Lukas Rusch is an associate and member of Pestalozzi’s Litigation & Arbitration Group in Zurich. His practice focuses on the resolution of commercial disputes through litigation and arbitration. He represents clients before Swiss courts and in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. His practice further covers the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards as well as attachment and insolvency proceedings.
Lukas handles a wide range of commercial disputes across different commercial and industrial sectors. His experience includes disputes in the pharmaceutical sector, commodity and trade, construction and infrastructure as well as financial services. Lukas also regularly advises start-up companies on negotiations, dispute resolution, and insolvency matters.
Lukas expanded his expertise in the medical device industry during a secondment at a global medical device company in 2012. Prior to joining Pestalozzi, Lukas worked in claims and litigation management with Swiss Re and as a legal trainee with leading international law firms in Princeton, Washington (DC) and London.
Lukas is trained in both civil and common law jurisdictions. He holds degrees from University of St. Gallen (M.A. HSG in Law) and Queen Mary, University of London (LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution). During his legal studies, Lukas worked as a research and teaching assistant to Prof. Anne van Aaken in the fields of law and economics and investment treaty arbitration. Lukas is still associated with the University of St. Gallen as a lecturer and coach of the university's team for the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court.
- Vice-President at International Arbitration Commission at International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
- Associate at Pestalozzi
- Lecturer at University of St. Gallen
- Bar admission: Switzerland
- Secondment at a leading global medical device company
- Junior Associate at Pestalozzi
- Queen Mary, University of London: LL.M.
- Internship at WilmerHale, London
- University of St. Gallen: M.A. HSG in Law
- Research and teaching assistant to Prof. Anne van Aaken at University of St. Gallen