PD Dr. iur., LL.B., Attorney at Law
Johannes Landbrecht acts as counsel in complex international arbitration proceedings and also sits as arbitrator (e.g. under the ICC, LCIA, and Swiss Rules). Experienced in a wide variety of commercial disputes, under most of the leading arbitration rules, and involving more than a dozen different jurisdictions from around the globe, Johannes has developed expertise especially in energy and IP. Johannes's civil law (Germany and Switzerland) as well as common law qualifications (Barrister, England & Wales, non-practising) enable him to handle and manage efficiently, in particular in a cross-border and cross-cultural setting, complex disputes and large teams.
By his clients and peers, Johannes is recommended as "a lawyer who you know will never miss a factual or legal point that helps your case" (WWL 2021). He is considered "an extremely bright lawyer and academic with dual common and civil law background and knowledge" (WWL 2022). Serving our clients is thereby Johannes's top priority, as a client recently confirmed: "Thank you for making us feel like our case was at the top of your priority list." (WWL 2022)
Johannes holds law degrees from the University of Constance (First State Examination, MJur), the University of London International Programmes (LL.B.), and the University of Geneva (PhD, summa cum laude). He is also a private lecturer (Privatdozent) at the University of Fribourg/Switzerland. He regularly publishes, appears as speaker, and teaches at university level in his fields of expertise. He also serves as a co-editor of the ASA Bulletin, the quarterly journal of the Swiss Arbitration Association. Before joining Walder Wyss in Geneva in 2023, he practiced for almost fifteen years at leading international arbitration firms in Frankfurt/Main, Paris, Geneva, Singapore, and Zurich, advising and representing, among others, several Fortune 500 companies, involving amounts in dispute of up to several billion US dollars.
Johannes is a native German speaker and fluent in English and French. He has good passive knowledge of Italian and Spanish.
He is registered with the Geneva Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Swiss courts.