Partner with law firm Wenger & Vieli Ltd., Attorneys-at-Law, Zurich; head of the arbitration team;
President of the Commission of Arbitration (National Committee) of ICC Switzerland;
Member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution;
Vice-Chair of the Dispute Resolution & Arbitration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA);
Lecturer for international arbitration at the Law School, University of Zurich (since 2001);
Chairman of the Board of the Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA) (www.swiss-arbitration-academy.ch);
Head lecturer for CAS (Certificate in Advanced Studies) in Arbitration; SAA in cooperation with the Universities of Lucerne and Neuchâtel.
Fields of Legal Expertise/Specialization/Industries:
Arbitration, mediation and international civil litigation, competition law, intellectual property, private international law, commercial contracts, agency, distribution and license agreements, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions in a wide range of industries incl. energy and natural resources (incl. gas price disputes), construction, engineering, machinery, information and communication technology, defense, pharmaceuticals, medical engineering, commodity trading, food production.
Chairman, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator, counsel and co-counsel in more than one hundred national and international arbitration proceedings (ICC, Swiss Rules, CEPANI, DIS, VIAC, UNCITRAL, ad hoc, Zurich Chamber of Commerce) in the fields of legal expertise and specialization listed in the previous paragraph, involving substantive laws of Switzerland, Austria, England, Germany, Russia, Czech Republic, Thailand, Turkey, and CISG, as well as, ex aequo et bono.
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
International Centre of Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC)
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC)