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Dr Sébastien Moret, LL.M.


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

Sébastien Moret specialises in national and international litigation as well as white-collar crime matters. He represents both accused and injured persons in criminal proceedings. He also advises companies and individuals in regulatory proceedings as well as in compliance matters, in particular issues relating to money laundering and corruption. Another focus of his practice is advising and representing clients in national and international commercial disputes before state courts and arbitration tribunals.

He has several years of professional experience in the judiciary. He worked as law clerk for around two years in civil and criminal matters in courts of first instance as well as five and a half years in courts of second instance, where he dealt with debt collection, bankruptcy and administrative law in addition to civil and criminal law. He likewise held the position of deputy secretary for two years in the supervisory authority for the lawyer’s profession of the Canton of Schaffhausen.

Dr Sébastien Moret studied at the University of Zurich. In 2015, he completed his doctorate on a topic of civil proceedings alongside his work. He was admitted to the bar in 2016. Before joining CMS, he completed an LL.M specialising in international commercial law at King’s College London in 2018/2019.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
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  • Potestativ-Noven – echte oder unechte Noven?, ZZZ 2021, p. 486-497
  • Rechtsmittel an das obere kantonale Gericht, in: Ulrich Haas/Reto Marghitola (Hrsg.), Fachhandbuch Zivilprozessrecht, Zurich 2020, p. 915-950
  • Das Verfahren vor dem Kantonsgericht Schaffhausen, in: Ulrich Haas/Reto Marghitola (Hrsg.), Fachhandbuch Zivilprozessrecht, Zurich 2020, p. 686
  • Novenrecht in der ersten und zweiten Instanz, in: Annette Dolge (ed.), “Updates und neueste Entwicklungen im schweizerischen und internationalen Zivilprozessrecht, volume 6, Zurich 2018, p. 37-63
  • Aktuelle Probleme zum Novenrecht in der Schweizerischen ZPO, plea 1/18, p. 28-36
  • Kommentierung der 302-304 ZPO (with Dr iur. Daniel Steck) in: Spühler/Tenchio/Infanger (ed.), “Basler Kommentar zur Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung”, 3rd edition, Basel 2017
  • Zum Verhältnis zwischen Nichtigkeit und Novenrecht in der Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung, ZZZ 2014/2015, p. 29-34
  • Aktenschluss und Novenrecht nach der Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung, dissertation, Zurich 2014, “Zürcher Studien zum Verfahrensrecht, volume 177, Zurich 2014
  • Vielsprachigkeit und Sprachenordnung am Beispiel der Schweiz. Ein Beitrag unter Berücksichtigung des neuen Sprachengesetzes, in: Sandra Hotz/Ulrich Zelger (ed.), “Kultur und Kunst: Analysen und Perspektiven von Assistierenden des Rechtswissenschaftlichen Institutes der Universität Zürich, Zurich/St. Gallen 2010
  • Verfassungsrevision und Grundrechtsschutz in Europa, Jusletter 26 April 2010
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Lectures list

  • Law on the admissibility of new facts and evidence in the first and second instance, 6th Conference of the Institute for Civil Proceedings and Enforcement (PraxiZ), updates and latest developments in Swiss and international civil procedural law, 21 September 2017, Zurich
  • Case closure and law on the admissibility of new facts and evidence according to the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure, general meeting of the Schaffhausen Association of Lawyers, 4 June 2015, Schaffhausen
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  • 2019 – LL.M., King’s College London
  • 2016 – Bar admission, Schaffhausen
  • 2015 – Dr iur., University of Zurich (summa cum laude, Professor Walther Hug Prize)
  • 2007 – lic.iur., University of Zurich
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