Christian’s practice concentrates on domestic and international litigation, with a particular focus on complex commercial and banking disputes, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards, domestic and cross-border insolvency proceedings, as well as asset protection and recovery.

Christian is an author of articles and commentaries with a special focus on insolvency law and enforcement proceedings.

Recent publications

Request for Provisional Setting Aside of the Objection to the Payment Order (Gesuch um provisorische Rechtsöffnung)
In: Willi Fischer, Fabiana Theus-Simoni, and Dieter Gessler (Eds.), Commented lawsuit templates for debt enforcement and legal remedies (volume V), 2nd ed., Schulthess Legal Media Ltd, p 33 – 46, 2022

Commentary on Articles 294, 299, 300, 303, and 304 of the Swiss Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Act (SchKG)
In: Jolanta Kren Kostkiewicz and Dominik Vock (Eds.), Commentary on the Swiss Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law, SchKG, 4th ed., based on the 3rd ed. by Carl Jaeger published in 1911, Schulthess Legal Media Ltd, 2017

Legal Remedies of the Debtor against unjustified Debt Collection Proceedings
In: Peter Breitschmid, Ingrid Jent-Sørensen, Hans Schmid, and Miguel Sogo (Eds.), Facts, Procedure, Enforcement, Festschrift for Isaak Meier on the occasion of his 65th birthday, Schulthess Legal Media Ltd, p. 139-155, 2015

Current professional memberships

  • Member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of INSOL Europe

Career history

  • Counsel, LALIVE, Zurich, 2021 – present
  • Foreign Transaction Adviser, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Chicago, 2020 – 2021
  • Associate, Wenger Plattner, Zurich, 2012 – 2018
  • Court Clerk, District Court of Meilen, 2008 – 2012
  • Trainee, District Court of Horgen, 2007 – 2008
  • Research Assistant, Law Faculty, Zurich University, 2004 – 2007

Academic qualifications

  • LLM, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2020
  • iur., Zurich University, 2004