• "A promising practitioner in the field."

     

    Who's Who Future Leaders Arbitration 2019

  • "A very clever and knowledgeable advocate."

     

    Who's Who Legal 2018

  • "Highly intelligent and a specialist for CISG cases."

     

    Who's Who Future Leaders Arbitration 2019

 

 

 

Dr. Pascal Hachem

Associate

Pascal Hachem is a member of Bär & Karrer's Litigation / Arbitration / Internal Investigation and Cross-border Proceedings departments. He furthermore advises clients on general corporate and commercial matters. He holds law degrees from Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg i.Br. (Germany) and the University of Basel.

His teaching activities in Switzerland and abroad focus on comparative private law and international trade law. Pascal Hachem is an expert on the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and has served as Rapporteur for the CISG Advisory Council.

Who's Who Legal lists Pascal Hachem as one of the Future Leaders - Arbitration 2017 (Non-partners).

Recent Work Highlights

  • Representation of a US company in a post-acquisition SCAI arbitration in the automotive industry.
  • Representation of a Swiss bank in state court in a dispute with a client over liens on frozen assets and recourse claims.
  • Representation of a software manufacturer in state court in a dispute with a customer regarding an outsourcing project.
  • Representation of a Swiss bank in state court a dispute with a client over alleged inappropriate investment advice.
  • 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 an ICC arbitration against European companies in the automotive sector regarding a distribution agreement.
  • Representation of a Middle-Eastern company in an ICC arbitration against an Asian corporation regarding the delivery of security software.
  • Acted as Sole Arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration between two Middle-Eastern companies regarding a machine delivery.

Languages

German, English

Curriculum

  • Foreign Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York (2015/2016)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2014)
  • 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)

Contact Details

Dr. Pascal Hachem
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 54 91
F: +41 58 263 54 91
pascal.hachem@baerkarrer.ch

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Publications

Admissibility of Internal Investigation Interview Minutes as Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: New Swiss Federal Supreme Court Decision, Bär & Karrer Briefing June 2020 … Download »
Disruption to Contracts Resulting from COVID-19 and Governmental Measures, Bär & Karrer Briefing March 2020 … Download »
Aspects of Swiss Law Regarding Corporate Criminal Liability and Self-Reporting, December 2017 … Download »
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Speaking Engagements

The CISG – History, Sphere of Application, Formation of Contract The Vis Moot School Switzerland, 30 September 2013, University of Zurich, Switze … more »
The CISG as Transnational Rules Conference of the Aribtrators' and Mediators' Institute New Zealand, 1 August 20 … more »
Applicability of the CISG – Articles 1 and 6 Bilgi University Istanbul Conference on the CISG, 27 May 2012, Bilgi University … more »
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