James Menz

James Menz, J.D. Counsel

James Menz, J.D. 
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland
D +41 44 215 3429
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200


James Menz is counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer’s International Arbitration Practice, specializing in international commercial arbitration with a particular focus on construction and engineering disputes, sales and distribution agreements, disputes in the pharmaceutical industry, and competition law. He has advised parties or acted as counsel, arbitrator and legal secretary to arbitral tribunals in numerous arbitrations involving a variety of institutional arbitration rules. He is also experienced in ADR techniques such as adjudication and mediation.

A bilingual German-American dual citizen, James received his B.A. summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota (2000) and his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2001). He graduated with highest honors from the George Washington University Law School (J.D. 2005). Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, James worked as an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, where he gained experience in complex litigations and defending mergers and acquisitions before U.S. and international competition authorities. He also has experience advising clients on conducting internal investigations and designing and implementing compliance programs.

James regularly publishes and speaks on issues in international commercial arbitration. He is an alumnus of the Swiss Arbitration Academy and a graduate of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy’s Workshop on questioning of expert witnesses in international arbitration. James is a member of a number of professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association, the American Bar Association’s Sections of International Law and Antitrust Law, the LCIA, the ICCA, ICC YAF and ICDR Young & International.


Selected Publications