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 & Minire Kozhani

patrizia.fierz@kellerhals-carrard.ch / minire.kozhani@kellerhals-carrard.ch


Martin Molina is a dispute resolution partner focusing on commercial litigation and arbitration in a variety of sectors including commodity trading, construction, energy, pharma and biotech. In addition to representing clients before state courts and arbitral tribunals, he regularly sits as arbitrator (sole, party-appointed and presiding).
Martin also advises clients in relation to commercial contracts.

 


Practice areas
  • National and international litigation (including enforcement and legal assistance proceedings)
  • National and international arbitration (including Swiss Rules, ICC, DIS, ICSID, ad hoc)
  • Debt enforcement and insolvency
  • Commercial contracts

 

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
  • 2009-2012: Associate, Kellerhals Attorneys at Law, Zurich
  • 2004-2009: Associate, Gloor & Sieger, Zurich
  • 2003-2004: Visiting Attorney, Healy & Baillie LLP, New York, U.S.A.
  • 2001-2002: Resident Claims Judge, Claims Resolution Tribunal, Zurich
  • 1999-2001: Staff Attorney, Claims Resolution Tribunal, Zurich
  • 1998-1999: Associate, Köstenbaum & Lévy, Geneva
  • 1995-1997: Legal Trainee, René Merkt & Associés, Geneva
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
  • Publications

  • Panorama de jurisprudencia suiza, Spain Arbitration Review 2019, pp. 117-135 (contributor)

  • 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

  • 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, 2013

  • 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, 2013

  • Speaking Engagements

  • Arbitraje en España y Suiza bajo el Reglamento suizo de arbitraje internacional, Aspectos distintivos: Procedimiento abreviado y procedimiento de emergencia, SCAI Conference, Madrid, 4 July 2019 (speaker)

  • “Ever more Standards and a Claim for more Transparency – Is international arbitration still the premier international dispute resolution mechanism? IADC Regional Meeting, Zurich, 20 May 2016 (speaker)

  • Eficiencia en el arbitraje: mito y realidad, Capítulo Suizo y Capítulo de Alemania y Austria del CEA, Zurich, 8 May 2015 (organiser)

  • Financial Disputes: Is there a need for Arbitration? AIJA Half-Year Conference, Zurich, 8 May 2014 (speaker)

  • Composition irrégulière du tribunal arbitral – un état des lieux, ASA Local Group Espace-Mittelland, 24 March 2014 (speaker)

  • 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? AIJA Annual Congress, Buenos Aires, 19 September 2013 (organiser)

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

  • Revision des 12. Kapitels IPRG, Art. 7 IPRG, ASA Local Group Zurich, 21 January 2013 (speaker)

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