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Alex Bardin, LL.M. (Harvard)


CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Languages German, English, Russian

Alex Bardin’s practice consists primarily of arbitration and litigation as well as new technologies (FinTech) and commercial law matters.

He advises companies and individuals in national and international disputes, in particular arbitration, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, and asset tracing. In the field of new technologies (FinTech & LegalTech) he advises large companies as well as start-ups in corporate and financial market regulatory matters. He works in German, English, and Russian.

Alex Bardin holds a Bachelor of Law and Master of Law degrees from the University of Zurich. During his studies, he also completed an exchange program at the University of Hong Kong. He then worked as an academic assistant at the Chair for Civil Procedure, Comparative Civil Procedure, Debt Collection and Bankruptcy Law, Private Law and Mediation for Prof Dr Samuel Baumgartner at the University of Zurich. He subsequently earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. During this time, he served as a Vice-president of the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA). He is admitted to the New York State Bar. Before joining CMS, he used to work at a renowned commercial law firm in Zurich in the field of litigation & arbitration.

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  • 2019 – Admission to New York State Bar, USA
  • 2018 – Master of Law (LL.M.), Harvard Law School
  • 2016 – Master of Law (MLaw), University of Zurich
  • 2015 – Exchange program at the University of Hong Kong 
  • 2015 – Bachelor of Law (BLaw), University of Zurich
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  • Representative of the Austrian-Russian Friendship Association in Switzerland
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Harvard Law School Alumni Association of Europe
  • YICCA – Young ICCA – International Council for Commercial Arbitration 
  • ICC YAF – Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce
  • HK45
  • YSIAC – Young SIAC – Singapore International Arbitration Centre
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Lectures list

  • Ad hoc Arbitration Forum 2019 – Russian Arbitration Association – Moscow, 12 December 2019 
  • Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration, The International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s Young & International Group, the Boston Bar Association – Boston, 2 May 2018
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