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Dr. Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 3442
F +41 44 215 5200

German, English, French

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 3442
F +41 44 215 5200

Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration as well as pre-litigation strategic advice.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Acts as counsel before Swiss courts and arbitral tribunals in a wide range of commercial disputes
  • Special expertise in banking litigation, corporate law disputes (including liability of directors and officers) as well as the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, asset recovery and international legal assistance
  • Successful representation of UBS AG before the Zurich Commercial Court and the Federal Supreme Court in a CHF 25 million lawsuit brought by a Swatch Group company for losses suffered with bond fund investments during the financial crisis


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Research and Teaching Assistant at University of Zurich
Research and Teaching Assistant at University of Zurich
International Summer Trainee at a leading business law firm in Chicago

Education and Admission
Dr. iur., University of Zurich
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic iur., University of Zurich

Additional Professional Activities
  • Publications on issues of civil procedure as well as civil and commercial law
  • Lecturer for civil procedure at the University of Zurich and in the CAS programme "Civil Litigation" of the University of St. Gallen

„huge eye for detail but is also mindful of the wider picture“

Global Arbitration Review

Selected Publications

Kommentar zum Fusionsgesetz, 3. Auflage
Handkommentar zum Schweizer Privatrecht, 3. Auflage, Art. 1-111 FusG, hrsg. von Marc Amstutz et al., Zürich 2016
Kommentierung von Art. 142-149 ZPO (Fristen, Säumnis und Wiederherstellung)
in: Paul Oberhammer (Hrsg.), Kurzkommentar zur Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung, Basel 2010
Doppelrelevante Tatsachen in Zivilprozess und Schiedsverfahren
Diss. Zürich 2009 (Schriften zum Schweizerischen Zivilprozessrecht, Bd. 3, Zürich/St. Gallen 2010)