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Werner Jahnel

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Vienna
Barcelona
Zurich

Nationality

Swiss, Austrian

Languages

English , French , German , Italian , Spanish

Zurich

Stampfenbachplatz 4
P.O. Box 212
8042 Zurich
Switzerland

Contact

+41 58 105 2100

Werner Jahnel joined LALIVE in 2008 and has been based in the Zurich office since 2010. He specialises in private wealth, advising private clients, family offices, foundations and trust companies on complex international estate planning and inheritance law matters, succession planning, divorce and family issues. He is certified by the Swiss Bar Association as a Specialist in Inheritance law. Having practised international arbitration for two decades, he currently acts as counsel and arbitrator in commercial and private client related disputes.

Werner Jahnel is a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Successio, the Swiss Association for Arbitration in Inheritance Matters (SVSiE), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Zurich Bar Association. He is a founding member of the Association of Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) and a founding member of the Barcelona branch of CEA-40 (Spanish Arbitration Club). He is also a member of ASA, ArbAut, CEA (Club Español de Arbitraje), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and the Liechtenstein Arbitration Association (LIS). He is admitted to the list of arbitrators of the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

Werner Jahnel is ranked by Chambers’ High Net Worth Guide as a leading practitioner in Private Wealth, as well as by Legal 500 as one of the leading private client practitioners in Switzerland. Furthermore, Chambers Global ranks him in the area of dispute resolution (as an Austrian and Spanish attorney practicing in Switzerland).

Werner Jahnel previously worked as an associate at Monereo, Meyer & Marinel-Lo Abogados in Barcelona and Madrid (2006-2008), and in international arbitration with Andreas Reiner & Partners in Vienna (2002-2005). He was a legal counsel (1999-2001) and counsel ad hoc (2006) at the ICC in Paris (International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce). He trained as a clerk in various Austrian courts (1996-1998) and was assistant to the Austrian trade commissioner in Montreal, Canada, in 1995.

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Graz in Austria, awarded in 2001 with distinction, and a Master’s degree in international studies (specialisation in public international law and international business law) from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva (1996-1998). He also studied law at the University of Lyon II, France, and obtained in 1995 his Magister der Rechtswissenschaften from the University of Graz, Austria.

Werner Jahnel focuses his practice on international private wealth matters and is described as "a very experienced litigator with a strong understanding of private wealth and trust issues." One source says: "He is an excellent litigator; you can use him for specific trust disputes and he will do a great job." Another interviewee notes that "he is immensely knowledgeable about inheritance law" and that "his client service is exceptional."

Chambers HNW Guide, Private Wealth, Switzerland, 2019

Werner Jahnel is a 'knowledgeable' inheritance law specialist.

The Legal 500, Private Client, 2019

‘His knowledge sets him apart’, ‘he's conscious and caring of clients. He doesn't make things last for a long time, he tackles it head-on and finds a solution pretty fast’.

Chambers HNW Guide, Private Wealth, Switzerland, 2018

‘Highly competent, dedicated, committed and knowledgeable’ and ‘careful listener’

Legal 500, Switzerland, Private Client, 2018

Zürich-based Werner Jahnel focuses on international commercial arbitration and acts as both arbitrator and counsel. He is qualified in Spain and Austria and boasts professional experience in both countries. He has recent experience of acting as an arbitrator in disputes regarding financial services joint ventures.

Chambers Global, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution, Foreign Expert for Austria, Spain, 2018

‘Very responsive and very knowledgeable in inheritance law’.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Private client, 2017

Werner Jahnel is recommended.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Private client, 2016

Werner Jahnel is admitted to the Bar in Spain and Austria. He specialises in international arbitration.

Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2013

Werner Jahnel (...) has a wealth of experience as counsel and arbitrator in international proceedings.

Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2013

The highly regarded Werner Jahnel of Lalive is a Zurich-based arbitration expert with an impressive international record.

Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, Austria, 2011

Grundlagen des österreichischen Erbrechts unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des österreichisch-schweizerischen Erbfalls

Werner Jahnel, 2019

successio Journal for inheritance law, No. 1/19, pp. 65-84

The Legal Picture

Teresa Giovannini, Werner Jahnel, Sandrine Giroud, 2019

Arts and Collections Magazine, Vol. 2, 2019, pp. 70-71

Arbitration in matters of succession with special consideration of the Regulation (EU) No. 650/2012

Werner Jahnel, 2014

B-Arbitra – Belgian Review of Arbitration, 2015/1, pp. 41-66

Commentary on Articles 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 ICC Rules

Werner Jahnel, 2013

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, AH Alphen aan den Rijn, 2013

