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Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

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

German, English, French

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

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

Chambers Global

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

Who's Who Legal

„highly recommended for his litigation expertise“


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


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Foreign Associate in a leading law firm in New York
Legal Officer at the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland

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