Benjamin Gottlieb is a senior associate in Schellenberg Wittmer’s international arbitration group in Zurich. His main areas of practice include international arbitration, as well as domestic and international commercial litigation. Benjamin advises and represents clients with a focus on international sales, licensing, distribution contracts, construction and engineering, and energy, as well as the pharmaceutical and the automotive industries. He also sits as an arbitrator.
Benjamin’s recent experience in arbitration includes representing a contractor in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the construction of a desalination plant; a seller of turbines for a geothermal plant in ICC arbitration proceedings; a seller of airplane maintenance facility equipment in a contractual dispute under the ICC Rules; and a broadcasting company in a dispute relating to broadcasting rights in a Swiss Rules proceeding.
Benjamin is an expert on the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and co-editor of a commentary on the CISG. He is a member of the executive committee of AIA-Arbit40, the Italian arbitration association for practitioners below 40, and a lecturer at the University of Zurich for international commercial arbitration and the CISG and taught advocacy classes in Milan. He frequently writes and speaks on arbitration and international sales law, including over 30 case annotations on the Supreme Court’s case law in arbitration matters.
Benjamin studied law at the Universities of Zurich and Milan. After completing his studies he was awarded the title of Arbitration Practitioner (ArbP) by the Swiss Arbitration Academy (2010) and obtained the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in arbitration at the Universities of Lucerne and Neuchâtel (2015).
Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Benjamin Gottlieb worked as a research and teaching assistant in private, European and commercial law at the University of Zurich with Professor Dr Claire Huguenin.