Dr. Johannes Landbrecht sits as arbitrator and practises as counsel at the arbitration boutique law firm GABRIEL Arbitration in Zurich, specialising in and regularly advising on international arbitration (including arbitration-related court proceedings), transnational dispute resolution (including cross-border litigation and mediation), and conflict of laws issues.
Johannes has a unique transnational legal background, as regards (a) his professional experience – having previously worked in top-tier arbitration practices in Frankfurt/Main, Paris, Geneva, and Singapore; (b) his professional training – being admitted to the bar in Germany (2008), Switzerland (2018), and England & Wales (barrister, 2014); but also in light of (c) his academic training – having studied, inter alia, at the Universities of Konstanz (Mag jur, 2006), London International Programmes (LLB, 2011), and Geneva (PhD, 2012).
Given his legal background and training, Johannes is exceptionally well placed to advise on disputes involving more than one jurisdiction, on the part of the applicable laws as much as with regard to the parties and individuals involved (for instance the arbitrators and opposing counsel). Most importantly, Johannes efficiently bridges the common law / civil law divide that exists in some areas of law. Johannes thereby creates considerable additional value for parties and clients.
Johannes focuses on energy and IP-related disputes, but he has also acted as arbitrator and counsel (including for several Fortune 500 companies) in a wide variety of other disputes, including private equity, construction, agency, joint venture, and post-M&A. He has acted in proceedings under the arbitration rules, inter alia, of the ICC, LCIA, Swiss Chambers, UNCITRAL, DIAC, SCC, VIAC, and WIPO.
To keep up to date with recent developments and further build his expertise, Johannes is a regular speaker at and organizer of conferences and events in the area of dispute resolution around the globe, while also serving as a regional coordinator of DIS40 in Switzerland. He regularly publishes on arbitration and disputes-related topics, acting also as a co-editor of the Swiss Arbitration Association's ASA Bulletin.
Johannes has been invited to serve as Lecturer at the University of Zurich as well as at the University of Münster in Germany.
Johannes practises in English, French, and German.