ICC Schiedsgerichtsordnung 2012

Werner Jahnel, 2012

ECOLEX, Fachzeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht, 1/2012, pp. 35-39

Kommentar der ICC Schiedsgerichtsordnung

Werner Jahnel, 2010

Institutionelle Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, 1st edition (2005) and 2nd edition (2010),
Prof. Rolf A. Schütze, Heymanns Verlag, Berlin

Event Fachgruppe Güter- und Erbrecht

Advokatenkammer Basel/Basellandschaftlicher Anwaltsverband

12/11/2019 Basel Werner Jahnel Speaker: Herausforderungen in der internationalen Nachlassplanung mit Fokus auf die DACH-Region

Swiss Association for Arbitration in Inheritance Matters (SVSiE)

Schiedsfähigkeit von und Schiedsverfahren in Erbsachen (Arbitrability of and arbitration proceedings in inheritance matters)

06/09/2019 Zurich Werner Jahnel Speaker: Schiedsverfahren in Erbsachen: Länderbericht Schweiz (Arbitration proceedings in inheritance matters: country report Switzerland)

For more information, see the programme.

KNect 365

Transcontinental Trusts Litigation Summit

29/04/2019 Geneva Werner Jahnel Moderator: Arbitration of Trust Disputes

For more information, see the programme.

Schulthess Forum – Erbrecht 2019

Nachlassplanung im Wandel – Herausforderungen für die Praxis

19/03/2019 Zurich Werner Jahnel Speaker: Herausforderungen in der internationalen Nachlassplanung mit Fokus auf die Dachregion (Deutschland/Österreich/Schweiz)

Austrian Arbitration Academy

Arbitration Rules in Practice

28/02/2019 Vienna Werner Jahnel Evidence and Document Production in International Arbitration

Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ/Hochschule Luzern

International Estate Planning Summit 2018

29/11/2018 Zurich Werner Jahnel Panellist: Panel Discussion on Forced Heirship Rules – Estate planning focusing on forced heirship rules in selected countries with case studies: Switzerland, United States, Italy, Austria and Spain

For more information, see the programme.

Cambridge Forums

Forum on International Wealth Disputes

10/10/2018 Versailles Werner Jahnel Speaker: Cross Border Capacity Issues

For more information, see the programme.

ArbAut/LIS/ASA

Dreiländer-Konferenz 2018 – Schiedsverfahren in A/CH/FL

20/09/2018 Vienna Werner Jahnel Speaker: Arbitration clauses and third parties – who is bound?

VIAC – Vienna International Arbitration Centre

18/06/2018 Feldkirch Werner Jahnel Speaker: Arbitration clauses in last wills

Austrian Arbitration Academy

Arbitration Rules in Practice

28/01/2018 Vienna Werner Jahnel Evidence and Document Production in International Arbitration

ICC - University of Krakow

Workshop ICC Arbitration and ADR Training

09/06/2017 Krakow Werner Jahnel Speaker: Challenge and Enforcement of [foreign] Awards

Verein Successio

Successio-Forum 2017

01/04/2017 Lucerne Werner Jahnel Speaker: Austrian law of inheritance

Austrian Arbitration Academy

Arbitration Rules in Practice

23/02/2017 Vienna Werner Jahnel C

Austrian Arbitration Association Arb|Aut

Arb|Aut Forum

20/10/2016 Vienna Werner Jahnel Speaker: Suspicions of corruption – what the arbitral tribunal must/may/should do

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

Deutsches + Schweizer Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (German and Swiss law as an alternative in international contracts)

20/10/2016 Vienna Werner Jahnel Speaker: Vor- und Nachteile für Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for legal practitioners)

University of Graz

(Internationales) Erbrecht: Aktuelle Reformen und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit

11/11/2015 Graz Werner Jahnel Speaker: Schiedsfähigkeit erbrechtlicher Streitigkeiten und Wirksamkeit letztwillig eingesetzter Schiedsgerichte in internationalen Erbfällen

For more information, see the programme.

Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC)

TRAC International Arbitration Day

08/10/2015 Tehran Werner Jahnel Speaker: Arbitration Involving State Parties: Meaning of “State” and Practical Considerations Related to International Arbitration involving State Parties

ICC Austria

Schweizer und deutsches Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (Swiss and German law as an alternative in international contracts)

07/05/2015 Dornbirn Werner Jahnel Speaker: Vor- und Nachteile für österreichische Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for Austrian legal practitioners)

For more information, see the programme.

