LALIVE appoints four new partners in its Zurich office

14 January 2014


LALIVE is delighted to announce the appointment of four new partners effective from 1 January 2014, in its Zurich office.  Dr Simone Nadelhofer and Dr Werner Jahnel, both counsel at LALIVE and based in the Zurich office since 2010, have been promoted partners of the firm, while Dr Philipp Habegger and Dr Marc Veit join LALIVE from a leading Zurich business law firm.

Simone Nadelhofer, a Swiss attorney, joined LALIVE in 2009 and opened LALIVE’s Zurich office in 2010.  She has been practicing since 2001 in domestic and international litigation (including white collar crime and mutual legal assistance), banking and finance and commercial law.  She regularly advises multinational corporations, SMEs and high net worth individuals on regulatory matters and in complex litigation before Swiss state courts and authorities.

Werner Jahnel, an Austrian national admitted to practice law in Austria, Spain and Switzerland (as a foreign lawyer), joined LALIVE in 2008 and moved to the Zurich office in 2010.  He specialises in international arbitration, with many years of experience as counsel and arbitrator, and in commercial law.  He also regularly advises private clients on international estate planning and inheritance law matters.

Philipp Habegger is a Swiss attorney and a highly respected figure in international commercial arbitration.  He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 145 international arbitration proceedings around the world in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, pharmaceutical, energy and commodity trading.  He currently acts as President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution and is also a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.  He joins the firm from a leading Zurich law firm, where he was a dispute resolution partner for many years.

Marc D. Veit, also a Swiss attorney, is an arbitration and litigation specialist, with extensive experience in complex international disputes, with a particular emphasis on multi-jurisdictional disputes in a variety of business sectors including energy, construction, banking and telecommunications.  He also joins the firm after many years as a dispute resolution partner with a prominent Zurich law firm.

LALIVE now comprises 16 partners, 8 counsel and over 40 associates in Zurich and Geneva, who together advise the firm’s domestic and international clients in all key areas of commercial law and dispute resolution.  For more information see LALIVE’s areas of practice.

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