André Brunschweiler

Partner, Zurich

+41 58 105 2100

André Brunschweiler

André specialises in both commercial litigation and business advisory work in relation to corporate and commercial matters. His expertise covers a wide range of commercial contracts, shareholder and JV matters, company restructuring and insolvency, sanctions and employment law.

Regarded as an “excellent lawyer and advisor” in Legal 500 EMEA, Banking & Finance, 2023, André provides savvy and practical advice on both non-contentious and contentious issues, developing commercially sensible pre- litigation strategies but also defending clients before all the Swiss Courts and Authorities. He also routinely advises and represents clients in the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, and in related asset recovery strategies, including the attachment and freezing of assets.


“Excellent lawyer and advisor, very focused on client needs, excellent understanding of banking/finance industry.”
Legal 500, EMEA, Banking & Finance, 2022

“André is noted for his broad practice as one of the ‘strongest advocates in Switzerland – at the very top of their game.’”
Legal 500, EMEA, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Practice Head), 2021

Recent publications

Corporate litigation – guidance on court measures to remedy organisational defects
In: Lexology online, LALIVE blog, 20 June 2023

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland
In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Ed), International Civil Procedure, 11th Ed, Juris Publishing Inc, pp SWI–1 to 32, 2023

Die Vollstreckung ausländischer Entscheide in der Schweiz: Ein unentschiedenes Seilziehen zwischen Formalismus und Effizienz
In: Blätter für Schuldbetreibung und Konkurs (BlSchK), pp 289-303, 27 January 2023

Recent conferences

WEKA Praxisseminar – Professionelle Vertragserstellung und -gestaltung
ANDRÉ BRUNSCHWEILER, Speaker: Verträge sicher gestalten und verhandeln für Nicht-Juristen
26 October 2023

Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) – 31st Annual Meeting and Conference – One World: Law & Environment beyond Covid
ANDRÉ BRUNSCHWEILER, Moderator: Sanctions & Conflicts of Laws – How Multinational Should Navigate Conflicting Regulations
Dubai, 7-10 March 2023

WEKA Praxisseminar – Professionelle Vertragserstellung und -gestaltung
ANDRÉ BRUNSCHWEILER, Speaker: Verträge sicher gestalten und verhandeln für Nicht-Juristen
1 June 2023

The European Circuit
Sanctions: The Implication for Lawyers
ANDRÉ BRUNSCHWEILER, Speaker: Russian Sanctions
15 June 2022

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)
Schweizer und deutsches Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (Swiss and German law as an alternative in international contracts)

ANDRÉ BRUNSCHWEILER, WERNER JAHNEL, DOMINIK ELMIGERS, Speakers: Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for Austrian lawyers and practitioners
Webinar: 16 March 2021

Current memberships

  • Vice chair of the IPBA’s Cross-Border Investment Committee
  • Member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV)

Career history

  • Partner, LALIVE, Zurich, 2018 – present
  • Counsel, LALIVE, 2015 – 2017
  • Associate, LALIVE, 2010 – 2014
  • Trainee, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich & Geneva, 2006 – 2008
  • Law Clerk, District Court of Zurich, 2008

Academic qualifications

  • Lic Iur, University of Zurich (magna cum laude), 2006
  • University Francois Rebelais, France, 2005