ICC - University of Krakow

Workshop ICC Arbitration and ADR Training

18/04/2015 Krakow Werner Jahnel Speaker: Challenge and Enforcement of [foreign] Awards

University of Basel

Recht aktuell BRUSH UP: Aktuelles aus der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit

30/10/2014 Basel Werner Jahnel Speaker: Stossrichtung der Reformen der institutionellen Schiedsregeln der letzten Jahre und anstehende Revision des 12. Kapitels des IPRG

For more information, see the programme.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Paris)/ Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)

4th ICC / YAF Annual Conference

13/10/2014 Istanbul Werner Jahnel Speaker: Key Points in Submitting Factual Evidence During the Course of the Written Submissions

For more information, see the programme.

Sociedad Boliviana de Arbitraje

5tas Jornadas Internacionales de Arbitraje en Bolivia

10/10/2014 La Paz Werner Jahnel Speaker: El cambio de la sede arbitral por parte de un tribunal arbitral o de una institución: ¿medida de buen proveer o exceso manifiesto a sus facultades conferidas?

Globalaw round table

International Inheritance Law

08/05/2014 Hamburg Werner Jahnel Speaker: The impact of the EU Regulation on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions and Acceptance and Enforcement of Authentic Instruments in matters of Succession of 4 July 2012, No 650/2012 on international successions in Switzerland

ICC Austria

Schweizer und deutsches Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (Swiss and German law as an alternative in international contracts)

07/05/2014 Vienna Werner Jahnel Speaker: Vor- und Nachteile für Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for legal practitioners)

For more information, see the programme.

ICC Morocco

Study of a mock case under the ICC Arbitration Rules

24/04/2014 Casablanca Werner Jahnel Speaker: L’instruction du dossier/La Réponse à la Demande d’Arbitrage/Négociation et rédaction de la clause d’arbitrage

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

Schweizer + deutsches Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (Swiss and German law as an alternative in international contracts)

15/05/2013 Vienna Werner Jahnel Speaker: Vor- und Nachteile für Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for legal practitioners)

For more information, see the programme.

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

Study of a complex mock case under the 2012 ICC Arbitration Rules

20/10/2012 Vienna Werner Jahnel Speaker/Moderator: Enforceability of awards: particularity of State immunity / Practical aspects of Arbitral Tribunal’s deliberations in ICC proceedings

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

Deutsches + Schweizer Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (German and Swiss law as an alternative in international contracts)

18/04/2012 Vienna Werner Jahnel Speaker: Vor- und Nachteile für Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for legal practitioners)

ICC Algeria

Study of a mock case under the ICC Arbitration Rules

30/11/2011 Algiers Werner Jahnel Moderator

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

Study of a complex mock case under the 2012 ICC Arbitration Rules

09/11/2011 Vienna Werner Jahnel Speaker/Moderator: The selection and appointment of arbitrators and confidentiality issues in ICC proceedings

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

01/09/2011 Vienna Werner Jahnel GOING SWISS – Wissenswertes aus der Praxis für erfolgreiche Geschäfte mit der Schweiz

Speaker: Rahmenbedingungen im österreichisch-schweizerischen Handelsverkehr

ICC Tunisia

16/06/2011 Tunis Werner Jahnel Problèmes actuels de l’arbitrage international CCI dans le contexte de la révolution en Tunisie

Speaker

Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS)

14/04/2011 Cologne Werner Jahnel Die Unabhängigkeit und Unparteilichkeit von Schiedsrichtern

Speaker: Die IBA Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

09/03/2011 Vienna Werner Jahnel Deutsches + Schweizer Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (German and Swiss law as an alternative in international contracts)

Speakers: Vor- und Nachteile für österreichische Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for Austrian legal practitioners)

ICC Austria/Association of Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)

05/03/2011 Vienna Werner Jahnel Vienna Arbitration Days 2011

Organiser

Internationale Handelskammer (ICC Paris)/Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)

03/12/2010 Geneva Werner Jahnel Arbitration at home or abroad, does it really matter?

Moderator

Belgian Center for Mediation and Arbitration CEPANI 40

29/09/2010 Brussels Werner Jahnel Walking a thin line. What an arbitrator can do, must do or must not do

Speaker: The Arbitrator as a settlement facilitator

ICC YAF / YAAP (Austria)

04/04/2009 Vienna Werner Jahnel Young approaches to arbitration

Moderator

Werner Jahnel Lecturer

2015

Danube University Krems
International Dispute Resolution – The Austrian Arbitration Law

Werner Jahnel Lecturer

2013

University of Vienna
International commercial arbitration

Werner Jahnel Lecturer

2010

Northwestern University, Chicago
Executive Master of Laws (EXLL.M.) program on international legal practice
International arbitration

Werner Jahnel Adjunct professor

2006 - 2013

Instituto de Empresa (IE) Law School, Madrid
Master of Laws (LL.M.) program on international legal practice
International arbitration