Title: Corporate / Business Litigation

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Dieter Hofmann

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Dieter Hofmann

Firm: Walder Wyss
Address:Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box 1236
Zurich 8034
Switzerland
Phone:+41 44 498 98 98
Fax:+41 44 498 98 99
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Profile

Dieter Hofmann heads the Litigation & Arbitration Team. His primary focus is dispute resolution in complex, mainly international cases, ranging from pre-litigation advice, representation of clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, coordination in cases involving multiple jurisdictions, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards and international legal assistance. He also sits as arbitrator in international arbitrations. He has considerable experience in complex disputes arising from directors’ liability, shareholders’ agreements, international contracts, engineering and construction projects, banking, finance and insurance, insolvency etc. He is Chair of the Zurich Bar’s Litigation Practice Group and has presented papers at major international conferences and published on litigation and arbitration in Switzerland and abroad.

Born in 1965, Dieter Hofmann studied law at Zurich University (lic. iur. 1991). He has worked as a District Court law clerk in Zurich and as an attorney with major law firms in Zurich and in London. In 1999, he was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (not practising).

Dieter Hofmann speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practise throughout Switzerland.

 

Languages: German, English, French
Joined the Law Firm in: 1999

 

Areas of Practice

 

  • Arbitration
  • Corporate Crime & Investigations
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare & Life Science
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Insurance
  • Litigation

 

Professional Career

 

Professional Associations

    Law Society, England and Wales
    Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations
    Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
    London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

Publications


Commentary on Article 27 Swiss Rules
by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide"
The Hague 2013


Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Switzerland
by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: "Getting the Deal Through" 5 November 2013, pp. 127-132


Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Switzerland
co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2012, pp. 127–132


New Rules on International Arbitration
by Dieter Hofmann
in: "For The Defense" May 2012, pp. 12–15


IBA Rules of Evidence – Commentary on the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration
co-authored by Tobias Zuberbühler, Christian Oetiker, Thomas Rohner and Dieter Hofmann
Zurich 2012


Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Switzerland
co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2011, pp. 120–125


Product Liability: Switzerland
co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Antonio Carbonara
in: "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2011, pp. 173–178


Newsletter 98: Jurisdiction Clauses in Light of the Revised Lugano Convention and the New Swiss Code of Civil Procedure
by Dieter Hofmann and Franziska Studer
June 2011


Kommentar zu Art. 5 und Art. 38-52 des Lugano-Übereinkommens
(Commentary on Art. 5 and Art. 38-52 of the Lugano Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement in Civil and Commercial Matters)
co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: "Basler Kommentar zum Lugano-Übereinkommen"
Basel 2011


Newsletter 95: New Landscape of Civil Procedure in Switzerland as of 1 January 2011
by Dieter Hofmann
November 2010


Kommentar zu Art. 257 der Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung ('Rechtsschutz in klaren Fällen')
(Commentary on Art. 257 of the Swiss Civil Procedure Code ('Legal Remedy in Clear Cases'))
by Dieter Hofmann
in: "Basler Kommentar zur Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung"
Basel 2010


Product Liability: Switzerland
by Dieter Hofmann
in: "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2010


The International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Maxim Kulkov
in: "Institutional Arbitration – Tasks and Powers of different Arbitration Institutions"
Zurich 2009, pp. 192–215


Product Liability: Switzerland
by Dieter Hofmann
in: "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2008


Product Liability: Switzerland
by Dieter Hofmann
in: "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2008"
2008


Newsletter 73: Bribery in the Private Sector - "Few Men Have Virtue to Withstand the Highest Bidder"
by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
August 2007


Arbitration Clauses Proposed by the EU Commission in Antitrust and Merger Procedures – Current Approach and Deficiencies
co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: Tobias Zuberbühler / Christian Oetiker (Editor[s]), "Practical Aspects of Arbitrating EC Competition Law"
Zürich 2007, pp. 149–186


Newsletter 26: The Lugano Convention and the Swiss Speciality
by Dieter Hofmann
April 2001


How to take evidence in Switzerland and not be arrested
co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Jonathan Wheeler
in: "International Commercial Litigation" July 1998


Bar Admission

He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practise throughout Switzerland.

 

Education


Dieter Hofmann studied law at Zurich University (lic. iur.1991).