Rue Charles-Bonnet 2
1206 Genève
Display phone number 0041 22 702 15 15
Homayoon Arfazadeh
Dominique Henchoz
Philippe Ciocca
Nicolas De Gottrau
Marc Joory


Founded in 1981, Python is one of the leading full scope Swiss firms in terms of size and resources with the know-how and facilities to enable it to play a significant role on the national and international scene.

The firm’s strong arbitration and litigation team is composed of partners and associates who combine their know-how and extensive experience in the successful conduct of international and domestic arbitration and litigation cases. The arbitration and litigation team enjoys broad expertise gained by handling disputes both as counsel and arbitrators and is recommended by the major professional guides.

The firm advises clients in arbitration proceedings under the rules of the major arbitration institutions and systems (including ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, SCC, WTO, WIPO, ICSID, UNCITRAL and CAS) as well as in ad hoc arbitrations.

The firm also advises clients in complex court proceedings, including but not limited to, commercial disputes, international estates and cross-border matrimonial cases.

Although the arbitration and litigation team is comprised mostly of lawyers educated and trained in Switzerland, some are also qualified attorneys in foreign jurisdictions. All the lawyers are multilingual, many have significant international practice expertise (among others, USA, England, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Malaysia and Poland) and regularly handle cases governed by foreign laws conducted in French, English and other languages.

Many members of the arbitration and litigation team also benefit from a strong academic background. Several have published textbooks and articles in the field of Swiss substantive law and international arbitration and also regularly appear as speakers on various panels and at international conferences.


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