Peter J. Merz
Peter J. Merz

Peter J. Merz

Of Counsel, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 00 65


Peter Merz advises both commercial and private clients, and can offer particular expertise and strong connections in Asian markets.

He advises clients in a broad range of industries, including banks, on M&A transactions and on all aspects of commercial law, both contentious and non-contentious. He also advises individuals on their specific private and commercial needs.

Peter Merz has resigned from the partnership, staying of counsel to the firm.

Rankings & Awards

Leaders League Ranked Firm 2023

Deals & Cases

  • Representation of government as defentdant in arbitration proceedings related to the termination of infrastructure project
  • Representation of claimant in arbitration proceedings in connection with agency/brokerage agreement
  • Representing client in court proceedings related to a failed subscription
    Advising and representing client before in court proceedings in connection with terminated distributorship agreement
  • Advising client in connection with collection and restructuring of sovereign debts, thereto related escrow activities
  • Advising client restructuring of escrow in connection with sale of debts
  • Advising client regarding the sale of its business in the sport equipment market
  • Commercial and corporate advice to Swiss client in the CBD market

Education & Admission

  • Admitted to the Bar (1983)
  • University of Zurich, lic.iur.

Memberships and public offices

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • UIA (Union International des Avocats)


  • German
  • English


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