Partner, Head of Arbitration
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LL.M. (D.E.S.)
French, English, German
Dr. Favre-Bulle’s practice concentrates on dispute resolution (arbitration as counsel or arbitrator, ADR, court litigation). He has been involved in more than 230 arbitrations (e.g. sales agreements, agency & distribution, licences, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, post-M&A disputes, etc., in various business industries such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking, energy, construction, luxury goods, sports [in particular before the Court of Arbitration for Sport], etc.). At Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, Dr. Favre-Bulle leads the Arbitration group and the Sports law group. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of some 70 books and articles.
"Xavier Favre-Bulle has an excellent reputation both locally in Switzerland and among peers in other European jurisdictions" (Chambers, 2018). Considered as "One of the most experienced, diligent and practised Swiss arbitration lawyers", he is praised for being a "Sharp-minded and brilliant lawyer " who "considers every matter in a smart way that is in the best interest of the client" (Chambers, 2019).
Litigation and Arbitration, Commercial and Contracts, Technology Media Telecoms (TMT) and Outsourcing, Sports, Art