Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration: ASA Special Series No. 36 - ASA Advocacy Prize (2012) Awarded to Philippe Pinsolle Laudatio

Henry Peter
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July, 2013
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Henry Peter is Professor of Law at the University of Geneva. Since 1998 he has been Program Director of the Master in Business Law common to the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Freiburg and the University of Lyon 3-Jean Moulin (under a program LL.M. in International and European Law).

Besides his teaching and research, Henry Peter is Senior Partner in a law firm in Lugano. He is frequently appointed as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in commercial or sports arbitration.

He has been a member of the Swiss Takeover Board since 2004 and of the Swiss Commission of sanctions on the Swiss Exchange since 2007. He was President of the Geneva Business Law Association from 2003 to 2006. He is a member of the editing board of the Swiss Review of business and financial market law and a board member of the Banking and finance law Centre at the University of Geneva. He is a vice-President of the Swiss Olympic Association chamber disciplinary panel for doping cases. Between 2003 and 2008, he was a member of the expert group on the Concordat insolvency proceedings appointed by the Swiss Federal Office of Justice. He is a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association and president of its Swiss Italian section since 2003.

Henry Peter was honorary consul of Sweden for the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland from 1994 to 2010. He has authored or edited numerous books and articles in his various fields of activity.