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Beat von Rechenberg M.C.J.


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Dr Beat von Rechenberg, M.C.J.

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box 2991
8022 Zurich, Switzerland

T +41 44 285 11 11
F +41 44 285 11 22

Dr Beat von Rechenberg is retained as corporate counsel by various foreign companies with substantial investments in Switzerland. In addition, with his background as former law clerk and as Investigator appointed by the Swiss Bankers Association he has a wide experience as a litigator and fact finder. Finally, as former Chairman of the Zurich Bar Association (1999/2000) and past President of the Swiss Bar Association (July 2011 – June 2013) he is regarded and accepted as impartial umpire with high reputation and, accordingly, is regularly appointed as arbitrator or as chairman in ICC, UNCITRAL, ad-hoc arbitration and in particular, in arbitral procedures governed by the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.

Beat von Rechenberg graduated magna cum laude from the Universities of Zurich (lic. iur.) and Basle (Dr. iur.). He was admitted to the bar in Zurich in 1977 and was awarded the Master of Comparative Jurisprudence by New York University in 1980. Beat von Rechenberg served more than two years (1975 - 1977) as clerk at the Zurich District Court and later at the Zurich Court of Appeals. Further, he worked one year with the New York law firm Fox Glynn & Melamed (today split in Fox & Horan and Becker Glynn Melamed & Muffly). 

In 1981 Beat von Rechenberg joined the law firm von Erlach & Partner, now CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd. and is a partner since 1987.


Swiss Bar Association
Zurich Bar Association
Investigator appointed by Swiss Bankers Association
Swiss Arbitration Association
Swiss Panel of ICC Arbitration
Deputy Member of the Attorney Supervisory Board of the Zurich Court of Appeals

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