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Christoph K. Graber

Partner

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Maincontact , Insurance & Reinsurance Hauptkontakt

Dr Christoph Graber is head of the Insurance & Reinsurance Team. He is a past chair of the Insurance Committee of the International Bar Association and advises Swiss and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies on contentious and non-contentious matters, including representing them in court and in arbitration proceedings. He has vast experience in the areas of banking and financial services (professional indemnity and fidelity bonds), directors’ and officers’ liability, product liability and commercial general liability. Christoph Graber is also a member of the Dispute Resolution Team and represents clients in commercial and arbitration proceedings, particularly in the area of contractual and corporate law. 

E-Mail

+41 44 254 55 55

VCard

Admission to the Bar

Admitted in Switzerland (1987) 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Dispute Resolution

Education

  • University of Bern (Dr. iur., 1990; Fürsprecher (barrister), 1987)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Memberships

  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Versicherungsrecht (Swiss Society for Liability and Insurance Law)
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association

Assistant

Beate Rolli
+41 44 254 55 42
beate.rolli@prager-dreifuss.com

Christoph Graber is distinguished as "always excellent" when it comes to contentious and non-contentious insurance matters, including arbitration proceedings. — Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2022

Prager Dreifuss performs well in this chapter with three lawyers listed and was awarded Insurance & Reinsurance Firm of the Year 2021 — Who's Who Legal.

Christoph Graber was awarded Lawyer of the Year 2021  — Who's Who Legal.

He was praised as "most highly regarded" for his outstanding work in the field. He is looked upon with enormous favour by sources who commend his "first-rate reinsurance litigation practice" and distinguished as “excellent for insurance and reinsurance litigation. — Who's Who Legal | Switzerland 2021

‘The impression is to work with lawyers who are not only very competent, reliable and experienced, but also wise and distinguished. The knowledge of the insurance law and market of Christoph Graber is in my opinion unique and of course his professional and personal contacts in this field are great.’ — Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Christoph Graber is a go-to partner for complex insurance and reinsurance advice and dispute work. He understands London and international markets and is commercial as well as technical. He has huge experience in the reinsurance field. Christoph is practical and great to work with.’ — Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Christoph Graber has very clear thinking, identifies and advises the client on the key issues concerned and provides the solutions to the problems the client faces. He is very responsive with a hands-on approach. I would certainly opt to work with him in the future and I would strongly recommend him to clients.’ — Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Christoph Graber is a very experienced and highly regarded insurance lawyer with an excellent reputation for insurance and reinsurance litigation. He and his team are very dedicated.’ — Legal 500 EMEA 2022

The insurance team of Prager Dreifuss has many years of experience in insurance and reinsurance law. Their team is highly skilled and very dedicated to its clients, making them one of the leading providers in this field.’ — Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Publications

Subject: Insurance & Reinsurance
Autor: Christoph K. Graber, Reto M. Jenny

The Swiss Insurance Contract Act – English translation published by Schulthess Publishing House

As a result of the partial revision that entered into force on 1 January 2022, the Swiss Insurance Contract Act has undergone some significant modifications. The present edition of the Act, which includes an English translation and a bilingual introduction to the structure and the systematics of the Act, is intended to provide insurance contract law practitioners a swift access to the legal provisions.

Subject: Corporate News
Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Who's Who Legal
Reading time: 1 Min

Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders — Global Elite 2022

Christoph Graber is listed by Who's Who Legal as the only Swiss lawyer and one of only two continental Europeans in the "Thought Leaders - Global Elite 2022" list in the field of "Insurance and Reinsurance".

Subject: Insurance & Reinsurance
Autor: Christoph K. Graber, Reto M. Jenny
Paper: NZZ
Reading time: 4 Min

Insureds will get better protection

The new Insurance Contract Act offers advantages in the area of large risks and for consumers. By Christoph Graber and Reto Jenny.

Subject: Insurance & Reinsurance
Autor: Hans-Ulrich Brunner, Gion Christian Casanova, Christoph K. Graber
Paper: PD Newsletter

Newsletter Mai 2018 - Regress des Eigenschadenversicherers - Änderung der Rechtsprechung

Subject: Corporate News
Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Who's Who Legal

Interview with Christoph Graber at the Who’s Who Legal Roundtable

Subject: Insurance & Reinsurance
Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Festschrift für Anton K. Schnyder

Geschäftsführung und Folgepflicht in der offenen Mitversicherung

Autor: Christoph K. Graber, Isabel A. Kölliker
Paper: IBA Insurance Committee Substantive Project

The insurers’ rights of recovery

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Financier Worldwide

Annual Review – D&O Risk & Liability Switzerland

Autor: Christoph K. Graber, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: IBA Insurance Committee Substantive Project

Applicable law and jurisdiction in international reinsurance contracts from a Swiss perspective

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Handbücher für die Anwaltspraxis

Vertretung von Haftpflichtigen und Versicherungen

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Versicherungen & Broker, Tagungsband

Diener zweier Herren? – Zur Rolle des Versicherungsbrokers

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: The Lawyer

Tax fraud and Big Crime

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Directors' and Officers' liability by Zurich

Directors’ and Officers’ liability in Switzerland

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: IBA Insurance Committee Substantive Project

Direct Third-Party Access to Liability Insurance

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: The European Lawyer Reference

Insurance & Reinsurance

Autor: Gion Christian Casanova, Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Liber Amicorum Roland Brehm

In Erwartung der Revision… Zum Regress des Haftpftlichtversicherers

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Expert Guides, Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers

Validity of conditions precedent confirmed by Supreme Court

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Underwriters’ Handbook, 2nd Edition, compiled by Clyde & Co LLP

Overview on selected aspects of Swiss insurance contract law

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: InterContinental Finance

International risk, insurance and reinsurance review

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: IBA Legal Practice Division Newsletter

Swiss banking and insurance: when a PI policy should not respond

Autor: Christoph K. Graber, Dominik Oberholzer

Das neue GwG. Geldwäschereigesetz

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Insurance Day

Revamp of Insurance Act gives Swiss much to do

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: International Reinsurance Review

Reinsurance in Switzerland – The Legal Framework

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: IBA Insurance Committee Substantive Project

Professional Indemnity Insurance after Enron

Autor: Christoph K. Graber, Anton K. Schnyder
Paper: HAVE, Retouchen oder Reformen

Bemerkungen zur VVG-Revision aus europäischer Sicht

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: Basler Kommentar Versicherungsvertragsgesetz (VVG)

Bundesgesetz über den Versicherungsvertrag, Art. 46, 72, 96

Autor: Christoph K. Graber, Anton K. Schnyder, Hans Bättig
Paper: Handbücher für die Anwaltspraxis

Der Anwalt als Finanzintermediär

Autor: Christoph K. Graber
Paper: AJP/PJA

Der Vortäter als Geldwäscher