Alain Grieder

Dr. Alain Grieder, LL.M., FCIArb

Senior Associate

+41 44 215 3617

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Alain Grieder is a Senior Associate in our International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Groups in Zurich and Singapore. His main areas of practice are international and domestic arbitration and commercial litigation. Alain acts as counsel and arbitrator in arbitral proceedings and represents parties in litigation proceedings before Swiss courts. He has particular experience regarding disputes in the manufacturing, trade, insurance and sports industry.


  • Has acted as counsel, sole arbitrator, and tribunal secretary in domestic and international commercial arbitration proceedings (in particular, under the ICC and Swiss Rules)
  • Has represented clients in various litigation proceedings before Swiss courts including before the Swiss Supreme Court
  • Has represented clients in disputes involving sales and distribution agreements, corporate law disputes (including liability of directors and officers and shareholder disputes), insurance contracts, share purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, license agreements, as well as the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards


Professional Experience
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate and Senior Associate at a business law firm in Zurich
Associate at a business law firm in Zurich
Research and Teaching Assistant at University of Basel Law School
Trainee Lawyer at business law firm in Basel
Trainee Law Clerk at District Court of Sissach/Gelterkinden
Education and Admission
Bar Admission in Singapore (Foreign Lawyer)
Bar Admission in New York State
Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Law & Management, University of St.Gallen
LL.M., New York University
Dr. iur., University of Basel
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Basel
Additional Professional Activities
  • Member of several professional institutions, including the Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, ASA below 40, AIJA, and the New York University Alumni Association (NYUAA).
  • Regular publications and speaking engagements in the areas of dispute resolution and arbitration.

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