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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

“Geneva-based Pierre-Yves Tschanz of Tavernier Tschanz is one of the top names in arbitration in Switzerland […] 'You consistently see him on the biggest cases,' confirms a source.” (Chambers 2015)

“The ‘terrific’ Pierre-Yves Tschanz has served as arbitrator in over 100 cases and is regarded as ‘one of the best in the country’.” (Who’s Who Legal (Switzerland/Arbitration) 2014)

"Pierre-Yves Tschanz is widely recognised for his activity as president and co-arbitrator on a variety of cases, including construction and gas price disputes. Sources report: 'He is wonderful to appear before,' adding: 'He is good at getting to solutions and good at taking an innovative approach.' (Chambers 2020). Ranked in Band 1 for Switzerland and Band 2 Global.

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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