Christopher Boog is a partner and one of the two Global Vice Chairs of Schellenberg Wittmer's International Arbitration Practice Group. He divides his time between the firm's Zürich and Singapore offices and is Managing Partner of Schellenberg Wittmer Pte. Ltd in Singapore.
Christopher has extensive experience handling complex international arbitrations seated in common law and civil law jurisdictions worldwide. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 60 international arbitrations, involving a wide array of matters under many different laws. His main areas of specialization include acting as lead counsel in high-stake disputes in commercial, investment and sports matters, including in the construction and engineering, energy (including oil & gas), pharmaceutical and life sciences, automotive and mining industries and also sits as arbitrator in seats throughout Europe and Asia.
Christopher is highly recognized for his arbitration work in leading directories and publications across Europe and Asia including Chambers & Partners, Asia Who's Who, Expert Guides, GAR and Who's Who Legal, where is he "held in high esteem," by interviewees, who describe him as "really on the ball, with exceptional analytical and written advocacy skills." He is described as having "an impressive range of experience with a written advocacy skillset that is very strong." Christopher Boog was named as one of "18 global thought leaders," and is ranked as one of the top 4 "Most Highly Regarded Individuals;" in the world in Who's Who Legal's Future Leaders Arbitration ranking 2017.
Christopher regularly publishes and speaks on topics related to arbitration, and teaches international arbitration at the EBS Law School in Wiesbaden, Germany.
He is a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution and a Vice Chair of the IPBA International Construction Projects Committee. Additional appointments include the SIAC User's Council, the ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings and the drafting committee for the revision of the DIS Arbitration Rules. Christopher also is an honorary overseas member of the Commercial Bar Association (combar).
Christopher graduated with honours from the law schools at the Universities of Fribourg and Amsterdam. He holds a PhD from the University of Zürich (summa cum laude; Professor Hug Prize). He also was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School, New York, where he conducted extensive research in the fields of international arbitration and transnational litigation.