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Dr. Manuel Arroyo, Partner

Dr. Manuel Arroyo


Attorney-at-law, LL.M., MCIArb


German, English, Spanish, Italian, French

Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction and engineering
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Health and life sciences
  • International arbitration
  • Private clients

Practice notes

Manuel Arroyo is a partner of Eversheds Sutherland in Switzerland. He specializes in international arbitration and commercial litigation. Over the past two decades, Manuel has acted in over 100 international commercial arbitrations as counsel or arbitrator. His prior experience includes, inter alia, over ten years as a partner in two business law firms, five years as an associate and several years as a law clerk at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

Manuel studied law at the University of Basel and was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 2002. He holds an LL.M. in international commercial arbitration law from Stockholm University.

Manuel is the editor and co-author of the most comprehensive treatise on arbitration in Switzerland, Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide (2,957 pages, Kluwer Wolters, 2018). He is the author of more than 50 publications and has been a speaker at over 30 international arbitration conferences.

Independent comments

Manuel is recognized, inter alia, by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.

WWL describe him as a "Global Leader" and mention that, the "outstanding" Manuel Arroyo "does a great job as arbitrator" according to sources, who consider him "very knowledgeable" in international arbitration proceedings and commend his "sophisticated approach"; Manuel is "highly commended by peers for his capability as a counsel in a range of international arbitration proceedings."

Chambers & Partners state: "Sources praise his deep knowledge of Swiss arbitration law and describe him as someone with a 'practical approach and very hands-on'."

The Legal 500 note: "Clients recommend 'multilingual and highly experienced' international arbitration expert Manuel Arroyo", who is "a key practitioner" and "well versed in the pharmaceutical, construction and automotive sectors."