Dieter Hofmann heads the Litigation & Arbitration Team.
Born in 1965, Dieter Hofmann studied law at Zurich University (lic. iur. 1991). He has worked as a District Court law clerk in Zurich and as an attorney with major law firms in Zurich and in London. In 1999, he was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (not practising). He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practise throughout Switzerland.
Dieter Hofmann's primary focus is dispute resolution in complex, mainly international cases, ranging from pre-litigation advice, representation of clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, coordination in cases involving multiple jurisdictions, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards and international legal assistance. He also sits as arbitrator in international arbitrations. He has considerable experience in complex disputes arising from directors’ liability, shareholders’ agreements, international contracts, engineering and construction projects, banking, finance and insurance, insolvency etc. He is Chair of the Zurich Bar’s Litigation Practice Group and has presented papers at major international conferences and published on litigation and arbitration in Switzerland and abroad.