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Litigation / Arbitration
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Within its areas of specialization, HMP represents clients before all Swiss courts and government authorities, as well as in domestic and foreign arbitral tribunals. The following areas are a permanent part of our litigation and arbitration work:
  • Civil proceedings, particularly for disputes involving commercial and corporate law
  • Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • Enforcement measures and freezing orders
  • International mutual administrative and legal assistance
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Representation in national and international arbitration proceedings
  • Arbitrator appointments
Some Deals & Cases
Appointment as arbitrator in an arbitration proceeding under Swiss Rules involving the termination of a franchising agreement for global distribution of luxury fashion articles.
Competition Commission proceeding with interlocutory measures due to abuse of market power in the oil industry.
Defense counsel for claims of responsibility brought against the auditors of an international construction company.
Appointment as arbitrator in an arbitration proceeding involving TV rights for the World Cup.
Representation and defense of a field sales representative of a publicly listed international corporate group before the Criminal Court of Bern-Laupen involving charges of unfair competition in the advertisement and sale of construction chemical products.
Defense of a financial liability insurance company against a class action lawsuit initiated by 30 persons before the Commercial Court of Zurich.
Co-arbitrator in a proceeding under Swiss Rules involving the termination of a joint venture between banks.
Successful representation of a publicly listed international corporation in the construction sector (construction chemicals) before a labor court against an employee in a case involving termination without notice.
Representation of an Australian insolvency administrator of a telecommunications group in bankruptcy proceedings against the Swiss subsidiary.
Recognition and enforcement of a claim for compensatory damages awarded by an Italian criminal court by way of adhesive procedure in the sense of a “Provisionale.”
Co-arbitrator in an ICC proceeding for a dispute involving a sales agreement for pharmaceutical products.
Co-arbitrator in a dispute involving an international purchase agreement for pharmaceutical products.
Complaint about bidding procedures for a midsize, innovative construction company before the Administrative Court of Zurich involving a public tender for renovation work on a school building.
Representation of an Italian industrial company against an international forfaiter involving silent confirmation and a letter of credit under UCP 600 in connection with the delivery of machinery to Cuba.
Defense counsel for claims of responsibility brought against a former member of the board of directors of a Swiss investment company.
Filing of claim in the bankruptcy of a Swiss diamond processor on behalf of a Thai company with a variety of issues, including issues related to the inclusion in bankruptcy estate of assets located abroad.
Representation of a credit insurance company against various international banks.
Filing of claim in the bankruptcy of a Swiss diamond processor on behalf of a Thai company with a variety of issues, including issues related to the inclusion in bankruptcy estate of assets located abroad.
Deputy liquidator for Swissair Swiss Air Transport Company Limited in liquidation with voluntary assignment since 2003.
Appointment as an arbitrator in an arbitration proceeding involving syndicated loans as part of a major construction project in Eastern Germany.
Defense counsel for unjustified claims by employees before the Labor Court of Zurich for a major manufacturer in the European telecom industry.
Representation of a publicly listed machine manufacturer in a claims dispute related to the sale of multiple systems for CD and DVD production.
Enforcement of contracts for a publicly listed company in the machine-building industry.
Co-arbitrator in a dispute involving compensation from the termination of a sales agreement in the machine-building industry.
Representation of an international oil company in an arbitration proceeding under ICC Rules involving an exploration agreement.
Arbitrator under ICC Rules in an investment dispute between a Turkish and an American telecommunications group.
Appointment as an arbitrator in a dispute involving a shareholders’ agreement in the luxury goods sector.
Appointment as arbitrator in an arbitration proceeding under Swiss Rules involving the sales of nutritional supplements of a German pharmaceutical company on the Chinese market.
Co-arbitrator in a dispute involving compensation from the termination of a sales agreement in the machine-building industry.
Defense counsel for claims concerning commissions brought by an employee before the District Court of Bülach, for a major distributor in the Swiss telecom industry.
Judicial enforcement of a guarantee for an Italian industrial corporate group against a Swiss insurance firm before the Commercial Court of Zurich.
Representation of a global technology corporation in multiple proceedings before a commercial court involving litigation related to ICT projects.
Representation of an asset manager in complex litigation involving the dissolution of a joint venture agreement in the financial sector.
Representation of a leading global American medical technology corporation in a patent revocation proceeding against an Israeli manufacturer.
Complaint about bidding procedures before the Administrative Tribunal of Tessin Canton involving public tender for renovation work on a hydraulic power plant (case was won and client received direct acceptance of offer).
Representation of an international airline company before the Commercial Court of Zurich in litigation related to a debt claim and liability for defects for aircraft maintenance.
Litigation before a commercial court regarding claims related to machine leasing.
Co-arbitrator in a proceeding under Swiss Rules for a dispute involving a financing agreement for an infrastructure project in Eastern Germany.
Representation of a credit insurance company against various international banks.
Co-arbitrator in a dispute involving an international purchase agreement for pharmaceutical products.
Representation of an international bank in a complex dispute under German law involving current accounts.
Successful representation of a company in the telecommunications sector before a labor court against an employee in a case involving wage equality and wrongful termination.
SFBC proceeding involving duties of disclosure under the Stock Exchange Act.
Representation of foreign bankruptcy trustees in mini-bankruptcy proceedings in Switzerland.
Judicial finding of trademark infringement in the consumer goods sector against a major telecom vendor.
Complaint filed before the Commercial Court of Bern for cancellation of the Swiss portion of an international trademark due to nonuse.
Co-arbitrator in a dispute arising from a licensing agreement for machine production in China.
Defense counsel for claims of responsibility brought against a former member of the board of directors of a globally active Swiss investment company.
Defense counsel for claims of responsibility brought by old age and survivors' insurance (AHV) against the board of directors of a bankrupt company.
Complaint to the Federal Administrative Court and the Federal Supreme Court for petrol station operators regarding 24-hour opening times for petrol stations.
Deputy liquidator for Swissair Swiss Air Transport Company Limited in liquidation with voluntary assignment since 2003.
Claim for compensatory damages in debt restructuring agreement with assignment of assets for an oil company.
Co-arbitrator in a dispute arising from a construction contract involving tilting trains.
Defense counsel for claims of responsibility and Paulian action against a former member of the board of directors of a Swiss corporation in the field of opinion research and statistics.
Arbitrator under ICC Rules in an investment dispute between a Turkish and an American telecommunications group.
Appointment as arbitrator (lCC) in a complex licensing dispute in the chemical engineering sector between a leading global European machine builder and a large American licensee.
Representation of a global plastics manufacturer in an arbitration proceeding involving a post-closing dispute following a spinoff.