Lexology has launched a new series of webinars focusing on hot legal issues worldwide. We are delighted to partner with leading Swiss law firm Bär & Karrer to give in-house counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide a clear, practical understanding of the current position of Arbitration in Switzerland, as well as focusing on evolving trends.
Switzerland has been, for quite some time now, one of the most important places for international arbitration in Europe. The yearly statistics of the ICC in Paris lists Swiss venues such as Geneva and Zurich as having among the highest frequency of chosen seats for arbitrations, trailing only Paris and London. Swiss arbitrators, directly behind their British and US equivalents, are among those consistently chosen to sit on arbitration panels. Moreover, the leading Swiss arbitration body, the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution, annually posts around 100 new cases.
Nevertheless, the world of arbitration is developing quickly, as are the requirements for an attractive and effective arbitration site. Daniel Hochstrasser, Pierre-Yves Gunter and Nadja Jaisli, three leading Swiss arbitration specialists at Bär & Karrer, explain the current state of play, and provide you with their insight and outlook for the future.
Pierre-Yves Gunter, Partner, Bär & Karrer
Pierre-Yves has been acting in international arbitration for 27 years as counsel and arbitrator in particular in matters involving infrastructure/construction, post M&A, licensing, sales, distribution, TMT, pharmaceutical and energy (oil & gas) disputes.
Daniel Hochstrasser, Partner, Bär & Karrer
Daniel focuses on representing parties in complex disputes arising from M&A transactions, industrial and infrastructure projects, banking and finance, as well as license agreements, particularly in the pharmaceutical field. Since July 2015, he is a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration, Paris.
Nadja Jaisli Kull, Partner, Bär & Karrer
Nadja is specialized in representing clients in international arbitrations and before Swiss courts, and also sits as arbitrator (in particular under ICC, Swiss and DIS Rules). Since 2017, she is a board member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).
About Bär & Karrer:
Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 150 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. The firm’s core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. Clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.