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Alexander von Ziegler is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s
litigation team and heads the trade and transport/insurance
team. He specialises in all aspects of trade and transport law,
including maritime and aviation matters. He is also a specialist
in the field of insurance and reinsurance law, advising insurers
in high-profile defences and cover disputes before the Swiss
courts and international arbitration tribunals, as well as
coordinating complex litigations before foreign courts
and authorities.
After graduating from the University of Zurich in 1981,
Professor von Ziegler obtained a master’s degree in admiralty
law from Tulane University, New Orleans, in 1984. He was
admitted to the Bar in Switzerland in 1988 after joining
Schellenberg Wittmer in the same year, becoming a partner in
1993. Since 1990 he has lectured at the University of Zurich,
where he is now a professor. He teaches international maritime,
aviation, trade, transport and insurance law, and is part of the
LLM programme faculty in the field of international trade and
commercial law. He has authored numerous publications in
his fields of expertise.
Professor von Ziegler has been secretary general of both
the International Union of Marine Insurance and the
Comité
Maritime International
. He is the president of the Swiss Maritime
Law Association and the Swiss Transport Law Commission, as
well as a board member of the Swiss Aviation Law Association
and the European Air Law Association.
He was appointed as an expert and member of the Swiss
government delegation at the UN Commission on International
Trade Law for the UN Convention on the International Carriage
of Goods by Sea (Rotterdam Rules).
Schellenberg Wittmer
Loewenstrasse 19
PO Box 1876
Zurich
8021
Switzerland
T
+41 44 215 5252
F
+41 44 215 5200
von Ziegler, Alexander
Schellenberg Wittmer – Partner
alexander.vonziegler@swlegal.ch | www.swlegal.ch
Winner – Shipping & Transport, Switzerland
What clients said
“Alex was and still is our preferred lawyer – I want
him on my side for all future claims!”
“Whenever we need legal assistance, we instruct
Alex von Ziegler. Alex and his team are not only very
competent, but they also look at claims from the
commercial angle.”
“He provides us with advice which is straight to
the point, identifying strategic threats and
opportunities.”
“He is an excellent partner in all litigation work.”
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