Franz Schwarz

Franz Schwarz

Partner and Global Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Franz Schwarz focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has extensive experience with arbitral practice, procedure and advocacy both in civil and common law systems. He has been involved in more than 250 arbitrations as counsel and arbitrator, both ad-hoc and before all major arbitral institutions (including ICC, LCIA, VIAC and SCC), at multiple seats and governed by a broad variety of substantive and procedural laws. He has a particular focus on joint venture, M&A, financial services, project finance, as well as commercial and corporate disputes. He is a regular speaker on international arbitration topics, and teaches international arbitration at the University of Zurich, the Europainstitut in Saarbrücken and the Vienna University School of Economics. He currently serves as Vice President of VIAC and a member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Arbitration Association. In 2020, he was designated by the Republic of Austria to serve as a member of the ICSID Panel of Conciliators.

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