Xavier Favre-Bulle

Xavier Favre-Bulle
Partner, Head of Arbitration
Lenz & Staehelin

Dr Favre-Bulle has more than 20 years of experience in dispute resolution (arbitration as counsel or arbitrator, ADR, court litigation). He has been involved in over 220 arbitrations - for example, sales agreements, agency and distribution, licences, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, post-M&A disputes, etc., in various business industries such as energy, construction, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking, luxury goods, sports (in particular before the Court of Arbitration for Sport), etc. At Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, Xavier Favre-Bulle leads the arbitration group and the sports law sector. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of some 65 books and articles.
Xavier Favre-Bulle is a member of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) Governing Board, Senior Vice Chair of the Sport Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a member of the ADR Commission of the Geneva Bar Association. He is also a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and actively participates in various working groups on arbitration. He is a lecturer in law and a founding member of the Swiss Arbitration Academy.
Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Yukos arbitration saga: the Swiss part Yukos arbitration saga: the Swiss part

In a Yukos-related case, the Swiss Supreme Court held that an interim award on jurisdiction may not be sought to be set aside if the arbitral tribunal has not taken a final decision on its jurisdiction but only addressed some of the jurisdictional objections in the interim award, leaving the other objections to be decided in the final award together with the merits of the case. 

February 1, 2019