“Especially when it’s the client’s first U.S. dispute, I take care to explain not just how the process works and what to expect, but why things are the way they are.”
Andy Frischknecht excels at resolving difficult cross-border disputes. In nearly 17 years of practice, he has handled litigation and arbitration involving parties, evidence and laws on every continent.
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Andy is known for leveraging jurisdictional and other procedural defenses to shut down cases early, saving overseas clients the time, expense and uncertainty of litigating in an unfamiliar system. When cases do continue, he has the experience to see them through to conclusion. He has dealt extensively with recurring issues in cross-border disputes such as foreign sovereign immunity, data privacy, and discovery in aid of foreign proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 1782.
Andy has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations under various institutional rules (including the ICC, ICDR, SIAC, NAI and Swiss Rules). Arbitration-related litigation, such as award enforcement actions and ancillary proceedings in aid of arbitration, is another significant component of Andy’s practice.
Originally trained as a Swiss lawyer, Andy has a deep understanding of both the common and civil law systems and traditions. He is a sympathetic and effective guide for businesses and individuals confronted with U.S. disputes. And as a bilingual German speaker, Andy regularly represents German-speaking clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Andy has been with Chaffetz Lindsey since the Firm’s founding in May 2009. Previously, he was associated with Clifford Chance US LLP and Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP.
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