Schellenberg Wittmer announces new Partners and Counsel


We are delighted to announce the strengthening of our teams with the renowned expertise of our new Partners and Counsel: Dr. Guillaume Grisel joins our Private Wealth team as Partner, while Benjamin Gottlieb has been appointed as Partner in our Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration practice, and Edmond Kohler will become Counsel in our Banking & Finance and Corporate & Commercial practices.

Guillaume Grisel

Guillaume is a very talented lawyer, with more than 15 years’ experience in advising high net worth individuals and their families. He is a recognized lawyer in his field, specializing in estate and tax planning, as well as trust law and the taxation of trusts. Guillaume also advises on the regulation of financial institutions, anti-money laundering law and the automatic exchange of information (CRS, FATCA). Among his clients are banks, wealth managers, family offices and professional trustees, as well as entertainers, art collectors and philanthropists.

Guillaume is admitted to the Swiss Bar and has an LL.M. from Cambridge University and a PhD in international law. He practices in French, English and German.

He is a regular speaker on the topic of Trusts and the author of the only comprehensive textbook on trust law in Switzerland (Le Trust en Suisse).

Guillaume is married and a father of two. He is an amateur pianist and painter.

His CV can be found here.

Benjamin Gottlieb

Benjamin Gottlieb is a very experienced arbitration practitioner and an expert on the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). He advises and represents clients in disputes involving international sales, licensing, distribution contracts, construction and engineering, energy, as well as the pharmaceutical and automotive industries. He also regularly sits as an arbitrator.

Benjamin frequently publishes articles and gives talks on arbitration and international sales law. He also lectures on general contract law, arbitration and the CISG at the University of Zurich. Moreover, he is the co-editor of a commentary on the CISG.

In 2021, Benjamin was recognized by Legal 500 as a Key lawyer in Dispute Resolution Arbitration. He was also included in the list of Who’s Who Legal for 2022 of the 10 Most Highly Regarded Individuals (Non-Partners, EMEA) and is now recognized as Thought Leader Global Elite – Under 45 in the field of international arbitration.

His CV can be found here.

Edmond Kohler

Edmond Kohler specializes in banking and financial law, in particular the fields of financing and regulatory matters, national and cross-border M&A, corporate law, and commercial contracts.

He regularly advises financial institutions in large-scale financing and regulatory matters, in addition to corporate clients and individuals in M&A transactions in the financial sector.

Edmond is admitted to the Swiss Bar and has a Masters of Law (LL.M.) from University College London. He regularly publishes in his fields of expertise and is a member of the Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association. Edmond practices in French and English.

His CV can be found here.

We wish Guillaume, Benjamin and Edmond a successful start in their new roles. We are certain that Guillaume's arrival and the promotions of Benjamin and Edmond will develop and strengthen our services in the interests of our clients.


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