Quentin Byrne-Sutton is a Swiss lawyer of English mother tongue with a cosmopolitan background. He is specialized in international dispute resolution, services to multinational companies/NGO’s and in art law.
In this field, Quentin Byrne-Sutton draws from his experience as arbitrator and as counsel. As counsel a prime objective is to seek favourable settlements. Special emphasis is also placed on strategic planning and the need to use adequate resources, including a multidisciplinary team when technical issues are involved.
Acting as chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator and counsel in numerous forms of international and domestic commercial arbitrations (ad hoc and institutional), notably involving construction, public procurement, sales, distribution, licensing, agency, joint ventures, transfers of technology, intellectual property and information technology.
Acting as chairman, party-appointed arbitrator and sole arbitrator in cases administered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
For numerous years Quentin Byrne-Sutton has acted as counsel in Switzerland for companies and NGO’s wishing to outsource part or all of their legal services. The emphasis of this practice is to develop an intimate understanding of the client’s business and corporate culture by means of a personalized relationship. Normally, a special fee structure is negotiated to allow for the long-term relationship and goal of making outsourcing financially attractive.
Typically, services cover several or all of the following areas: Company/tax law, client contracts, intellectual property (trademarks, copyright and patents), information technology and human resources (labour law, permits, etc.).
Quentin Byrne-Sutton has been involved in art law since 1982, having founded and directed the first research centre to specialize in this field in Europe.
He has counselled artists, collectors, museums, dealers, galleries, auction houses, brokers, experts and restorers as well as companies and institutions which service the art market such as bankers, transport companies and insurers.
Qualifications & Memberships
English, French (Bilingual)