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Dr. Franz X. Stirnimann Fuentes is since many years ranked as an international and Swiss dispute resolution specialist in leading legal directories.

Chambers Global (Switzerland Dispute Resolution)

  • “Interviewees describe Franz Stirnimann as ‘very hard-working’ and ‘very convincing in his approach’”. He advises clients on commercial and intellectual property disputes. Stirnimann represents clients in ICC and ad hoc arbitration proceedings" (2020)

  • "According to clients, Franz Stirnimann is 'great at advising on strategy and knows the best ways to approach things'" (2019)

  • "Clients highlight 'his deep understanding of arbitration' and the fact that he is 'brilliant and thorough in his analysis'" (2017 and 2018)

  • "Sharp, detailed and thorough in cross-examination" and "always pushing for his client" (2014)

Chambers Europe (Dispute Resolution Switzerland)

  • "According to clients, Franz Stirnimann is 'great at advising on strategy and knows the best ways to approach things'" (2019)

  • "He can spot issues quickly and rightly gives a lot of confidence" (2018)

  • "He maintains an extremely good oversight in complex cases and brings alternative solutions. He's quick, informative and a pleasure to work with" (2016)

Who's Who Thought Leaders (Arbitration, worldwide)

  • Ranked as "Thought Leader – Arbitration" (2020, 2019)

Who’s Who Legal International (Arbitration, worldwide)

  • "Franz Stirnimann is a brilliant arbitrator"; "He really is first rate"; "An excellent counsel who is always to the point"; "A Swiss lawyer with a real international outlook" (2021)

  • “Franz Stirnimann Fuentes is held in high esteem by sources thanks to his considerable experience as both counsel and arbitrator in commercial and investor-state proceedings" (2020)

  • "Franz Stirnimann is a widely recognized figure in the Swiss market who is highlighted by peers as 'an excellent arbitrator'" (2019)

  • "Franz Stirnimann stands out as 'one of the best names in the Swiss arbitration market' where he is recognized for the 'impressive quality of his work', most notably in relation to cases involving Latin American parties" (2018)

  • "Recommended by sources thanks to his 'intelligent and hardworking manner' and his 'ability to process and simplify complex ideas'" (2017)

Who’s Who Legal Switzerland (Arbitration)

  • "Franz Stirnimann Fuentes is 'superb' and 'very intelligent', with extensive arbitration experience in Latin American cases" (2020)

  • "Franz Stirnimann is a widely endorsed practitioner with a 'sharp mind' who is 'appreciated very much' by peers in the market for his arbitration expertise" (2019)

  • "Peers do not hesitate to recommend Franz Stirnimann Fuentes for his sharp mind and skillful approach to international commercial arbitration" (2018)

  • "A clear leader in the field and has acted as counsel and arbitrator in disputes involving a range of industry and sectors including energy, construction and finance" (2017)

  • "Gifted"; "his practice is commended by clients for its unrivalled reputation" (2016)

  • "Maintains a leading arbitration practice" (2015)

  • "Gifted" (2014)

Best Lawyers – Switzerland (Handelsblatt – Beste Anwälte der Schweiz)

  • Ranked as "Best Lawyer" for International Arbitration in Switzerland (2020)

Legal 500 (Europe, Middle East and Africa)

  • Recommended for arbitration in Switzerland (2020)

Euromoney’s Expert Guides in Commercial Arbitration

  • Ranked as expert in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015

  • Ranked as rising star in 2014 and 2013

Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation – Europe

  • Ranked as "Dispute Resolution Star" (for Switzerland) in 2019 (first edition)

Décideurs Guide-Annuaire Contentieux & Arbitrage

  • Ranked in Switzerland for "forte notoriété" (high visibility) as counsel in international arbitration and "pratique reputé" (reputed practice) as arbitrator (2018-2019)