Xavier Favre-Bulle

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

Dr. Favre-Bulle has more than 25 years of experience in dispute resolution (arbitration as counsel or arbitrator, ADR, court litigation). He has been involved in more than 245 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 the President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (SCAI) and Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of some 75 books and articles.

Practice Area
Litigation and Arbitration, Commercial and Contracts, Sports
Languages
French, English, German
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Xavier Favre-Bulle is recognised for his experience both as counsel and arbitrator; clients praise his presence in the courtroom: His cross-examination of witnesses at the arbitration proceedings was particularly impressive.
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2021, Switzerland: Band 1 Arbitration Counsel, Band 2 Arbitrator
Xavier Favre-Bulle provides strategic advice and is always thinking one step ahead and sources state that they would recommend him without any doubt.
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2021, Europe-wide: Band 3 International Arbitration and Most In Demand Arbitrators
Xavier Favre-Bulle produces top-quality work as arbitrator and counsel and distinguishes him-self as a top practitioner in Switzerland.
Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2021
Xavier Favre-Bulle's reputation speaks for itself remark impressed sources, adding he is great on sports arbitration, act[ing] for a number of international federations.
Who’s Who Legal Sports & Entertainment 2021
Xavier Favre-Bulle is very reliable and a pleasure to work with.
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 202, Switzerland: Band 1 Arbitration Counsel, Band 2 Arbitrator
Xavier Favre-Bulle is very active and someone who really follows the file; excellent both as an arbitrator and as counsel.
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2020, Europe-wide: Band 3 International Arbitration and Most In Demand Arbitrators
Xavier Favre-Bulle is a powerful counsel who will leave no stone unturned with a strong arbitration experience.
Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2020
Xavier Favre-Bulle is a top-notch arbitrator and advocate who is distinguished by market commentators as a go-to person for arbitration matters in Geneva and one of Switzerland's best arbitrators.
Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2020
Xavier Favre-Bulle is very highly regarded as both counsel and arbitrator and a top star in the field who has vast experience in high-profile sports arbitration matters.
Who’s Who Legal Sports & Entertainment 2020
Xavier Favre-Bulle is a sharp-minded and brilliant lawyer who considers every matter in a smart way that is in the best interest of the client.
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2019
Xavier Favre-Bulle is one of the most experienced, diligent and practiced Swiss arbitration lawyers; one of the brilliant brains in Swiss arbitration.
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2019
Xavier Favre-Bulle is a top name in the Swiss arbitration space who is recognised by sources for his excellent arguments, and meticulous organisation and preparation.
Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2019
Xavier Favre-Bulle is a widely respected figure in the Swiss market, recognised by peers for his exceptional work with an extensive experience in the field.
Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2019
Xavier Favre-Bulle stands out in the market for his excellent sports law practice and is recognised for his top-class work handling related disputes in both international and domestic arbitration proceedings.
Who’s Who Legal Sports & Entertainment 2019
Xavier Favre-Bulle is a very impressive practitioner who is really excellent in arbitration proceedings, where he is very strong on the details of a case.
Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2018
Sources describe leading arbitrator Xavier Favre-Bulle as a star and are impressed by his exceptional abilities and efficiency; Xavier Favre-Bulle is a widely respected figure in the Swiss market, recognised by peers for his exceptional work handling indu
Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2018