Nino Sievi

Nino Sievi

Nino Sievi

Nino Sievi focuses on litigation and arbitration.

He specializes in cross-border disputes. Having qualified in three jurisdictions, he is in a unique position to advise clients in this area. In addition, he has gained significant specialist knowledge in international law due to his doctoral dissertation on the Lugano Convention and his postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge.

As an accredited commercial mediator, Nino Sievi represents our clients in settlement negotiations and mediation proceedings. He also advises on white collar crime matters.

He has joined our firm as an associate in 2014.

Relevant experience

  • Representation of an aircraft owner in an arbitration against the former operations manager
  • Representation of a consulting firm in an arbitration under Swiss Rules against a former client for outstanding payments
  • Representation of a construction firm in an arbitration under ICC Rules
  • Representation of a real estate company in state court proceedings for damages due to defects in the sold properties
  • Representation of a finance company in confiscation proceedings brought by the Federal Prosecutor
  • Representation of a finance company in an enforcement proceeding brought by the Swiss Financial Regulatory Authority (FINMA)
  • Regular representation of clients in proceedings in relation to the enforcement of foreign judgments


  • Die negativen Feststellungsklagen des schweizerischen Rechts im Anwendungsbereich des Lugano-Übereinkommens [Negative declaratory actions under the Lugano Convention], AISUF 367, Diss. Fribourg, Zürich 2017
  • The Scope of Application of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, Conference Series, State University of Moldova – Recent Developments in International Private Law 2017
  • Die juristische Person an der Schlichtungsverhandlung [Companies in conciliation proceedings], SKUANI Share, 17 July 2016
  • New Criminal provisions on corruption in private sector to enter into force, ILO White Collar Crime Newsletter, 20 June 2016 (with Bernhard Lötscher)
  • Tax deductibility of fines imposed on commercial undertakings, Criminal Law and Business Crime Newsletter, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Vol. 8(1), May 2015, pp. 12 -14 (with Bernhard Lötscher)
  • Criminal law provisions in draft financial acts, ILO White Collar Crime Newsletter 30 March 2015 (with Bernhard Lötscher)
  • Arbitration with a Defaulting Respondent – a Challenge for the Arbitrators as well as for the Claimant, Latin American Journal of International Trade Law 2015(1), pp. 100 – 112
  • Arbitrability of Tenancy Disputes in Switzerland, Quid? Fribourg Law Review 2014(1), pp. 26 – 28
  • Waiving the Action for Annulment – Pro-Arbitration Taken a Bridge too far?, Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration 2012(2), pp. 113 – 122
  • Waiver of the Right to Request Revision of Arbitral Awards in Switzerland, Young Arbitration Review 2011(3), pp. 25 – 26
  • Enforceability of International Choice of Court Agreements: Impact of the Hague Convention on the US and EU Legal System, The Hague Yearbook of International Law 2011, pp. 95 – 117
  • The Availability of Damages in the European Union for Breach of the Arbitration Agreement”, Dispute Resolution Journal 2011(1), pp. 57 – 63

Lectures list

  • Workshop on Cross-Examination in International Arbitration, Young ICCA, Stockholm, 10 November 2017
  • Conflict of Laws Issues with International Securities, AIJA Half-Year Conference, Securities – Enabling & Securing International Business, Verona, Italy, 24 November 2016
  • The Scope of Application of the Hague Conference on Choice of Court Agreements: Assessing the Convention’s Potential Impact, Recent Developments in International Private Law, Chisinau, Moldova, 20 October 2016
  • Negotiating Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Contract, International Legal Practice and Legal Education Conference, Lucerne, Switzerland, 5 July 2016
  • Dispute Resolution and Choice of Law Clauses in International Franchising Agreements, AIJA Seminar – The Art of Franchising, Frankfurt, 2 October 2015
  • The 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: last words before the entering into force in the EU, 9th Seminar on International Private Law, Madrid, 22 May 2015

Construction and Engineering, Corporate and Commercial, Mediation, Real Estate

Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
ASA below 40

2018 – LL.M. in international law, University of Cambridge
2018 – Bar transfer test for admission to the bar of England & Wales, BPP Law School, London
2017 – Accredited commercial mediator, CEDR, London
2017 – Bar transfer test for admission to the bar of Germany, Landesjustizprüfungsamt Stuttgart
2017 – PhD in Law, University of Fribourg (summa cum laude)
2014 – Bar Admission (Zurich)
2012 – MLaw, University of Fribourg (summa cum laude)
2011 – Certificate in Transnational Legal Studies, Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London
2010 – BLaw, University of Fribourg (summa cum laude)

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