Home / People / Dr Jodok Wicki
Portrait of Jodok Wicki

Dr Jodok Wicki

Partner

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Räffelstrasse 26
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Switzerland
Languages German, French, English, Italian

Jodok Wicki concentrates on dispute resolution, litigation and international arbitration. He led our firm's dispute resolution group for many years and is involved in the dispute resolution group of CMS. Jodok maintains an active practice of state court litigation and appellate proceedings in a variety of commercial matters, such as purchase and sales agreements, joint ventures, post M&A disputes, director and officer and auditor liability and product liability. He has also a particular focus on insurance matters and qualified as a Certified Specialist of the Swiss Bar Association for Torts and Insurance Law. In international arbitration proceedings Jodok Wicki is appearing as counsel and also regularly sits as arbitrator. He is on the panels of arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC).

Jodok Wicki started his practice as a lawyer in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. He was Managing Partner of our firm from 2016 to 2020. In 1996 and 1997 he worked as a foreign associate with law firms in New York and in Sydney.

"During my international sports career as an olympic sailor before starting the legal practice I learnt the importance of going the extra mile in order to succeed. It is the voluntarism I learnt then which now benefits and is appreciated by my clients."

"I value Jodok’s legal and strategic thinking. He does not limit his counselling to the legal aspects of a claim. Where appropriate he highlights non-legal aspects such as strategic and business considerations as well."
Client Feedback 2015

Jodok Wicki has written his doctoral thesis on market making and price manipulation of own shares of listed stockbrokers (Market Making und Kurspflege kotierter eigener Aktien durch Effektenhändler).

more less

Clients report: "He is very good to work with, fast and responsive."

Chambers & Partners, Global, Litigation, Switzerland, 2022

Sources report Jodok Wicki to be "client-centric, proactive and able to build up trust," before going on to laud his "good strategic advice."

Chambers and Partners, Litigation, Switzerland, Global, 2021

‘Jodok Wicki is very engaged, has excellent industry knowledge and litigation strategy, and stands out with his attention to detail.’

The Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Switzerland, 2020

Practice head Jodok Wicki is recognised for his skills in both litigation and arbitration. Clients comment: "He is helpful; he has a very responsive, creative and collaborative style."

Chambers and Partners, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2015

I value Jodok’s legal and strategic thinking. He does not limit his counselling to the legal aspects of a claim. Where appropriate he highlights non-legal aspects such as strategic and business considerations as well.

Client Feedback, 2015

Relevant experience

  • Advised a German producer of wind turbines on a joint venture in Asia in an international arbitration proceeding.
  • Advised a Japanese high-precision tool machine producer on purchase and sale and know-how agreement relating to China in an international arbitration proceeding.
  • Advised a worldwide insurance company on coverage dispute before Swiss courts under D&O policy.
  • Advised a worldwide insurance company on coverage dispute before Swiss courts under W&I policy.
  • Advised two worldwide insurance companies on coverage dispute relating to US IPO under D&O policy in an international arbitration proceeding.
more less

Memberships & Roles

  • Zürcher Anwaltsverband (ZAV)
  • Schweizerischer Anwaltsverband (SAV)
  • International Bar Association
  • ASA Swiss Arbitration Association
  • IADC International Association of Defense Counsel
more less

Awards & Rankings

  • Chambers and Partners | Dispute Resolution – Litigation, Switzerland, 2022 | Europe | Band 4
  • Chambers and Partners | Dispute Resolution – Litigation, Switzerland, 2022 | Global | Band 4
  • The Legal 500 | Insurance, Switzerland, 2022 | Leading Individual
  • Who's Who Legal | Insurance & Reinsurance, Switzerland, 2021 | National Leader
  • Who's Who Legal | Product Liability Defence, Switzerland, 2021 | National Leader
  • Best Lawyers | Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation, 2023
  • Leaders League | Insurance | Industrial risks & liability litigation, Switzerland, 2021 | Excellent
  • Leaders League | Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation, Switzerland, 2021 | Excellent
  • Leaders League | Dispute resolution | Financial litigation & equity financing, Switzerland, 2021 | Highly recommended
  • Leaders League | Dispute resolution - International arbitration, Switzerland, 2021 | Recommended
more less

