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Dr. Pascal Hachem

A very clever and knowledgeable advocate.

Who's Who Future Leaders Arbitration 2018

Expert in international sales law

Who's Who Future Leaders Arbitration 2020

A promising practitioner in the field.

Who's Who Future Leaders Arbitration 2019

Highly intelligent and a specialist for CISG cases.

Who's Who Future Leaders Arbitration 2019

A very clever and knowledgeable advocate.

Who's Who Future Leaders Arbitration 2018

Expert in international sales law

Who's Who Future Leaders Arbitration 2020

About

Pascal Hachem's practice focuses on contentious and non-contentious commercial matters as well as corporate internal investigations. He further assists clients with claim-management and the gathering, securing and evaluation of evidence. Pascal Hachem represents clients in state court, arbitration and in front of domestic and foreign authorities. He has acted as sole arbitrator and member of an arbitration panel. Pascal Hachem holds law degrees from Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg i.Br. (Germany) and the University of Basel.

Pascal Hachem is a frequent speaker at international conferences in his areas of expertise, contributes to leading commentaries on international sales law and treatises on corporate internal investigations and has authored and co-authored books and articles in the field of general contract and sales law. Who's Who Legal lists him as Future Leader in Arbitration.

Recent Work Highlights
  • Representation of an Asian technology corporation in arbitration in a dispute relating to media and sponsorship rights
  • Representation of a Category 1 Swiss bank in a U.S. Department of Justice tax investigation
  • Co-Arbitrator in SCAI arbitration regarding the delivery of medical ventilators for intensive care units.
  • Representation of a Swiss bank in state court in a dispute with a client over alleged inappropriate investment advice
  • Representation of a software provider in state court in a dispute with a customer regarding an outsourcing project
  • Representation of a Swiss technology corporation as private plaintiff in federal criminal proceedings relating to economic espionage and violation of businsss secrecy
  • Representation of a Swiss industry corporation in state court in a dispute with a German supplier regarding the termination of the supply agreement
  • Representation of a Middle-Eastern company in arbitration against European companies in the automotive sector regarding a distribution agreement
  • Representation of a Middle-Eastern company in arbitration against an Asian technology corporation regarding the delivery of security software
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration between two Middle-Eastern companies regarding a machine delivery in the oil industry
LanguagesGerman, English
Curriculum
  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2021)
  • Foreign Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York (2015/2016)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2014-2020)
  • Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2011-2014)
  • Visiting Lecturer at University of Belgrade (2014)
  • Visiting Professor at Bilgi University Istanbul (2012)
  • Foreign Guest Lecturer at Tsinghua University Beijing (2012)
  • Lecturer at the University of Basel (since 2010)
  • University of Basel: Dr. iur. (2009)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant to Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M. (2006-2011)
  • University of Freiburg i. Br.: ref. iur. (2006)
  • Student Assistant to Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M. (2003-2005)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Associate)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Basler Juristenverein
  • Deutscher Juristentag
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
Admission

All Swiss Courts

Pascal Hachem's Deals, Cases & News

Who's Who Legal lists Pascal Hachem as one of the Future Leaders - Arbitration (Non-partners).

Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2017

Who's Who Legal lists Pascal Hachem as one of the Future Leaders - Arbitration (Non-partners).

Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2017

Who's Who Legal lists Pascal Hachem as one of the Future Leaders - Arbitration (Non-partners).

Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2017

Contact

Pascal Hachem
P: +41 58 261 54 91
F: +41 58 263 54 91
pascal.hachem@baerkarrer.ch

Bär & Karrer Ltd.
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich
Switzerland

Assistants
Clelia Cusumano
P: +41 58 261 56 59
F: +41 58 261 50 01
clelia.cusumano@baerkarrer.ch
Parissa Amini
P: +41 58 261 56 38
F: +41 58 261 50 01
parissa.amini@baerkarrer.ch

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