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Anne-Catherine Hahn

IPrime Legal AG
Hirschengraben 1
8001 Zurich

+41 44 229 60 69

Dr. iur., LL.M.
Attorney at Law, Partner1

Anne-Catherine Hahn is an experienced litigator and commercial lawyer. She assists clients in addressing and resolving legal and compliance risks. Relying on more than 15 years of practical experience in cross-border matters and strong academic credentials in Swiss and international law, she routinely represents parties in litigation and arbitration proceedings, acts as arbitrator, and provides sound legal advice at the crossroads of civil, regulatory and criminal law. She has particular knowledge in the life sciences and technology sectors, and regularly intervenes in post-M&A and other financial disputes, cases of failed compliance and related corporate governance and liability matters, and also assists clients with the set-up and enforcement of commercial arrangements involving novel technologies and business models.

Anne-Catherine Hahn holds a bilingual law degree ("MA") and a doctorate from the University of Fribourg (Walther Hug Foundation Prize; Peter Jäggi Foundation Prize), as well as an LL.M. from the University of Michigan. For many years she has been a lecturer at the University of Fribourg and was an academic visitor at the National University of Singapore. Prior to joining IPrime Legal, she was a partner for seven years with Baker McKenzie in Zurich, acting for both international and domestic clients in large disputes and other cross-border matters.

Anne-Catherine Hahn has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed publications and regularly acts as speaker at conferences within the legal community. In addition to her teaching obligations at the University of Fribourg, she also conducts tailor-made trainings on a broad range of legal and compliance topics.

German and English are Anne-Catherine's day-to-day working languages, but she also regularly handles assignments in French, and is conversational in Italian.

Selected Publications:

  • "Bribery Allegations in Arbitration – the Expectations of Courts and Regulators", The International Arbitration Review, 9th ed., London, July 2018.
  • "M&A Disputes: Recurring Issues, New Trends and Practical Considerations," The Bulletin of the European Court of Arbitration, No. 1, March 2018.
  • "Bribery and Corruption in Arbitration", in: Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide, 2nd ed., Alphen aan den Rijn 2018.
  • Commentary to articles 11 and 12 of the WIPO Rules, in: Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide, 2nd ed., Alphen aan den Rijn 2018.
  • Länderbericht Schweiz, in: Compliance aktuell, 3rd ed, 2017.
  • Commentary to articles 62-67 OR (unjust enrichment), in: Handkommentar zum Schweizerischen Privatrecht, revised and updated 3rd ed., Zurich 2016.
  • "The Law of the OHADA", Baker & McKenzie Publication 2015.
  • "Res judicata as a challenge for arbitral tribunals", Austrian Handbook on International Arbitration 2014, Vienna 2014, Manz Verlag, 329-341.
  • "Dealing with Sovereigns: Enforcement Risks and Planning Tools", SZIER 2013, 225-241.
  • "Gerichtsstands- und Rechtswahlklauseln im grenzüberschreitenden Bankgeschäft mit Privatkunden", recht 2012, 157-167.
  • "State Immunity and Veil Piercing in the Age of Sovereign Wealth Funds", SZW 2012, 103-118.
  • "Bribery and Corruption before Swiss Arbitral Tribunals", Construction Law Journal 2010, 425-438.
  • "Schweizer Schiedsgerichte und der internationale Kampf gegen Korruption", SZW 2010, 382-395.
  • Commentary to articles 70-82 and 89 to the Swiss Civil Procedure Act (provisions on joinder of parties and group actions), in Baker & McKenzie Commentary the Swiss Civil Procedure Act, Berne 2010.
  • "The Law of Restitution – a (Western) European Perspective", in: Mauro Bussani und Franz Werro (ed.), European Private Law, Durham 2009.
  • "La responsabilité civile: une introduction générale, Journées suisses du droit de la construction", Institut pour le droit suisse et international de la construction, Freiburg 2009.
  • "Produktsicherheit und Produkthaftung im internationalen Kontext", Aktuelle Juristische Praxis 2008, 1007-1020.
  • Commentary to articles 12, 13 und 17 Cartel Act (private enforcement) in: Baker & McKenzie (ed.), Kommentar zum Kartellgesetz, Bern 2007.
  • "Vergütungsansprüche für Dienstleistungen bei fehlender vertraglicher Grundlage. Ein Streifzug durch vier europäische Rechtsordnungen", Berne 2004 (doctoral thesis Freiburg 2004).

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Arbitral Women
  • Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS)
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)

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