Balz Gross is a partner and head of Homburger's litigation and arbitration practice team, which has more than 40 members specializing in international dispute resolution services. Balz Gross graduated (summa cum laude) from the University of Zürich in 1989 (lic iur) and received his doctorate in 1996. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995.
Balz Gross's practice focuses on complex international disputes. He has also acted as party counsel in approximately 100 international arbitrations, particularly in proceedings relating to mergers and acquisitions, long-term supply contracts, distribution contracts and joint ventures in various industries, including pharma, telecoms, manufacturing, construction, financial services and agency for parties from the US, Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Described as a leading litigator and arbitration counsel by leading practice guides, including by Who's Who Legal: Commercial Litigation, Who's Who Legal: Arbitration, Who's Who Legal: Management Labour and Employment and Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence.
Balz Gross has published articles on legal proceedings, fraud and money laundering, recovery of assets and liability in tort and is a co-author the commentary on the Swiss federal act on jurisdiction and enforcement (section on contracts), the commentary on articles 68 to 96 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (relating to performance) and the commentary on the new Swiss Federal Act on Civil Procedure (section intervention, joinder, litis denuntiatio).