Bernhard F. Meyer
MME Legal AG
Attorney, MME Legal AG (1999 until present) (the firm was previously known as MME|Partners); Attorney, Hartmann & Meyer and Partners (1983–99); Attorney, Baker & McKenzie (1978–1982); Assistant to District Judge, Canton of Zurich (1972–1974).
Vice-President Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); Member Swiss Arbitration Commission ICC; Member AAA/ICDR, New York; DIS (German Institution for Arbitration); International Arbitral Centre of Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna; WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), Geneva; LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration), London; CIDRA (Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association), Chicago; HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre), Hong Kong.
Over 230 cases under various rules such as ICC; Swiss Rules (SCIA); Zurich Chamber of Commerce Rules (ZCC); Vienna Chamber of Commerce (VIAC); United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE); UNCITRAL, International Private Law Statute (Swiss Arbitration Act), ad hoc and others.
Functions included: Chairman and Sole Arbitrator in many ICC, Swiss Rules, Zurich Chamber of Commerce, ad hoc and Vienna Chamber of Commerce Arbitrations; Co-Arbitrator in ICC, AAA/ICDR, Swiss Chambers, Zurich Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, ECE and ad hoc arbitrations; Counsel in ICC, Swiss Rules, Zurich Chamber of Commerce and other arbitration proceedings; Secretary in ICC and ECE arbitrations.
Arbitrator Consultants – Another Way to Deal with Technical or Commercial Challenges of Arbitrations, (Co-Author, ASA Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-232 ISSN 1010-9153); Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration (Co-Author: Chapter on Experience from Civil Law Systems), Kluwer, 2013; How Arbitral Tribunals Operate and Reach Their Decisions: Structuring a Bargaining Process (ASA Special Series, 2013); New Ways in Arbitration: The Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC) for China related contracts (co-authored, in German; RIW Heft 1–2/2011, p. 12); Formalism in Arbitration – Good or Evil? (ASA Special Series, 2011); The Swiss Rules of International Arbitrations – Five Years of Experience, Special Publication by Swiss Chambers’ Court of Arbitration and Mediation on occasion of its 5 years’ anniversary, Basel, 2009; International Encyclopedia of Agency and Distribution Agreements—Switzerland, Kluwer Law International, London, 2009; Techniques for Controlling Time and Costs in Arbitration, CEMAJ Neuchâtel, Schulthess 2009; Attorney Secrecy v Attorney-Client Privilege in International Commercial Arbitration, The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Vol. 73, No. 2, Thomson Sweet & Maxwell, May 2007; Swiss Arbitration Rules, in Practice Handbook Arbitration, Vienna 2007 (in German); London Court of International Arbitration, in Practice Handbook Arbitration, Vienna 2007 (in German); Online Aid for Arbitrators and Arbitration Counsel, Zagreb, 2001; Swiss Arbitration and Zurich Mini Trial Rules, Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, 1999; A New Challenge in Arbitration: Domain Name Disputes on the Internet, ASA Bulletin Nr. 3, Zürich, 1997 (in German); Ad hoc Arbitration and UNCITRAL Rules, in “SCHIEDSGERICHTSBARKEIT”, Zürich, 1997 (in German); Importation and Sale of Medical Devices in Switzerland, Southern Ohio District Export Council Conference, Cincinnati, 1997; On-Line Contracting—Contract Formation, Identification Questions and Related Issues, International Bar Association, London, 1996; Enforcement of a Money Claim in Switzerland—Outline of Procedure, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Zürich, 1994; The New Swiss Arbitration Act, International Bar Association, London, 1989; Swiss Banking Secrecy and Its Legal Implications in the United States, New England Law Review, Boston, Massachusetts, 1979.