Mr Stephan Erbe

Stephan Erbe

Lawyer biography

Practices as Counsel and Attorney at Law in courts and arbitration courts with particular emphasis on international trade, contract law, corporate law, labour law and commercial law. Special know-how in the field of transport law, logistics and customs law. Extensive experience in ship financing.

Education: 
Legal studies at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Professional Experience:
Attorney at Law with KPMG Legal Basel (2000–2002); Attorney at Law with McGrigors, London
(2002–2003); Head of KPMG Legal Basel (2003–2004); partner in a commercial law firm in Basel
(2004–2010); since 2011: partner at ThomannFischer. Acted as a speaker in the IBA’s Maritime & Transport Committee, the KOLT Seminars on Transport Law (University of Lucerne) and at the ABB technical college in Baden.
 
Memberships:
Basel Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, International Bar Association, German Association of Transport Law, Legal Committee of the IVR, Transport Commission of the Basel Chamber of Commerce.
 
Publications: Details
 
Recommended by The Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal for Transport Law.

 

Updates

Shipping & Transport

Severe uncertainty regarding procedural value of survey reports
Switzerland | June 27 2018

Survey reports are an essential part of any claims handling process and an important factor in court proceedings. The Code on Civil Procedure provides for numerous clauses of admissible means of evidence. However, party assertions are not listed among these means of evidence. A recent Federal Supreme Court decision suggests that survey reports, at least if prepared by one party alone, could be considered as mere party assertions, thus rendering them useless in court.