Xavier Favre-Bulle

Partner, Head of Arbitration
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LL.M. (D.E.S.)

Dr. Favre-Bulle has more than 30 years of experience in dispute resolution (arbitration as counsel or arbitrator, ADR, court litigation). He has been involved in some 260 arbitrations (e.g. sales agreements, agency & distribution, licences, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, post-M&A disputes, etc., in various business industries such as energy, construction, luxury goods, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking, aerospace, sports, investment protection, etc.). At Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, Dr. Favre-Bulle leads the Arbitration group and the Sports law sector. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of some 80 books and articles.

Practice Area
Litigation and Arbitration, Commercial and Contracts, Sports
French, English, German
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He provides strategic advice and is always thinking one step ahead and sources state that they would recommend him without any doubt.
Chambers, 2021
His cross-examination of witnesses at the arbitration proceedings was particularly impressive.
Chambers, 2021
He produces top-quality work as arbitrator and counsel and distinguishes him-self as a top practitioner in Switzerland.He possesses over 25 years’ experience in commercial and sports arbitrations.
Who’s Who Legal Arbitration, 2021
He is a dynamic, reliable and easy to deal with counsel.
Legal 500, 2021
He is highly knowledgeable, experienced, engaged and supportive. He surrounded himself with an A-team of lawyers.
Legal 500, 2021
He is a powerful counsel who will leave no stone unturned, with a strong arbitration experience, having been involved in more than 200 disputes across a range of industries.
Who’s Who Legal Switzerland, 2020