Christopher Boog is a Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group and co-heads the Sports Practice. He represents clients in complex international commercial, investment and sports arbitration matters as well as in setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court.
Chris is ranked as one of a small number of Global Elite Thought Leaders by Who's Who Legal Arbitration recognizing lawyers "at the peak of the profession". He is the 2020 recipient of the ASA Prize for Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration, awarded every two years to international arbitration counsel to recognize exceptional advocacy in international arbitration. Chris is described as "one of the best in the business", “one of the superstars in Switzerland”, and "definitely a leader in the field" (Who's Who Legal). According to clients and peers, he is "outstanding", "just brilliant" and "one of the best advocates I have ever seen" (Who's Who Legal). The same directory remarks that “Chris belongs among the best arbitration counsel of his generation.” Other sources report that he is "brilliant and to-the-point" (Chambers Global) and "has superb analytical and advocacy skills. He is admired for his ability to explain (orally and in writing) complex technical or factual issues in simple terms" (Legal 500).
Ara Cho has acted as counsel in numerous international arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, and KCAB, seated in various jurisdictions. Ara was involved in cases arising from a range of international projects including design and construction of power plants and refinery plant, and real estate development. Ara has also acted as counsel in an investment treaty arbitration focusing on tax issues. Ara has experiences in representing domestic clients in litigation involving regulatory matters, as well as advising government ministries and private enterprises on the constitutionality and plausibility of existing or contemplated legislation. Ara actively participates in pro bono programs and routinely helps refugees and immigrants with legal issues. Ara is native in Korean and fluent in English.
Felix Dasser is President of the Swiss Arbitration Association since 2020. He is a senior member and former head of the dispute resolution practice of Swiss firm Homburger. He has more than 30 years of experience with a focus on litigating and arbitrating international commercial disputes. He sits as arbitrator and acts as counsel in arbitral proceedings under various arbitration rules.
Felix Dasser is also an adjunct professor at the University of Zurich, and is often retained as expert on Swiss substantive and procedural law. He taught e.g. at the Hague Academy of International Law and is a visiting professor at the China University of Political Science and Law on international commercial arbitration. He studied law at the University of Zurich (PhD 1989 s.c.l.) and at the Harvard Law School (LL.M. '90).
Dorothee Schramm is an independent arbitrator based in Geneva and a member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). Until the end of August 2022, she was an international arbitration partner at Sidley Austin LLP and head of Sidley's Global Life Sciences practice in Europe. She now combines her practical experience in high-value cases around the world with her full independence as a Swiss arbitrator with few conflicts of interest. While Dorothee's experience spans many sectors, she has a particular interest in technology, engineering and life sciences.