Publications

  • The Securities Litigation Review – Edition 6 for Switzerland, The Law Reviews, 2020 (together with Kaspar Landolt and Dominique Gemperli)
  • The Securities Litigation Review – Edition 5 for Switzerland, The Law Reviews, July 2019 (together with Kaspar Landolt and Dominique Gemperli)
  • The Securities Litigation Review – Edition 4 for Switzerland, The Law Reviews, July 2018 (together with Kaspar Landolt, Dominique Gemperli and Susanna Gut)
  • Product Liability, Switzerland, 13th ed. 2020, Lexology Getting the Deal Through
  • Product Liability, Switzerland, 12th ed. 2019, Lexology Getting the Deal Through
  • Product Liability, Switzerland, 11th ed. 2018, Lexology Getting the Deal Through (together with Susanna Gut)
  • Fallstricke des Replikrechts im Zivilprozess – eine Replik, AJP/PJA, 04/2017 (together with Reto Hunsperger) 
  • Recognition of Foreign Civil Judgement in Switzerland, in: International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Business Litigation Committee Newsletter, January 2016
  • Fallstricke des Replikrechts im Zivilprozess und Lösungsvorschläge de lege ferenda, AJP/PJA, 07/2013 (together with Reto Hunsperger)
  • Zur Verbrauchereigenschaft des Bankkunden bei Spekulationsgeschäften mit Fremdkapital nach Art. 13 Abs. 1 Nr. 3 LugÜ, AJP/PJA, 11/2010 (together with Axel Buhr)
  • Vorvertragliche Schiedszuständigkeit, ASA Bull., S. 236 ff., 02/2009 (together with Simon Gabriel)
  • Section of Antitrust Law, chapter XII on Switzerland, Obtaining Discovery Abroad, 2nd edition: Publication of the American Bar Association, 2005, 02/2009
more less

Lectures list

  • Corporate Governance; Verantwortlichkeit und Haftung des Verwaltungsrats: Ein multidisziplinäres Querschnittsthema, Guest lecture at HSG, 29/04/2021
  • University St. Gallen, 20/05/2019, Cash Pooling (with a focus on issues of responsibility and directors' and officers' liability)
  • Young ICCA − Istanbul Workshop: Working with intersecting cultures, Choice of arbitrator(s) and assistance of the regional/international institutions, 29/09/2014
  • Aktuelle Themen der Rechnungslegung: Aktuelle Rechtsprechung zur Rechnungslegung und Wirtschaftsprüfung − Akademie der Treuhandkammer, Zurich; 14/09/2012
  • Is the Attorney-Client-Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine Relevant Abroad? − Pitfalls and Best Practices, International Corporate Counsel College, Mastering New Challenges in a Globalized Economy, Paris, 7−-8/10/2010
  • Aktuelle Themen der Rechnungslegung, Lecture at educaris − Akademie der Treuhandkammer, Zurich, 30/09/2010
  • Evidence Gathering, Remedies and Relief in Switzerland, INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION AND FRAUD, London 26/06/2007
  • White Collar Crime – A Growing Problem, University of Business & Finance Switzerland, 14/03/2007
  • Branchenmodul B126 "Recht" für Lehrgang Eidg. Fachausweis als "Bankfachmann / Bankfachfrau", Institut für Finanzplanung IfFP, 2004 - 2006
  • Ausbildungsblock "Beratungshaftung" - Haftung des Finanzplaners für Beratungstätigkeit und generelle Verantwortlichkeit (StGB, GwG, AFG, VSB, SRO-Reglemente), Institut für Finanzplanung IfFP, 2003 - 2005
more less

Education

  • 2001 – Doktorat, University of Zurich
  • 1994 – Bar admission, Zurich
  • 1992 – Legal studies, Licentiate, University of Zurich
more less

