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Christian Exner



Switzerland, 2011
Illinois, USA (inactive), 2021


Swiss, German


German , English


Stampfenbachplatz 4
P.O. Box 212
8042 Zurich


+41 58 105 2100

Christian Exner joined LALIVE in 2021. He specialises in domestic and international litigation, with a particular focus on commercial and banking disputes, cross-border insolvency proceedings, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and awards, as well as asset protection and recovery.

He represents clients in complex, often cross-border, commercial and banking disputes before Swiss courts. He is also an author and co-author of articles and commentaries with a special focus on insolvency law and enforcement proceedings.

He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV) and the Swiss Bar Association (SAV).

Before joining LALIVE, Christian Exner worked as a foreign transaction advisor at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Chicago (2020-2021), as an associate and senior associate in the dispute resolution and insolvency teams of a well-known law firm in Küsnacht/Zurich (2012-2018), as a court clerk and chair of the arbitration authority in rental and lease matters at the District Court of Meilen (2008-2012), and as a trainee at the District Court of Horgen (2007-2008). He also was a research assistant at Zurich University School of Law (2004-2007).

Christian Exner graduated from Zurich University School of Law (lic. iur., 2004) and holds an LL.M. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago (2020). He was admitted to the bar in the Canton of Zurich in 2011 and in the State of Illinois in 2021.