Kirstin Dodge has been selected to join the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution Court, effective January 1, 2020. The Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne (Central Switzerland), Lugano, Neuchâtel and Zurich established the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution as a non-profit organization which offers means of dispute resolution based on the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and the Swiss Rules of Mediation. In order to administer arbitrations under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution established the SCAI Arbitration Court as an autonomous body.
Kirstin Dodge has served as Special Counsel for International Arbitration and Litigation at Homburger since 2006. Her practice focuses on representation of clients in international arbitrations, including with respect to intellectual property and investment treaty disputes as well as the energy, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to relocating to Switzerland, Ms. Dodge earned her legal degree (JD) at Harvard Law School then gained extensive experience as a commercial litigator in the US, where she was a partner at a leading Pacific Northwest firm.
Peter Riedweg (65), Partner in the Homburger Tax Team, has decided to leave the firm in the first half of 2020. He will establish a tax law boutique together with his son.
Peter Riedweg joined Homburger in 1996 as a partner. He was instrumental in further extending the tax advisory capabilities of Homburger. Clients and colleagues particularly valued his ability to describe complex situations in an understandable manner, and to design creative solutions for difficult tax problems.
The Homburger partners express their thanks to Peter Riedweg for 24 years of cooperation and development of the Homburger tax practice, wish him best of success in his role, and look forward to staying connected in a collegial manner.
Gregor Bühler has been elected to serve as the next Co-Chair of the Intellectual and Entertainment Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). He will lead the committee as its Co-Chair for a two-year term commencing in January 2020. The scope of the committee's work extends to all areas of IP law, including related areas such as privacy, media and sports law. More than 1,000 lawyers from a broad range of countries are members of this committee.
Gregor Bühler has been a partner at Homburger since 2003 and is Deputy Head of the IP | IT and Litigation practice teams. He has extensive experience in IP law, including both transactional matters and disputes.
We are strengthening our partnership at Homburger with new vigor and fresh perspectives. Our law firm's very own Richard Stäuber, Luca Dal Molin and Andreas Müller have become partners as of January 1, 2020. Their expertise and dedication make them great assets to us. We would like to extend them a warm welcome in their new roles.
On November 7, 2019 the inaugural Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Rising Stars Award Ceremony was held in London. Benjamin K. Leisinger and Roman Baechler were awarded a Europe Rising Stars Award in the categories Banking and Finance and Litigation.
Euromoney Legal Media Group celebrates rising star lawyers across 20 practice areas.
At its General Meeting on September 13, 2019 the members of the Swiss Arbitration Association unanimously elected Felix Dasser to succeed Elliott Geisinger as President. His presidency will begin on January 1, 2020.
Prof. Dr. Felix Dasser has been partner of Homburger since 2000 and was head of its dispute resolution team from 2010 to 2017. He advises and represents companies in international commercial and investment disputes, in court and arbitration proceedings. He also acts as arbitrator and expert for Swiss law.
Homburger supported the National Working Group for Reference Rates in Swiss Francs (NWG) in the development of preferred interest rate provisions for SARON floating rate notes, including sample fallback language. Partner René Bösch and Counsel Lee Saladino actively participated in the drafting of these provisions, which were published by the NWG as part of its discussion paper on floating rate notes dated July 2, 2019.
The partners of Homburger have appointed Flavio Romerio as new Managing Partner of the firm. He succeeds Daniel Daeniker, who will become Senior Partner.
Flavio Romerio has been partner of Homburger since 2002 and has chaired the White Collar & Investigations practice for over 10 years. He has also spearheaded the efforts of the firm in digital transformation. Daniel Daeniker continues to advise in Corporate Law | M&A and capital markets.
At this year's Who's Who Legal Award Ceremony on May 16, 2019 in London, Homburger received the award "Swiss Law Firm of the Year 2019". Allegra Arnold and Manuel Dubach were in attendance to accept the honors on the firm’s behalf.
Each year Who's Who Legal presents awards to individuals and firms that have performed exceptionally well in Who's Who's research. After an in-depth analysis, Who's Who identified a lawyer and a firm of the year in each of the featured practice areas.
On May 15, 2019 the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Awards ceremony was held in London. Homburger was named "Switzerland - Law Firm of the Year 2019". Partner Balz Gross won "Switzerland – Lawyer of the Year 2019". Partner Felix Dasser was in attendance to accept the honors on the firm’s behalf.
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