Feed

11/04/2022
CMS Switzer­land re­cog­nised by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2022 edi­tion
30/03/2022
CMS sup­por­ted on re­verse mer­ger and list­ing of Tal­ent­house AG on the SIX...
Tal­ent­house AG, a lead­ing tech­no­logy plat­form con­nect­ing brands and cre­at­ives glob­ally, has been lis­ted as an op­er­at­ing com­pany on the In­ter­na­tion­al Re­port­ing Stand­ard of the SIX Swiss Ex­change (SIX) since 29 March 2022. Over the past 15 months, Tal­ent­house AG has bundled four pre­vi­ously in­de­pend­ent com­pan­ies and brought them to the stock ex­change in Zurich through a re­verse mer­ger. This is the second list­ing on the SIX this year (after the first list­ing on the new SPARKS seg­ment of the SIX). Tal­ent­house AG is a tech­no­logy plat­form com­pany that works with the world's largest cre­at­ive com­munity with over 14 mil­lion mem­bers to pro­duce high-qual­ity di­git­al con­tent for nu­mer­ous ma­jor glob­al com­pan­ies such as Net­flix and Nike. Tal­ent­house AG, which op­er­ates the cre­at­ive plat­forms Tal­ent­house, Ey­e­Em, Ello, Zo­oppa and Jovoto, is pi­on­eer­ing the struc­tur­al re­align­ment of con­tent pro­duc­tion us­ing a plat­form-based busi­ness mod­el to de­liv­er con­tent that can keep pace with con­sumer de­mand in the di­git­al age in terms of scale and qual­ity. At the same time, the com­pany of­fers de­vel­op­ment op­por­tun­it­ies to cre­at­ive minds. The com­pany is dom­i­ciled in Switzer­land and, in ad­di­tion to its op­er­a­tion­al headquar­ters in Lon­don, has of­fices in Los Angeles, New York City, Ber­lin, Mil­an and Phil­adelphia.The trans­ac­tion was sup­por­ted by an in­ter­na­tion­al leg­al team un­der Re­la­tion­ship Part­ner Gregor Famira of CMS Vi­enna. The Swiss CMS team ad­vised the ma­jor­ity share­hold­er of Tal­ent­house AG (Tal­ent­house GmbH) as well as the chair­man of the board of Tal­ent­house AG.The Swiss team was led by Mat­thi­as Kuert (Cap­it­al Mar­kets) and fur­ther in­cluded Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A), Fran­ziska Ham­mer, Flori­an Jung and Al­ex­an­dra Stock­er (all Cor­por­ate/M&A) as well as Si­mone Brauch­bar (IP/IT), Mark Ca­gi­enard (Part­ner; Tax) and Jodok Wicki (Part­ner; Com­mer­cial/Lit­ig­a­tion).
03/2022
CMS Switzer­land re­com­men­ded in the Cham­bers Europe Guide 2022
Cham­bers and Part­ners has pub­lished its rank­ings of Europe's lead­ing law firms and law­yers in the Europe Guide 2022. Our firm and our law­yers are lis­ted in both rank­ings for Switzer­land.
20/01/2022
CMS Switzer­land ranked in Cham­bers Glob­al Guide 2022
Cham­bers and Part­ners has pub­lished its rank­ings of the world's lead­ing law firms and law­yers in the Glob­al Guide 2022. Our firm is again lis­ted in both rank­ings for Switzer­land.
29/11/2021
Re­cog­ni­tion and en­force­ment of for­eign judg­ments in Switzer­land
1. Is there an ex­equatur pro­ced­ure? Yes. If a party does not vol­un­tar­ily com­ply with a for­eign award, there is a pro­ced­ure to re­cog­nise the for­eign de­cision re­spect­ively to de­clare it en­force­able.Un­less...
14/04/2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2021 edi­tion CMS Switzer­land is re­com­men­ded in 18 cat­egor­ies in this year's Europe, Middle East and Africa edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April...
18/03/2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked in Cham­bers and Part­ners Europe Guide 2021
We are de­lighted to an­nounce that 13 of our law­yers across 9 prac­tice areas are re­com­men­ded in the Cham­bers and Part­ners Europe Guide 2021. The fol­low­ing law­yers from our of­fices in Zurich and Geneva...
19/02/2021
CMS ad­vises the nChain Group on the re­lo­ca­tion of two group en­tit­ies to...
Two nChain Group en­tit­ies have re­lo­cated from An­ti­gua and Bar­buda to Zug, Switzer­land. nChain AG (pre­vi­ously nChain Group Hold­ings Ltd) will be the group's main cli­ent-fa­cing en­tity, where­as nChain Li­cens­ing...
18/02/2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked in Cham­bers Glob­al Guide 2021
Cham­bers and Part­ners has pub­lished its rank­ings of the world's lead­ing law firms and law­yers in its Glob­al Guide 2021. Our firm is re­cog­nised in the Switzer­land law firm and in­di­vidu­al law­yer rank­ings...
15/04/2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land CMS Switzer­land is be­ing re­com­men­ded in 16 cat­egor­ies in this year's edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April 2020. We are par­tic­u­larly pleased...
12/03/2020
Top-Rank­ings for CMS Switzer­land by Cham­bers and Part­ners
Top rank­ings for CMS Switzer­land by Cham­bers and Part­ners CMS Switzer­land is de­lighted to an­nounce that 14 law­yers across 10 prac­tice areas have been re­com­men­ded in the 2020 edi­tion of Cham­bers and...
16/04/2019
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The Leg­al 500
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The Leg­al 500 We are de­lighted to an­nounce that CMS Switzer­land is be­ing re­com­men­ded in 12 cat­egor­ies in this year's edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished...