Andreas Fankhauser

— Partner

Andreas Fankhauser has over 20 years of experience in handling and resolving complex disputes through litigation and arbitration.

His practice focuses on aviation, transportation, international trade, corporate, commerce and investment, insurance, as well as on fraud and asset recovery.

He also serves as an arbitrator.

His non-contentious work involves giving advice in corporate and commercial law matters, including direct investments, transactions and trade from China to Switzerland and from Switzerland to China.

He is ranked by Who's Who Legal as a thought leader and leading practitioner in the following areas: Aviation Contentious, Transport, Insurance & Reinsurance.

Andreas Fankhauser represents parties before all Swiss courts and official bodies. He has been registered with the attorney registry of the Canton of Zurich since 2000.

He speaks German and English.

Representative matters

  • Advice to a leading Chinese investor concerning relocation to Switzerland and multiple investments
  • Sole Arbitrator in a Swiss Rules arbitration between a company of the United Arab Emirates, an airline and a Turkish company concerning the wet lease of an Airbus A320 aircraft
  • ICC arbitration between a Chinese aircraft manufacturer and a French aircraft system supplier
  • Swiss enforcement proceedings between a leading bank and a Russian mining and metals company
  • ICC arbitration between two individuals concerning ownership of a Dutch company in the phosphorus industry
  • ICC arbitration between a Russian company and a company of the United Arab Emirates concerning aircraft sales and purchases
  • Regulatory and contractual advice to a Chinese airline
  • Litigation between a helicopter operator and a regional airport arising out of a helicopter accident
  • Multiple proceedings under the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.


  • Regular contributions to the Aviation Newsletter of the International Law Office
  • Aviation Liability in Switzerland, A Structured Guide.