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Pierre-Yves Tschanz

Partner

Pierre-Yves Tschanz has acted as counsel and arbitrator in well over 200 arbitration cases around the world under most major arbitration rules.

In addition to Swiss law, Pierre-Yves has a good command of the laws of New York and France, both substantive and procedural.

Pierre-Yves has been designated by Switzerland for several years to the ICSID list of arbitrators.

Experience

Partner, Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva (since 1989)

Counsel, White & Case, Paris (1986-1988)

Associate, White & Case, New-York (1983-1986)

Associate, Lalive & Budin, Geneva (1980-1983)

Foreign Associate, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, New York (1978-1980)

Trainee, Lalive & Budin, Geneva (1975-1977)

Bar admission

Geneva Bar (1977) – admitted to all Swiss courts

New York Bar (1981)

Conseil juridique in Paris (1988)

Education

Master of Law, University of Geneva (1975)

Expertise
Languages

Bilingual French and English; passive knowledge of German and Italian

Deals and cases

Pierre-Yves Tschanz has acted as counsel and arbitrator in well over 200 arbitration cases around the world under most major arbitration rules

His cases have focused on transactions such as M&A, joint ventures, foreign investment, state contracts and license agreements. His industry experience includes pharmaceutical, IT, construction, and all aspects of oil and gas

 

Ratings

Pierre-Yves Tschanz of Tavernier Tschanz combines an "extremely impressive ability to master a huge amount of factual and legal material" with "examplary judgement and diplomacy". Who's Who Legal (Arbitration), 2021

"One source describes him as 'extremely fair, balanced and very analytical in his reasoning'". Chambers Global, Switzerland, 2021

"Interviewees enthuse that he is 'good at getting to solutions and good at taking an innovative approach'. He is also described as a 'meticulous lawyer who provides good-quality work'". Chambers Europe, Switzerland, 2021

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Membership

Geneva and Swiss Bar Associations

International Bar Association

Arbitration Ireland (member of the International Advisory Board)

Société Suisse des Juristes

Swiss Arbitration Association