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Balz Gross

Balz Gross is the Head of Homburger’s Litigation / Arbitration and of the Employment and Executive Compensation team. He has extensive experience regarding all aspects of international arbitration (ICSID, ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, ad hoc, etc.) and complex litigation before Swiss state courts and authorities, including criminal proceedings and employment (compensation) related disputes.

Balz Gross is the Head of Homburger’s Litigation / Arbitration and of the Employment and Executive Compensation team. He has extensive experience regarding all aspects of international arbitration (ICSID, ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, ad hoc, etc.) and complex litigation before Swiss state courts and authorities, including criminal proceedings and employment (compensation) related disputes.

2017
Head of Dispute Resolution Team
2016
Admission Singapore International Commercial Court
2012
Head of Employment Team
2010
Head of Russia Focus Group
2002
Partner at Homburger
1996
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
1995
Associate at Homburger
1995
Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
1994
Bar admission
1989
University of Zurich (lic. iur.)

Balz Gross is a top litigator who does all types of commercial financial disputes.

2023

He is one of the most intelligent and strategic lawyers I know.

2023

Dr Balz Gross is an exceptional practitioner.

2023

Balz Gross is 'the key man' in Swiss litigation, where he is celebrated as 'a highly seasoned and experienced litigator'.

2022

He has very wide experience, is able to come up with pragmatic solutions and is capable of handling difficult litigation procedures.

2022

Balz Gross is ‹very good and has a tremendous amount of experience,› according to sources. He has vast experience representing Swiss and international clients in commercial litigation cases, including post-M&A disputes. Interviewees also praise him as ‹the best Swiss litigator for international multi-jurisdictional litigation.›

2021

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The Legal 500 ranks Homburger Tier 1 in 14 categories and selected 7 lawyers for the Hall of Fame

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Homburger advises wefox in its Series D funding round resulting in a post-money valuation of USD 4.5 bn

Deals & Cases

Homburger advised Ahlström Capital on the merger of Enics with GPV

Deals & Cases

Employment and employee benefits in Switzerland: overview 2022

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Balz Gross

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Balz Gross is the Head of Homburger’s Litigation / Arbitration and of the Employment and Executive Compensation team. He has extensive experience regarding all aspects of international arbitration (ICSID, ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, ad hoc, etc.) and complex litigation before Swiss state courts and authorities, including criminal proceedings and employment (compensation) related disputes.

Balz Gross

He has acted as party counsel in more than one hundred international arbitrations, in particular in proceedings relating to mergers and acquisitions, long-term supply contracts, distribution contracts and joint ventures. Balz Gross also acts as co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations.

Balz Gross has acted as counsel in numerous large, mostly international proceedings before the state courts in all Swiss cantons, in particular the Commercial Courts and the High Courts and Supreme Court, and represents foreign and Swiss clients in proceedings involving criminal law issues. Balz Gross also advises on employment litigation, with a particular focus on executive remuneration and employee incentive schemes, and advises clients on employment issues in connection with restructurings.

«Leading litigator and arbitration counsel» (Chambers 2010), «exceptional practitioner» (The Legal 500, 2023), «quick witted and prudent» (Chambers 2011),«Forceful litigator» (Chambers 2019), Balz Gross is constantly recommended in Chambers in Dispute Resolution (Arbitration Counsel, Band 1; Litigation, Band 1) and Employment (Band 2), in Benchmark Litigation (Lawyer of the Year 2019) and The Legal 500 in Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Hall of Fame; Litigation, Leading Individual) and Employment (Leading Individual).

Career

2017
Head of Dispute Resolution Team
2016
Admission Singapore International Commercial Court
2012
Head of Employment Team
2010
Head of Russia Focus Group
2002
Partner at Homburger
1996
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
1995
Associate at Homburger
1995
Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
1994
Bar admission
1989
University of Zurich (lic. iur.)

Languages

English, German

Bar Registration

Admitted to the Swiss and Singapore bar

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