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Lukas Rusch

Partner
Attorney at law, LL.M.

Loewenstrasse 1
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
T +41 44 217 92 12
lukas.rusch@pestalozzilaw.com

vCard CV (pdf) Publications list (pdf)

A brilliant lawyer

Who's Who Legal, 2023

A sharp legal mind, he's the one you want on your side.

Who's Who Legal, 2022

Lukas is definitely one of the rising stars of the Swiss arbitration market.

Who's Who Legal, 2022

Lukas is a stellar arbitration lawyer with an outstanding commitment to client service.

Who's Who Legal, 2021

He takes a very analytical, smart and thorough approach.

Who's Who Legal, 2022

He is deeply knowledgeable and efficient; straight to the point.

Who's Who Legal, 2021

Lukas Rusch is partner and member of Pestalozzi’s litigation and arbitration group in Zurich. He is an experienced counsel in commercial arbitrations and in state court litigations. His practice further covers setting aside proceedings against arbitral awards, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, and contentious aspects of insolvency proceedings. He also acts as an arbitrator.

Career

2022
  • President of AIJA International Arbitration Commission
2021
  • Partner at Pestalozzi
  • Regional Coordinator DIS40 Zürich (German Arbitration Institution)
2019
  • Vice-President of AIJA International Arbitration Commission
2013
  • Bar admission: Switzerland
  • Lecturer at University of St. Gallen
  • Associate at Pestalozzi
2012
  • Secondment at a leading global medical device company
2010
  • Queen Mary, University of London: LL.M.
  • Junior Associate at Pestalozzi
2009
  • University of St. Gallen: M.A. HSG in Law
  • Legal intern at WilmerHale, London
2008
  • Research and teaching assistant to Prof. Anne van Aaken at University of St. Gallen

Languages

German, English, French

Membership

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • AIJA
  • DIS40 (German Arbitration Institution)
  • ASA Below 40
  • YIAG
  • Young ICCA
  • ICC YAF

Publications

Der Werkvertrag (contract for work and services), Kommentar zu Art. 363-379 OR

Der Werkvertrag (contract for work and services), Kommentar zu Art. 363-379 OR

By Lukas Rusch: in Jolanta Kren Kostkiewicz, Stephan Wolf, Marc Amstutz, Roland Fankhauser (Hrsg.), Kommentar zum Schweizerischen Obligationenrecht, Orell Füssli Kommentar (OFK), Zürich 2023
Swiss Court confirms threshold for challenging awards on ground of arbitrator bias

Swiss Court confirms threshold for challenging awards on ground of arbitrator bias

By Lukas Rusch, Hendrik Puschmann: A v B 4A_100/2022, Lexis®PSL on 28/10/2022
Introduction Arbitration

Introduction Arbitration

By Lukas Rusch: Kolloquium Privatrecht, University of St. Gallen, 17 October 2022
Drafting and negotiating R&W and liability clauses (disputes perspective)

Drafting and negotiating R&W and liability clauses (disputes perspective)

By Lukas Rusch: Panelist at AIJA Seminar, Criminal and civil liability in M&A transactions, Krakow, 30 September 2022
Insurance & Reinsurance 2022 - Switzerland

Insurance & Reinsurance 2022 - Switzerland

By Lukas Rusch, Andrea Huber, Beat Schwarz: The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides, London 2022
Die Teilklage in der bundesgerichtlichen Rechtsprechung

Die Teilklage in der bundesgerichtlichen Rechtsprechung

By Lukas Rusch, Michelle Lindholm, Cyrill Chevalley: ZZZ 2021 (Heft 56), S. 727 ff.
Impact of the Global Pandemic on Construction Disputes

Impact of the Global Pandemic on Construction Disputes

By Lukas Rusch: Moderator at AIJA Half-Year November Conference, Dubai, 18 November 2021
Pestalozzi Arbitration Digest 2020: Overview of Swiss arbitration case law

Pestalozzi Arbitration Digest 2020: Overview of Swiss arbitration case law

By Lukas Rusch, Mercedes Chiabotti, Charlotte Rosenkranz, Myrtha Talirz: Pestalozzi Legal Update, August 2021
Early case assessment and investigations: reducing cost and risk

Early case assessment and investigations: reducing cost and risk

By Lukas Rusch: Legal Business Webinar, 17 Jun 2021
No requirement to repeat procedural acts after resignation of an arbitration (Swiss Federal Tribunal, decision 4A_332/2020)

No requirement to repeat procedural acts after resignation of an arbitration (Swiss Federal Tribunal, decision 4A_332/2020)

By Lukas Rusch, Florian Mohs, Irene Roethlisberger: Lexis®PSL, 14 May 2021
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