Dieter Hofmann
lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Solicitor of England & Wales
Partner

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Dieter Hofmann heads the Litigation & Arbitration Team. His primary focus is dispute resolution in complex, mainly international cases, ranging from pre-litigation advice, representation of clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, coordination in cases involving multiple jurisdictions, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards and international legal assistance. He also sits as arbitrator in international arbitrations.

Dieter Hofmann has considerable experience in complex disputes arising from shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, M&A, international contracts, engineering and construction projects, banking, finance, (re-)insurance, directors’ liability, insolvency etc.

Dieter Hofmann is Chair of the Zurich Bar’s Litigation Practice Group and has presented papers at international conferences and published on litigation and arbitration in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, he is a past Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s International Litigation Committee and a past Chair of Dispute Resolution International (DRI).

Dieter Hofmann studied law at Zurich University (lic. iur. 1991). He has worked as a District Court law clerk in Zurich and as an attorney with major law firms in Zurich and in London. In 1994, he was admitted to the Zurich and Swiss Bar, and in 1999, he was also admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (not practising).

Dieter Hofmann speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practise throughout Switzerland.

Contact
Dieter Hofmann
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 90


Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Dieter Hofmann Dieter Hofmann Dieter Hofmann Dieter Hofmann

Dieter Hofmann
lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Solicitor of England & Wales
Partner

Dieter Hofmann heads the Litigation & Arbitration Team. His primary focus is dispute resolution in complex, mainly international cases, ranging from pre-litigation advice, representation of clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, coordination in cases involving multiple jurisdictions, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards and international legal assistance. He also sits as arbitrator in international arbitrations.

Dieter Hofmann has considerable experience in complex disputes arising from shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, M&A, international contracts, engineering and construction projects, banking, finance, (re-)insurance, directors’ liability, insolvency etc.

Dieter Hofmann is Chair of the Zurich Bar’s Litigation Practice Group and has presented papers at international conferences and published on litigation and arbitration in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, he is a past Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s International Litigation Committee and a past Chair of Dispute Resolution International (DRI).

Dieter Hofmann studied law at Zurich University (lic. iur. 1991). He has worked as a District Court law clerk in Zurich and as an attorney with major law firms in Zurich and in London. In 1994, he was admitted to the Zurich and Swiss Bar, and in 1999, he was also admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (not practising).

Dieter Hofmann speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practise throughout Switzerland.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dieter Hofmann
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 90

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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5 Jahre ZPO aus der Sicht des internationalen Zivilprozesses und der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit(5 years Swiss Civil Procedure Code – international aspects and arbitration)

by Dieter Hofmann and Anja I. Fuchs
in: Dolge (Editor[s]), "5 Jahre ZPO – Stolpersteine und überraschende Entwicklungen"
Zurich 2016, pp. 115–153



Kommentar zu Art. 5 und Art. 38–52 des Lugano-Übereinkommens(Commentary on Art. 5 and Art. 38–52 of the Lugano Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement in Civil and Commercial Matters)

co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: "Basler Kommentar zum Lugano-Übereinkommen"
2. Auflage, Basel 2016






Commentary on Article 27 Swiss Rules

by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide"
The Hague 2013


Kommentar zu Art. 257 der Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung («Rechtsschutz in klaren Fällen»)(Commentary on Art. 257 of the Swiss Civil Procedure Code («Legal Remedy in Clear Cases»))

co-authored by Dieter Hofmann
in: Spühler/Tenchio/Infanger (Editor[s]), "Basler Kommentar Schweizerische Zivilprozessordnung"
2. Auflage, Basel 2013


New Rules on International Arbitration

by Dieter Hofmann
in: "For The Defense" May 2012, pp. 12–15


IBA Rules of Evidence – Commentary on the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

co-authored by Tobias Zuberbühler, Christian Oetiker, Thomas Rohner and Dieter Hofmann
Zurich 2012




Kommentar zu Art. 5 und Art. 38–52 des Lugano-Übereinkommens(Commentary on Art. 5 and Art. 38–52 of the Lugano Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement in Civil and Commercial Matters)

co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: "Basler Kommentar zum Lugano-Übereinkommen"
Basel 2011



Kommentar zu Art. 257 der Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung («Rechtsschutz in klaren Fällen»)(Commentary on Art. 257 of the Swiss Civil Procedure Code («Legal Remedy in Clear Cases»))

by Dieter Hofmann
in: "Basler Kommentar zur Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung"
Basel 2010



The International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Maxim Kulkov
in: "Institutional Arbitration – Tasks and Powers of different Arbitration Institutions"
Zurich 2009, pp. 192–215





Arbitration Clauses Proposed by the EU Commission in Antitrust and Merger Procedures – Current Approach and Deficiencies

co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: Tobias Zuberbühler/Christian Oetiker (Editor[s]), "Practical Aspects of Arbitrating EC Competition Law"
Zürich 2007, pp. 149–186



How to take evidence in Switzerland and not be arrested

co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Jonathan Wheeler
in: "International Commercial Litigation" July 1998


Deals and Cases

Walder Wyss advised 40 North in the acquisition and subsequent sale of shares in Clariant AG

White Tale Holdings LLP, a limited partnership comprising 40 North Latitude Master Fund Ltd. (40 North) and two Corvex funds as limited partners, and 40 North acquired a signficant stake in Clariant AG in the course of 2017 of which 24.99% were sold to Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) on 25 January 2018. As shareholders in Clariant, 40 North and White Tale successfully opposed the planned merger between Clariant and Huntsman Corp. in October 2017.

Walder Wyss acted as Swiss advisor to 40 North. The Walder Wyss team included Markus Pfenninger (Corporate/M&A, Lead Partner), Theodor Härtsch (Banking Finance, Partner), Alex Nikitine (Corporate/M&A, Partner), Daniel Dedeyan (Corporate/M&A, Counsel), Nico Bernhard (Corporate/M&A, Associate), Dieter Hofmann (Litigation, Partner), Antonio Carbonara (Litigation, Managing Associate), Maurus Winzap (Tax, Partner), Reto Jacobs (Competition, Partner) and Michael Müller (Corporate/M&A, Trainee Lawyer).


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