Stefanie
Pfisterer

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Stefanie Pfisterer specializes in international and domestic arbitration. She acts as counsel and arbitrator in these areas of practice. She also represents clients in complex court proceedings. International trust and estate law are her other areas of focus.

Stefanie Pfisterer specializes in international and domestic arbitration. She acts as counsel and arbitrator in these areas of practice. She also represents clients in complex court proceedings. International trust and estate law are her other areas of focus.

2021
Partner at Homburger
2014
Associate at Homburger
2013
Bar admission New York
2012
Senior Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London
2012
Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
2011
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
2009
Associate at a law firm in Berne
2009
Doctoral Student / Research Assistant at the University of Zurich
2009
Bar admission (Switzerland)
2008
Intern at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
2007
University of Berne (MLaw)

Stefanie Pfisterer is at the top of her game. She is clever, thorough, and does great work both in preparation and in arbitration sessions – a rising star.

2020

Stefanie Pfisterer is a ‹highly efficient, smart and dedicated› lawyer recognised for her outstanding work on international and domestic arbitration proceedings.

2020

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Homburger successfully represented a Swiss commodity company in long-lasting SCAI arbitration proceedings

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Homburger successfully appealed an ICC award for a South Korean company

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Stefanie Pfisterer

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Stefanie Pfisterer specializes in international and domestic arbitration. She acts as counsel and arbitrator in these areas of practice. She also represents clients in complex court proceedings. International trust and estate law are her other areas of focus.

Stefanie Pfisterer has been involved in more than 50 arbitration proceedings governed by the ICC Rules, the Swiss Rules, the LCIA Rules, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, and in ad hoc and ICSID arbitration proceedings. She is experienced in disputes arising, inter alia, out of agency and distribution, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, M&A transactions, and international sales contracts.

Stefanie Pfisterer also represents clients in complex court proceedings in a broad range of matters, in particular in international and cross-border disputes. She also represents entrepreneurs, foundations, and international families in contentious trust and estate matters.

Stefanie Pfisterer has been recognised by Legal 500 as Rising Star in the field of arbitration, where she is described as follows: “Stefanie Pfisterer is at the top of her game. She is clever, thorough, and does great work both in preparation and in arbitration sessions – a rising star“. Stefanie Pfisterer has also been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a “Future Leader” in arbitration (Europe – Non-Partners). She is described as “highly intelligent and analytic” (2021 ed.), as a “highly efficient, smart and dedicated” lawyer recognised for her outstanding work on international and domestic arbitration proceedings (2020 ed.), as a “technically brilliant” lawyer (2019 ed.) and as being “very analytical, extremely smart and one of the most talented of the younger generation” (2018 ed.).

Stefanie Pfisterer is the author of a number of publications in the field of dispute resolution, including commentaries on the Swiss Private International Law Act (PILA), the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure and the Swiss Rules. She is a regular speaker on arbitration-related issues.

Career

2021
Partner at Homburger
2014
Associate at Homburger
2013
Bar admission New York
2012
Senior Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London
2012
Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
2011
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
2009
Associate at a law firm in Berne
2009
Doctoral Student / Research Assistant at the University of Zurich
2009
Bar admission (Switzerland)
2008
Intern at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
2008
Junior Associate at a law firm in Berne
2007
Intern at the District Office of Berne
2007
Intern at the District Court of Thun
2007
University of Berne (MLaw)
2005
Intern at a law firm in Geneva
2003
Intern at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Organization in New York

Languages

English, French, German

Bar Registration

Admitted to the Swiss and New York bar

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