Very good at offering practical solutions, explaining things and bridging cultural and legal differences.
Chambers Europe - Dispute Resolution, 2019
Michael Kramer is a partner and heads Pestalozzi's Litigation and Arbitration group in Zurich. He specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration as well as in cases of international judicial assistance in cross-border disputes and white collar crimes. Michael Kramer also serves as an arbitrator in institutional arbitrations under various rules (such as ICC Rules and Swiss Rules) and ad hoc arbitrations. He is listed as a leading individual in Legal500 for litigation.
Michael Kramer received his degrees from the University of Fribourg (lic. iur., summa cum laude) in 1991 and from the University of Chicago Law School (LL.M.) in 1999. He was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 1992 and joined Pestalozzi in 1999. From 2012 to 2019, Michael Kramer served as chairman of Pestalozzi.
Michael Kramer is a member of the Arbiration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution.
Michael Kramer is ranked in Chambers, Who's Who Legal and, as a leading individual for litigation, in Legal500.
His recent cases have involved disputes in various industries such as banking, pharmaceuticals, insurance, commodities, telecommunications and construction.
Michael Kramer's practice also includes the litigious aspects of debt collection and bankruptcy law, as well as white collar crime matters. He has broad experience in asset tracing and freezing.
- Partner at Pestalozzi
- University of Chicago Law School: LL.M.
- Associate at Pestalozzi
- Bar admission: Switzerland
- University of Fribourg: lic. iur., summa cum laude
English, French, German
Expertise & IndustriesCompliance
Litigation & Arbitration
White Collar Crime
- Zurich Bar Association
- Swiss Bar Association
- Insolvency Law Association (SchKG-Vereinigung)
- III (International Insolvency Institute)