Sophie
Bühler

LL.M.
Associate

sbuehler@peterandkim.com +41 58 317 70 70
Bar admission
Zurich, Switzerland,2020
Nationalities
Swiss
Languages
German, English, French
Location
Zurïch

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Sophie Bühler is a Swiss qualified attorney-at-law specializing in international and domestic arbitration and related litigation proceedings. Prior to joining Peter & Kim she has gained experience working for the dispute resolution practice of a leading Swiss law firm in Zurich and as an ad-hoc clerk for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). She has been involved as co-counsel and administrative secretary in international and domestic arbitration proceedings under various rules (ICC, DIS and CAS) and in ad-hoc proceedings.
She has gained professional experience in disputes arising from construction contracts, distribution contracts and employment contracts in the sports industry. In the latter, she was also involved in cases related to associative matters and anti-doping proceedings.

Before being admitted to the bar, she worked as an academic assistant at the University of Zurich, as a judicial law clerk and completed internships in major law firms in Zurich and London.

Areas of
Expertise

  • Arbitration / Litigation
  • Distribution / Agency
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Sport Law

Industry
Sector

  • Construction & Engineering Icon Construction & Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotech Icon Pharmaceutical & Biotech
  • Co-counsel for two global players in the pharmaceutical business in an ICC arbitration against a Saudi company related to claims arising out of a distribution agreement
  • Administrative Secretary to the Tribunal in an ICC Arbitration in a dispute arising out of three agreements concluded by the Parties in connection with the construction of facilities in Iran
  • Administrative Secretary to the Tribunal in an ICC Arbitration in a dispute arising out of a settlement agreement
  • Ad-hoc Law Clerk in a CAS Arbitration on the appeal against a decision of the FIFA Player’s Status Committee in relation to compensation claims by football coaches
  • Associate, Peter & Kim, Zurich (2024-)
  • Associate, Bär & Karrer, Zurich (2021-2024)
  • Academic Assistant to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas, Department of Civil Procedure and Private Law, Zurich (2017-2021)
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Supreme Court of the Canton of Aargau (2016)
  • Legal Intern, WilmerHale, London (2015-2016)
  • Junior Associate, CMS von Erlach Poncet, Zurich (2014-2015)
  • LL.M. in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, University of Hong Kong (2014)
  • MLaw, University of Zurich (2014)
  • BLaw, University of Bern (2012)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) below 40
  • ArbitralWomen
  • Swiss Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (Swiss VYAP)
  • HK45
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV) / Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Fem’Up