Dr. Anne-Catherine Hahn has been a member of the Firm's dispute resolution and commercial law practice groups since 2004. Dr. Hahn serves as part-time lecturer at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and has authored a number of articles and book chapters on topics of commercial law and dispute resolution.
Dr. Hahn focuses on international commercial arbitration, commercial litigation and non-contentious commercial matters. She represents international and domestic clients in disputes before international arbitral tribunals and state courts in Switzerland, including in enforcement matters. She also regularly advises clients on manufacturing and supply structures, agency and distribution structures, as well as outsourcing projects and collaboration agreements with a particular focus on the life science and manufacturing sectors.
Representative Legal Matters
Acted for a sports equipment manufacturer in an arbitration with a former licensee (Swiss Rules).
Acted for a US company in an ICC arbitration against the supplier of a GMP-regulated drug.
Acted for a German supplier in ICC proceedings relating to the sale of an infrastructure project in the Middle East.
Acted for a subcontractor in arbitral proceedings under the Vienna Rules concerning an infrastructure project in Eastern Europe.
Acted as sole arbitrator under the Swiss Rules of Arbitration in a dispute over the sale of commodities.
Acted for Swiss listed companies in two arbitration proceedings under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration over post-M&A disputes in the pharmaceutical and in the travel sectors.
Provided advice and defended a Swiss company in proceedings over a comfort letter issued to a subsidiary and coordinated parallel litigation in Switzerland, France and Germany.
Acted as secretary to arbitral tribunals (ICC and Swiss Rules of International Arbitration) in disputes over distribution agreements.
Provided advice on the possibility of and modalities for claiming damages for competition law violations under Swiss law in relation with an international price-fixing cartel.
Regularly provides advice on research and cooperation agreements, in particular in relation with the manufacturing of medical devices and pharmaceutical products, and on the termination of agency and distribution agreements.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- British Institute of International and Comparative Law - Member
- Zurich Bar Association - Member
- ASA under 40 - Member
- International Centre for Dispute Resolution - Member
- Swiss Bar Association - Member
University of Fribourg
(Dr. iur. Walther Hug Foundation Prize and Peter Jäggi Foundation)
University of Michigan
(LL.M. Certificate of Merit)
University of Fribourg
(Lic. iur. Bilingue)
Baker & McKenzie Zurich and Baker & McKenzie Geneva are each members of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.