Urs Boller,  LL.M., MCIArb
Urs Boller,  LL.M., MCIArb

Urs Boller, LL.M., MCIArb

Partner, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 02 20
urs.boller@mll-legal.com

Profile

Urs Boller is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Team in Zurich. He has extensive experience in representing clients before Swiss courts and authorities, mainly in commercial and enforcement related disputes. In addition, he has acted as counsel in numerous international arbitration proceedings under the rules of the leading arbitration institutions (such as ICC Rules, Swiss Rules), as well as in ad-hoc arbitrations.

Urs Boller has special expertise in obtaining and defending against freezing orders and interim measures, as well as in the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Further areas of his expertise include debt enforcement and bankruptcy law, where he often handles cases that sit in a cross-border context, and real estate law. Urs’ practice focuses on the industrial, financial, and real estate sectors. He is fluent in German and English.

Before joining MLL in 2009, Urs Boller served as an executive legal secretary and as a substitute judge at the District Court of Zurich, where he primarily dealt with freezing orders, interim measures and enforcement matters.

Urs Boller graduated from the University of Zurich in 2003 and was admitted to the bar in 2007. In 2014, he obtained an LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Swiss and the Zurich Bar Associations, the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).





Rankings & Awards

Legal 500 2022IFLR 1000, 2021-22Legal 500 2021
  • “Urs Boller is an outstanding lawyer with a profound knowledge of Swiss bankruptcy and procedural law. His opinions are always sharp, balanced, insightful and comprehensive. He has an ability to understand the needs of a client at once and present a variety of possible solutions. He has outstanding analytical abilities and a strategic view of the situation” – Legal 500 EMEA, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, 2022
  • “Urs Boller is an experienced litigator, who is easy to work with. He has the ability to carefully analyse the details of a case at a molecular level, however without losing sight of the big picture” – Legal 500 EMEA, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, 2022
  • Urs Boller is recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2022, Arbitration
  • “He is an outstanding lawyer with a profound knowledge of Swiss bankruptcy and procedural law. He is very careful and precise in his legal research, his advice is always constructive, well-balanced, insightful. He has an ability to understand even very complicated legal problems and present a solution which suits the needs of a client the best. His outstanding analytical abilities and strategic view of the situation are really invaluable. He is also very nice and friendly, a great person to work with” – IFLR 1000, 2021-22
  • “Understands the business and applies legal solutions very well” – IFLR 1000, 2021-22
  • “Urs Boller: he is pragmatic, efficient and great to work with” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
  • “Urs Boller has excellent analytical skills. He is particularly good at grasping the relevant facts of a case and condensing them into a well-structured and persuasive submission, which is pleasant to read” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
  • “Urs Boller is an outstanding lawyer with a profound knowledge of Swiss bankruptcy and procedural law. His opinions are always sharp, balanced, insightful and comprehensive. He has an ability to understand the needs of a client at once and present a variety of possible solutions. He has outstanding analytical abilities and a strategic view of the situation” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
  • “Urs Boller is thorough, well prepared and won a hopeless case for me. The difference was in the details and he also listened to ideas from the client” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
  • “Throughout our longstanding relationship we have been dealing constantly with the same professionals, mainly Marcel Lustenberger and Urs Boller, which has created a strong mutual trust” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Deals & Cases

  • Representing a manufacturer of orthopedic implants in ICC arbitration proceedings regarding a dispute arising out of an agreement for the supply of medical devices
  • Representing an Icelandic subcontractor before the Commerical Court of the Canton of Zurich in a dispute regarding contractual currency exchange and payment modalities
  • Representing an international investment fund regarding a claim for director’s liability in the amount of USD 26 million before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court
  • Represented a South American company before the Zurich Commercial Court in a dispute concerning the international transport of goods
  • Represented a Swiss company in appeal proceedings before the Supreme Court of the Canton of Zurich, by which the enforcement of an English judgment against the Swiss company could be avoided
  • Represented an international group of companies in ICC arbitration proceedings regarding a remuneration claim raised by a former consultant
  • Co-counsel in an ICC arbitration against a large multinational group of companies regarding a dispute over commission payments in an amount of more than USD 100 million
  • Representing a fibre network operator in court proceedings regarding disputed fees for the use of public infrastructure
  • Representing a client in court proceedings regarding a post-M&A dispute
  • Acting as court-appointed commissioner in the moratorium of Publicitas AG

Education & Admission

  • Queen Mary University of London, LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution (2014)
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (2007)
  • University of Zurich, lic.iur. (2003)

Memberships and public offices

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Languages

  • German
  • English

“Urs Boller is thorough, well prepared and won a hopeless case for me. The difference was in the details and he also listened to ideas from the client”

Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
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