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Simon Hofstetter


Simon has extensive experience in domestic and international commercial litigation, asset recovery and bankruptcy proceedings as well Swiss corporate law.



Simon is a Partner in the dispute resolution group of Charles Russell Speechlys in Zurich, specialising in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, with focus on commercial, banking and corporate (liability) disputes, asset recovery and white-collar crime.

Simon represents clients before courts and authorities of both German and Italian speaking part of Switzerland as he has extensive experience in the legal environment of both regions. He also regularly assists companies and acts as an external legal counsel on corporate law matters, including M&A, changes in equities, corporate housekeeping, shareholders matters and corporate governance.

He is a graduate from the University of Fribourg i.Ue. with bilingual and European Law distinctions, holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Forensics from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Competence Centre Forensics and Economic Crimes) and holds an LL.M. degree in business law from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles).

Simon is a member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV), the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV) and the ASA below 40 – Swiss Arbitration Association. He is also an active member of various networks, such as AIGLI (Associazione internazionale giuristi di lingua italiana), IBLC (International Business Law Consortium) and has been a board member since 2017 of the JCA International (Jurist Consult Alliance).

Simon speaks German, English, Italian, French and Spanish.

Simon is admitted to practice in Switzerland.

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