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Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5273
F +41 44 215 5200

Languages:
German, English, French

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5273
F +41 44 215 5200

„he is "as sharp as a fox" in both his analysis and advocacy“

Who's Who Legal

„He is open to ideas and has a very broad perspective on the law itself.“

Chambers HNW Guide

„While also being tenacious when needed, he can also be very collaborative and reasonable as well.“

Chambers HNW Guide

„Immense experience and a phenomenal level of knowledge.“

Chambers HNW Guide

„A brilliant litigator“

Chambers HNW Guide

„Straddles both contentious and non-contentious matters.“

Chambers HNW Guide

„highly recommended for his litigation expertise“

Chambers

„Very strong on the contentious side and he is a top-level lawyer in every aspect.“

Chambers HNW Guide

„He is recognised by his peers as "one of Switzerland's top litigators."“

Chambers Global
 

Manuel Liatowitsch is a Litigation Partner in our Zurich Office and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He represents clients in commercial disputes in Swiss courts and international arbitrations, and also acts as an arbitrator. He further specializes in shareholder/ownership disputes and in complex estate disputes; he also advises entrepreneurs and families on governance, dispute prevention and succession in privately held/controlled businesses.

 

Manuel Liatowitsch is highly recommended by the legal directories. Chambers lists him as "recognised by his peers as one of Switzerland's top litigators" and Who's Who Legal says "market sources consider [him] an absolute star” and that peers "note he is "as sharp as a fox" in both his analysis and advocacy".

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Currently represents a large Russian oil company in a corporate liability litigation in the Swiss courts
  • Represented a German industrial group in several ICC arbitrations in energy and health projects disputes
  • Represented shareholders in various ownership disputes for the control of privately held/controlled businesses
  • Advised various privately held/controlled business groups on governance, succession and dispute prevention

Career

Professional Experience
2008
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2003
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2001/02
Foreign Associate in a leading law firm in New York
2000/01
Legal Officer at the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland

Education and Admission
2001
Dr. iur. (doctor of law), University of Basel (summa cum laude)
2000
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1997
lic. iur. (master of law), University of Basel (summa cum laude)

Additional Professional Activities
  • Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law
  • Various publications on private international law and international litigation/arbitration, frequent conference speaker

„he is "as sharp as a fox" in both his analysis and advocacy“

Who's Who Legal

„He is open to ideas and has a very broad perspective on the law itself.“

Chambers HNW Guide

„While also being tenacious when needed, he can also be very collaborative and reasonable as well.“

Chambers HNW Guide

„Immense experience and a phenomenal level of knowledge.“

Chambers HNW Guide

„A brilliant litigator“

Chambers HNW Guide

„Straddles both contentious and non-contentious matters.“

Chambers HNW Guide

„highly recommended for his litigation expertise“

Chambers

„Very strong on the contentious side and he is a top-level lawyer in every aspect.“

Chambers HNW Guide

„He is recognised by his peers as "one of Switzerland's top litigators."“

Chambers Global

Recognitions

Chambers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal