Christian Oetiker

Dr. Christian Oetiker


work Aeschenvorstadt 4 Postfach
4010 Basel


Attorney at Law


Christian Oetiker is one of our proven specialists in litigation and arbitration. He represents businesses in proceedings before national courts throughout Switzerland as well as before national and foreign arbitral tribunals. He also acts as arbitrator. Christian studied at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and the London School of Economics, he has an in-depth understanding of economic issues. He regularly represents both national and international companies from the chemical industry and aviation industry. He also acts as counsel in proceedings on claims based on derivative agreements which are governed by the ISDA Master Agreement. In addition to dispute resolution, he advises on private international law and unfair competition law. Christian publishes and speaks regularly on litigation and arbitration matters as well as other selected topics. He is a member of the Board of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and of the Swiss Commission of Arbitration and ADR of the ICC. From 2008 until 2019, he was a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution.


  • University of St. Gallen, HSG (Dr. iur., 2003)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London (LL.M., 2001)
  • University of St. Gallen, HSG (lic. iur., 1996)


  • Practising Lawyer at VISCHER since 1999

Memberships in Associations

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Basel Bar Association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA; Member of the Board)
  • Member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • Italian Chamber of Commerce for Switzerland (CCIS)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)


  • German
  • English
  • Italian
  • French

Practice areas

  • Arbitration
  • Attachment
  • Aviation
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • China Desk
  • Debt Enforcement Law
  • eDiscovery
  • Insolvency Law
  • International Civil Litigation
  • International Mutual Judicial Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters
  • Investigations
  • Legal Profession Law
  • Litigation
  • Private International Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Restructuring and Reorganisation
  • Sports Law
  • Unfair Competition

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