Clarisse Von Wunschheim

Clarisse Von Wunschheim

Clarisse Von Wunschheim

Clarisse von Wunschheim specializes in international and cross-cultural dispute resolution, in particular international arbitration and commercial mediation and with a focus on the European and Chinese market. Her main areas of practice include general contract law, agency and distribution, sales, joint ventures as well as other forms of foreign investment. Clarisse has been involved as counsel, mediator, arbitrator, as well as secretary to high profile arbitral tribunals in a multitude of arbitration proceedings under various rules including the ICC Rules, SCAI, Uncitral Rules, ICSID, CIETAC, DIS, VIAC, etc. Clarisse von Wunschheim is the head of the China Desk and the co-head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group.


  • Dispute Resolution
  • Business China – Switzerland


2018 Partner at Altenburger
2015 Of Counsel at Asiallians Attorneys, Beijing
2015 (until 2017) Partner at Hartmann Dreyer Attorneys-at-Law
2013 Accredited CEDR Mediator, London
2010 Founding Partner WunschARB Sàrl, Beijing / Fribourg
2010 Dr. iur. with predicate ‘summa cum laude’, Fribourg
2008 (until 2010) Associate at Jones Day, Beijing
2006 (until 2008) Associate at DLA Piper, Beijing
2004 Bar admission
2003 Junior Clerk at District Court of Zurich
2002 Junior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich
2001 lic. Iur. with predicate ‘summa cum laude’, Fribourg


  • Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2017 & 2018: Arbitration – Future Leaders
    “A seasoned international arbitrator” with “unparalleled experience in the Chinese market”
  • GAR Awards 2016:
    Short-listed for “best prepared and most responsive arbitrator”


  • Since 2016 Lecturer at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (University of Geneva)
  • Since 2012 Lecturer at the University of Turin, Italy
  • Since 2010 Lecturer at the University of Fribourg

Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial, International Arbitration, Mediation
Affiliations and Certifications:

At all Swiss courts
Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)

Language/s: Chinese, Yue(Cantonese), English, French, German, Spanish
Address: Seestrasse 39 8700 Kusnacht
City: Zurich

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