International and Domestic Arbitration

ZSCHUNKE Avocats / Rechtsanwälte / Avvocati is renowned for its skills in international and domestic arbitration.

Arbitration has become a preferred form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for settling differences in the business world, primarily because of the confidentiality of the procedure and the practical experience of the arbitrators in the field concerned. In addition, the parties to the dispute can agree on the language in which the proceedings are to be conducted in order to simplify international arbitration proceedings

The lawyers of the ZSCHUNKE law practice assist and represent their clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings and are also regularly appointed as arbitrators with national and international arbitral courts. Of decisive importance in their appointment as arbitrators or as counsel to one of the parties is their mastery of complex company processes, as well as that of several foreign languages and different judicial cultures.

ZSCHUNKE Avocats / Rechtsanwälte /Avvocati intervenes in all types of arbitration procedure and is particularly experienced in dispute proceedings governed by business arbitration institutions (ICC, LCIA, DIS, CMAP, Swiss Rules, etc.) and with ad hoc proceedings. Due to its long experience in the world of arbitration, the law firm ZSCHUNKE is able to contribute effectively to the constitution of an arbitral tribunal and to assist its clients in finding financing solutions for an arbitration procedure by connecting them with Third Party Funders (TPF).

The activity of ZSCHUNKE Avocats / Rechtsanwälte /Avvocati also entails the implementation of proceedings for enforcement of an arbitration award (exequatur orders, New York Convention, 1958) and the representation of clients in procedures before courts challenging such an award.

The lawyers at ZSCHUNKE advise their clients with regard to drafting arbitration clauses or agreements to be incorporated into complex contractual arrangements.

The main areas of intervention of ZSCHUNKE Avocats / Rechtsanwälte /Avvocati in terms of arbitration are as follows: construction and contractor contracts (complex infrastructure and industrial projects) transport, company acquisition related disputes, commercial and contractual relations, international sale of goods, and foreign investment arbitration.