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.

Recognition

“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

Attachment of Assets: Switzerland
ANDRÉ BRUNSCHWEILER, BENOÎT A. MAURON, NOÉMIE RAETZO, ANGELINA SGIER
In: Lawrence W. Newman (Ed.), Attachment of Assets, JurisNet LLC, 2024

Corporate litigation – guidance on court measures to remedy organisational defects
ANDRÉ BRUNSCHWEILER, JUDIT OTTRUBAY, PHILIPP ESTERMANN
In: Lexology online, LALIVE blog, 20 June 2023

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland
ANDRÉ BRUNSCHWEILER, SANDRINE GIROUD, NOÉMIE RAETZO, PHILIPP ESTERMANN
In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Ed), International Civil Procedure, 11th Ed, Juris Publishing Inc, pp SWI–1 to 32, 2023

Recent conferences

Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) – 32nd Annual Meeting and Conference – New World, New Wisdom
ANDRÉ BRUNSCHWEILER, Speaker: How to enforce SPA remedies?
Tokyo, 24-27 April 2024

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria) – Schweizer und deutsches Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (Swiss and German la was an alternative in international contracts)
ANDRÉ BRUNSCHWEILER, WERNER JAHNEL; MARION BINDER, Speaker: Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for Austrian lawyers and practitioners
Wien, 13 March 2024

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

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
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Practices

  • Asset Recovery & Insolvency
  • Corporate Commercial Advisory
  • Commercial Litigation

Sectors

  • Banking & Finance

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Nationality

  • German
  • Swiss

Admission

  • Switzerland, 2010
“One of the strongest advocates in Switzerland” Legal 500, EMEA, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, 2021