Balz Gross

Partner

Balz Gross is the Head of Homburger's Litigation | Arbitration and of the Employment and Executive Compensation team. He has extensive experience regarding all aspects of international arbitration (ICSID, ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, ad hoc, etc.) and complex litigation before Swiss state courts and authorities, including criminal proceedings and employment (compensation) related disputes.

He has acted as party counsel in more than one hundred international arbitrations, in particular in proceedings relating to mergers and acquisitions, long-term supply contracts, distribution contracts and joint ventures. Balz Gross also acts as co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations.


Balz Gross has acted as counsel in numerous large, mostly international proceedings before the state courts in all Swiss cantons, in particular the Commercial Courts and the High and Supreme Courts, and represents foreign and Swiss clients in proceedings involving criminal law issues. In addition, Balz Gross acts as counsel in employment litigation, with a particular focus on management compensation and employee incentive schemes.


"Leading litigator and arbitration counsel" (Chambers 2010), "quick witted and prudent" (Chambers 2011), "Forceful litigator" (Chambers 2019), Balz Gross is constantly recommended in Chambers in Dispute Resolution (Arbitration Counsel, Band 1; Litigation, Band 1) and Employment (Band 2), in Benchmark Litigation (Lawyer of the Year 2019) and Legal 500 (Leading Individual, Litigation).

Career
  • 2017 Head of Dispute Resolution Team
  • 2016 Admission Singapore International Commercial Court
  • 2012 Head of Employment Team
  • 2010 Head of Russia Focus Group
  • 2002 Partner at Homburger
  • 1996 University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
  • 1995 Associate at Homburger
  • 1995 Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
  • 1994 Bar admission
  • 1989 University of Zurich (lic. iur.)
Languages
German, English
Bar registration
At all Swiss courts; Singapore
Address
Prime Tower
Hardstrasse 201
CH-8005 Zurich
P+41 43 222 16 39
F+41 43 222 15 00

Balz Gross is the Head of Homburger's Litigation | Arbitration and of the Employment and Executive Compensation team. He has extensive experience regarding all aspects of international arbitration (ICSID, ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, ad hoc, etc.) and complex litigation before Swiss state courts and authorities, including criminal proceedings and employment (compensation) related disputes.

Career
  • 2017 Head of Dispute Resolution Team
  • 2016 Admission Singapore International Commercial Court
  • 2012 Head of Employment Team
  • 2010 Head of Russia Focus Group
  • 2002 Partner at Homburger
  • 1996 University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
  • 1995 Associate at Homburger
  • 1995 Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
  • 1994 Bar admission
  • 1989 University of Zurich (lic. iur.)
Languages
German, English
Bar registration
At all Swiss courts; Singapore
P+41 43 222 16 39
F+41 43 222 15 00
Address
Prime Tower
Hardstrasse 201
CH-8005 Zurich