The present work analyses the reimbursement for attorney s fees with regard to the applicable national laws of Switzerland, Germany, France, England and the United States of America, and with regard to the international arbitration rules and the CISG. It focuses on the allocation of attorney s fees in contract and tort cases and business law. The author detects contradictions in the rules and principles and argues persuasively for the creation of a general fee-shifting rule.
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About the author:
The author was born and educated in Switzerland. In 2005, he graduated summa cum laude from the Law Faculty of the University of Basel. After staying several months in Canada, he joined Homburger AG, Zurich, as a law clerk and passed the Zurich bar exam in 2008. In 2009, he received his doctorate (summa cum laude) from the Law Faculty of the University of Basel. Since 2009, he works as an associate at Bär & Karrer AG, Zurich.