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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 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.)

According to interviewees, Balz Gross is ‹very thorough, responsive, intelligent and able to communicate the client's position well›. He acts on commercial litigation and arbitration, including contractual disputes and post-M&A disputes. Gross also advises on civil litigation proceedings in embezzlement cases.

2020

Balz Gross advises on mass dismissals, transfer of staff and contract termination mandates. One impressed client praises his pragmatism, adding that he has ‹a creative approach to resolving issues›.

2020

Balz Gross is extremely professional and thorough. He has lots of experience and presents very well in arbitrations.

2020

Balz Gross has the unique ability to make the client feel at ease about difficult decisions by providing various legal strategies and options which help to make the right decision.

2020

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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.

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 and Supreme Courts, and represents foreign and Swiss clients in proceedings involving criminal law issues. In addition, Balz Gross acts as counsel in employment litigation, with a particular focus on management compensation and employee incentive schemes.

“Leading litigator and arbitration counsel” (Chambers 2010), “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 Legal 500 (Leading Individual, Litigation).

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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