Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property & Arbitration


Eurasian Trade & Investment Law with a Global Reach




Andreas Fankhauser

Curriculum Vitae



Attorney at Law in Zurich (Proton Legal LLC).

20 years of experience in handling and resolving complex disputes through mediation, litigation and arbitration arising out of a variety of business transactions, including in the fields of aviation, transportation, international trade and investment, construction and engineering, product risk and liability, insurance and reinsurance, banking and finance, as well as fraud and asset recovery. Counsel to parties in numerous commercial litigations before Swiss courts as well as in commercial and investment arbitrations. Also sitting as arbitrator.

Non-contentious work involves giving advice in corporate and commercial matters, including direct investments, transactions and trade from China to Switzerland and from Switzerland from China.


Professional cursus

Representation of parties before all Swiss courts and official bodies, registered with the Attorney Register of the Canton of Zurich since 2000.

Principal Attorney at Proton Legal LLC, Zurich (since 2018). Formerly partner at Baumgartner Mächler Attorneys Ltd. (2012-2018), partner at gbf Gerspacher Bell Fankhauser (2007-2012), associate at Schellenberg Wittmer (2001-2007), judge (Ersatzrichter, 200-2001) and law clerk (Gerichtsschreiber, 1998-2001) at District Court of Zurich.


Academic cursus

University of Zurich, Master of Laws degree (1997)


Further business activities

President of the board of directors at Linton Pacific Ltd. and RedAct Kommunikation Ltd.

Arbitrator with the Shanghai International Arbitration Center, Shanghai International Aviation Court, Tianjin Arbitration Commission and the Mongolian International Arbitration Center.



German (native), English and French.


Professional recognition

Ranked as a leading practioner by the Expert Guides. Ranked as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal. Ranked as a leading practitioner by Who’s Who Legal in the following areas: Aviation Contentious, Transport, Insurance and Reinsurance.

Who's Who Legal says: "Andreas Fankhauser is a top-notch advocate who wins high praise for his strong expertise handling complex aviation and transportation disputes in both litigation and arbitration proceedings." - "Andreas Fankhauser stands out as 'a strong player' in the Swiss insurance and reinsurance market, an area in which he is considered 'very knowledgeable'." - "Andreas Fankhauser is a widely recognised figure in the Swiss market, commended for his strong expertise handling disputes across the aviation sector in both litigation and arbitration proceedings."



Proton Legal LLC
Europaallee 41
8021 Zurich

Phone:    +41 44 214 69 97
Mobile:   +41 78 654 67 30

Email: fankhauser (at)