Peter Straub
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law

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Peter Straub is councel in the Litigation & Arbitration Team. He is specialised on complex international commercial disputes and represents parties in both state court litigations and before arbitral panels. His main areas are disputes stemming from telecommunications, pharmaceutical products, construction, joint ventures, commodities trading, high end consumer goods, etc. Peter Straub is also sitting as an arbitrator in international arbitrations (ICC, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, ad hoc, etc.). He also handles international recognition and enforcement matters. He has published on various subjects in his area of expertise and is a frequent panellist in international conferences.

Born in 1959, Peter Straub was educated at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1984, Dr. iur. 1988) and the London School of Economics (LL.M. 1991). He practiced with international law firms in Zurich before he became a partner in a major law firm in Zurich in 1996.

Peter Straub practices in German and English and speaks French and Italian. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Contact
Peter Straub
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 06


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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Peter Straub Peter Straub Peter Straub Peter Straub

Peter Straub
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law

Peter Straub is councel in the Litigation & Arbitration Team. He is specialised on complex international commercial disputes and represents parties in both state court litigations and before arbitral panels. His main areas are disputes stemming from telecommunications, pharmaceutical products, construction, joint ventures, commodities trading, high end consumer goods, etc. Peter Straub is also sitting as an arbitrator in international arbitrations (ICC, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, ad hoc, etc.). He also handles international recognition and enforcement matters. He has published on various subjects in his area of expertise and is a frequent panellist in international conferences.

Born in 1959, Peter Straub was educated at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1984, Dr. iur. 1988) and the London School of Economics (LL.M. 1991). He practiced with international law firms in Zurich before he became a partner in a major law firm in Zurich in 1996.

Peter Straub practices in German and English and speaks French and Italian. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

 
 
 

Peter Straub
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 06

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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Practice Areas Publications

Chapter on Switzerland

co-authored by Peter Straub and Pierre Karrer
in: "Practicioner's Handbook on International Arbitration"
Munich 2009



Remedies under Security Interests (Switzerland)

by Peter Straub
in: Fletcher/Swarting (Editor[s]), "Remedies under Security Interests"
London/The Hague/New York 2002



Der gastgewerbliche Mietvertrag(Tenancy Agreements for Restaurants)

by Peter Straub
Zurich 1988


Deals and Cases

Federal Supreme Court facilitates the recognition and enforcement of English language arbitral awards in Switzerland

An award debtor attempted to thwart the recognition and enforcement of an English arbitral award asserting that Art. IV para. 2 New York Convention required a mandatory (certified) translation of the whole arbitral award (160 pages).

By decision of 2 July 2012 (5A_754/2011) the Supreme Court decided the issue for the first time. It found that „in today’s cir­cum­stances one may assume that courts will generally not be in need of a translation in the case of English arbitral awards and that the purpose of Art. IV para. 2 NYC can be achieved regardless [of a translation]“. This judgment significantly impro­ves the position of award creditors in Switzerland, since the time and cost of full (certified) translations of sometimes extensive awards may be dispensed with.

With this landmark decision the Supreme Court continues its flexible, pragmatic and non-formalistic interpretation of the New York Convention and reinforces Switzerland’s repu­tation as an arbitration-friendly forum, particularly in enforcement matters.

The award creditor has been represented before all instances by both Peter Straub and Michael Cartier.


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