People

Werner Jahnel

Partner

Admission :

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 +41 58 105 2160

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 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Successio and the Swiss Association for Arbitration in Inheritance Matters (SVSiE), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Zurich Bar Association. He is also 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.

‘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

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

Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ/Hochschule Luzern

International Estate Planning Summit 2018

Zurich 29/11/2018 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

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

For more information, see the programme.

ArbAut/LIS/ASA

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

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

VIAC – Vienna International Arbitration Centre

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

ICC - University of Krakow

Workshop ICC Arbitration and ADR Training

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

Verein Successio

Successio-Forum 2017

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

Austrian Arbitration Academy

Arbitration Rules in Practice

Vienna 23/02/2017 Werner Jahnel Speaker: Evidence and Document Production in International Arbitration

Austrian Arbitration Association Arb|Aut

Arb|Aut Forum

Vienna 20/10/2016 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)

Vienna 20/10/2016 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

Graz 11/11/2015 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

Tehran 08/10/2015 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)

Dornbirn 07/05/2015 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

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

University of Basel

Recht aktuell BRUSH UP: Aktuelles aus der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit

Basel 30/10/2014 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

Istanbul 13/10/2014 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

La Paz 10/10/2014 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

Hamburg 08/05/2014 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)

Vienna 07/05/2014 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

Casablanca 24/04/2014 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)

Vienna 15/05/2013 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

Vienna 20/10/2012 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)

Vienna 18/04/2012 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

Algiers 30/11/2011 Werner Jahnel Moderator

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

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

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

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

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

Speaker: Rahmenbedingungen im österreichisch-schweizerischen Handelsverkehr

ICC Tunisia

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

Speaker

Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS)

Cologne 14/04/2011 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)

Vienna 09/03/2011 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)

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

Organiser

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

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

Moderator

Belgian Center for Mediation and Arbitration CEPANI 40

Brussels 29/09/2010 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)

Vienna 04/04/2009 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