Michael E. Schneider is a Founding Partner of LALIVE in Geneva and the Chairman of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He has practiced international arbitration for more than 35 years, acting as counsel before arbitration tribunals under various rules, including those of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, Stockholm Institute, the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), European Development Fund, UNCITRAL and before other international bodies, including the WTO Appellate Body and the United Nations compensation commission. He has also been sitting as arbitrator (chair, sole or co-arbitrator) under the rules of many institutions in Switzerland and abroad. Mr. Schneider is Vice Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, and has been a member of several of its working groups (1998 Revision of the ICC Rules, Construction, Pre-Arbitral Referee). He chaired the UNCITRAL WG II (Arbitration) on the revision of the Arbitration Rules (2006 to 2010) and is a member of the executive committee of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).
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