With 35 years of experience in arbitration and more than 170 international arbitration proceedings to its credit, valfor’s arbitration team has a unique expertise in handling complex international and cross-border disputes involving notably large industrial plants (petrochemical, refinery, pipeline, forage, steel, aluminum, automotive, pharmaceutical and medical device), major construction projects (public infrastructure, tourist resorts, hotels, large scale malls, commercial buildings), core services industry (sales, banking and finance, agency, engineering and design) and sports (football, America’s cup, boxing, sponsorship), with an unparalleled caseload and experience in disputes involving international sanctions and State corporations. 

valfor’s experience ranges from commercial and investment arbitrations held under the ICC, Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL and PCA to ad hoc arbitrations under State contracts, BITs and the ECT. 

Sophisticated strategy, careful planning, meticulous analysis and unwavering commitment are the key ingredients that allow valfor’s arbitration team to secure the best possible outcome for its clients.   

Core Expertise

  • Counsel to the Parties in domestic and international commercial and investment arbitration, in particular under ICC, Swiss, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICSID Rules, as well as Ad-hoc arbitration
  • Case management in construction projects and industrial ventures
  • Document production and evidentiary proceedings under civil and common law
  • Expert selection and preparation
  • Ancillary proceedings before State courts in support of arbitration including appointment of arbitrators, interlocutory and interim measures
  • Annulment proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court
  • Recognition and enforcement of the award including debt collection proceedings
  • Arbitrator
We are now valfor

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the merger of BianchiSchwald, GHR Rechtsanwälte and PYTHON.

From July 1, 2024, we will operate as valfor. valfor stands for our continued commitment and our joint endeavor to offer our clients real added value – value beyond legal advice.

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