Martin Molina

Martin Molina

lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner

martin.molina@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Raemistrasse 5
CH-8024 Zurich

Tel +41 58 200 39 00

Fax +41 58 200 39 11

Assistant:

Patrizia Fierz

patrizia.fierz@kellerhals-carrard.ch


Martin Molina is a member of Kellerhals Carrard’s dispute resolution team in Zurich. His practice concentrates on commercial litigation and arbitration in a wide variety of economic sectors (including commodities, construction, energy, life sciences) and legal matters (sales, distribution, licensing, joint ventures, etc.), with a particular focus on complex and cross-border disputes. In addition to representing clients before state courts and arbitral tribunals, he regularly sits as arbitrator (sole, party-appointed and presiding). His arbitration experience includes proceedings under the rules of the ICC, ZCC, DIS, ICSID and the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration. Martin also advises clients in relation to commercial contracts.


Practice areas
  • Commercial litigation (Swiss courts) and arbitration (Swiss Rules, ICC, ZCC, DIS, ICSID, ad hoc)
  • Debt enforcement and insolvency
  • Corporate and commercial law

 

Practice groups
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation and insolvency
Education
  • 2004: Admission to the Bar in New York
  • 2003: LL.M., New York University School of Law
  • 1998: Admission to the Bar in Geneva
  • 1995: lic.iur., University of Geneva School of Law
Experience / Career
  • since 2013: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2009-2012: Associate, Kellerhals Attorneys at Law, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2004-2009: Associate, Gloor & Sieger, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2003-2004: Visiting Attorney, Healy & Baillie LLP, New York, U.S.A.
  • 2001-2002: Resident Claims Judge, Claims Resolution Tribunal, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1999-2001: Staff Attorney, Claims Resolution Tribunal, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1998-1999: Associate, Köstenbaum & Lévy, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1995-1997: Legal Trainee, René Merkt & Associés, Geneva, Switzerland
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Memberships
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV) 
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV) 
  • International Bar Association (IBA) 
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) 
  • Club Español de Arbitraje (CEA)
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • Recommended in 2018 by Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal (the latter noting that « Martin Molina draws praise for his first-class arbitration practice and is regarded by peers as “strong as counsel” and “impressive as arbitrator” »).

Publications and presentations
  • Commentary on Art. 188 and 189 PILS (Partial Award; Arbitral Award) in: Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide (M. Arroyo, ed.), Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed. 2018

  • Commentary on Art. 31 to 33 Swiss Rules (Decisions; Form and Effect of the Award; Applicable Law, Amiable Compositeur) in: Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide (M. Arroyo, ed.), Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed. 2018

  • Swiss Federal Supreme Court Annuls Belated Award of “Resigning” Arbitrator – A Curse in Disguise? (comments on decision 4A_490/2013 of 28 January 2014 = BGE/ATF 140 III 75) ASA Bull. 2014, pp. 635-644

  • Swiss Federal Supreme Court Annuls Belated Award of “Resigning” Arbitrator – A Curse in Disguise? (comments on decision 4A_490/2013 of 28 January 2014 = BGE/ATF 140 III 75) ASA Bull. 2014, pp. 635-644

  • Enforcing the Award: A Long and Winding Road?, General Report, AIJA Annual Congress, Buenos Aires, 2013 (co-author)

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