Reiter Matthew T.
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Matthew T. Reiter

Impresses with his "vast experience in and knowledge of complex litigation proceedings".

Who's Who Legal Litigation 2020

Impresses with his "excellent strategic approach and strong mentality".

Who's Who Legal Litigation 2020

Impresses with his "vast experience in and knowledge of complex litigation proceedings".

Who's Who Legal Litigation 2020

Impresses with his "excellent strategic approach and strong mentality".

Who's Who Legal Litigation 2020

About

Matthew Reiter heads Bär & Karrer’s litigation practice. He specializes in litigation and arbitration. He has extensive experience in a wide range of state court and administrative proceedings, including criminal investigations, white collar crimes, enforcement proceedings and international judicial assistance, but focuses on the resolution of large domestic and international commercial disputes.

Matthew Reiter has successfully represented clients in numerous domestic and international arbitrations, both in ad hoc and institutional proceedings (primarily ICC, ZCC/Swiss Rules), especially relating to joint ventures and shareholders' agreements, large construction contracts, M&A transactions and supply agreements. Recent highlights include the successful defense of EnBW in a CHF 1 billion arbitration proceeding concerning the Thermoselect technology.

Clients of Matthew Reiter include individuals as well as listed and non-listed domestic and foreign companies from various sectors such as the banking and services industry as well as the pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, automotive, aviation and construction industries.

The Legal 500 recommends Matthew Reiter in dispute resolution matters (since 2012).

Recent Work Highlights
  • Successful defense of a German energy company in an ad hoc arbitration proceeding concerning damages arising out of an alleged joint venture.
  • Defense of a president of a failed startup company against a director's liability action.
  • Representation of a German energy company in a dispute concerning the valuation of shares.
  • Co-counsel in SCAI arbitration proceedings concerning joint venture in Turkey.
  • Successful representation of a major Russian developer of industrial facilities against a German plant engineering company.
  • Counsel to a globally active organization in a high profile employment law dispute.
  • Representation of major foreign industrial company in court litigation.
  • Representation of an Asian pharmaceutical company in a license dispute.
  • Enforcement of a non-compete undertaking against former member of management by way of injunctive relief and successful defense of client's interests in ensuing criminal and civil proceedings.
  • Advising of fraud victim and successful recovery of lost monies.
  • Advising of international general contractor with regard to a large construction project and representation in related court proceedings concerning builders' liens.
  • Handling of tort claims and related insurance claims for an international organization.
LanguagesGerman, English
Curriculum
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer AG (since 2005)
  • Member of the New York Bar (not practicing) (2001)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (1999-2004)
  • New York University of Law School: LL.M. (1999)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1998)
  • Clerkship, District Court of Horgen, Switzerland (1995-1997)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1995)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA) (Chair of Negligence and Damages Commitee in 2005-2006)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
Admission

All Swiss Courts

Matthew T. Reiter's Deals, Cases & News

The Legal 500 recommends Matthew Reiter in dispute resolution matters (since 2012).

Legal 500

The Legal 500 recommends Matthew Reiter in dispute resolution matters (since 2012).

Legal 500

The Legal 500 recommends Matthew Reiter in dispute resolution matters (since 2012).

Legal 500

Contact

Matthew T. Reiter
P: +41 58 261 53 13
F: +41 58 261 50 01
matthew.reiter@baerkarrer.ch

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

Assistant
Cheyenne Zurkinden
P: +41 58 261 56 36
F: +41 58 261 50 01
cheyenne.zurkinden@baerkarrer.ch

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