Attorney-at-law, Partner at Lenz & Staehelin, Head of the Zurich Litigation & Arbitration Practice
Arbitrator, Mediator

Practice Areas: International Arbitration, Litigation, International Legal Assistance, International Public & Private Law, Joint Ventures, M&A, Licensing, Contract Law, Construction Disputes, Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical Industry

Languages: German, English

Education: University of Zurich (lic. iur.), New York University School of Law (LL.M.)

Arbitration Experience:Harold Frey has represented clients in numerous international arbitrations as well as in litigation proceedings before Swiss courts. He frequently sits as arbitrator. Overall, Harold Frey has been involved in more than 200 arbitrations.

Professional Career: Harold Frey leads the Litigation and Arbitration practice of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich and is admitted to the Zurich and New York Bar.
Who’s Who Legal (2020 ed.) describes him as “very brilliant and a star among stars when it comes to international arbitrations” and an “excellent arbitrator and senior statesman.” Legal 500 describes him as an “excellent lawyer with sharp understanding of the legal matters of the cases he is handling, articulate legal argumentation and great strategic capability” (2020 ed.) and ranked him as a leading lawyer in Switzerland in both litigation and arbitration for the last nine years. Chambers Global recognized him as “very bright and skilled” with “a perfect feeling for the needs of the client” (2012 ed.), “extremely gifted” (2013 ed.) and a “very good operator” who “handles his cases well” (2015 ed.). Harold Frey is one of three Swiss arbitration practitioners included in the newly published “Legal 500 Hall of Fame”.
He is a Lecturer on Arbitration and M&A Dispute Resolution at the University of Zurich. He is the author of multiple articles and a regular contributor in books and commentaries, board member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI), member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and submitted to the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV) and the New York Bar Association. Since January 2020, he also leads the Zurich chapter of ASA.