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Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer (2001–2007); Visiting Professor, Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London (2007–); Partner, Brunschwig Wittmer (1990–2000); Partner, Brunschwig, Biaggi, Lévy (1981–1989); Teaching Assistant, Universities of Paris, Wurzburg (Germany) and Geneva (1969–1977).
ICC Arbitration Court (former Vice-President); London Court of International Arbitration (former member and Vice-President); Centre International pour la Médiation et l’Arbitrage de Casablanca (CIMAC), President of the Court; ICC Institute of World Business Law (Council member); Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA); Comité français de l’arbitrage; Institut pour l’arbitrage international (IAI) (correspondent for French-speaking Switzerland); Club of Arbitrators of Milan; International Bar Association (IBA); Société Genevoise de Droit et de Législation (former chairman).
Handled more than 250 arbitration proceedings, mostly as an arbitrator.
Les astreintes et l’arbitrage international en Suisse, ASA Bull. 2001, pp. 21-36; La suspension d’instance dans l’arbitrage international, Les cahiers de l’arbitrage, Gaz. Pal. 15 November 2001, pp. 18-26 (co-author Anne Véronique Schlaepfer); Arbitrability of Disputes in Corporate Matters (Swiss Law), Int.A.R.L. 2002, pp. 77-83; Arbitration of Asset Management Disputes, ASA Special Series N° 20, 2003, pp. 89-114; Lis Alibi Pendens in International Commercial Arbitration, ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin, 2003 Special Supplement, pp. 55-73 (co-author Elliott Geisinger); Witness Statements, in: A. Heritier-Lachat/L. Hirsch (Eds), De Lege Ferenda, Réflexions sur le droit désirable en l’honneur du Professeur Alain Hirsch, Geneva 2004, pp. 95-104 ; Jurisprudence étrangère, Revue de l’arbitrage 2004, pp. 695-718 (co-author Blaise Stucki); Arbitration & Oral Evidence, co-edited with Mr V.V. Veeder, Q.C., Dossiers ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris 2005; Anti-Suit Injunctions Issued by Arbitrators, in: E. Gaillard/Y. Banifatemi (Eds), The Use of Anti-Suit Injunctions in International Arbitration, New York 2005; Insolvency in Arbitration (Swiss Law), Int.A.R.L. 2005, pp. 23-33; Testimonies in the contemporary practice: witness statements and cross-examination, in: Arbitral Procedure at the Dawn of the New Millennium, Brussels 2005, pp. 107-131; Insolvency and International Arbitration, in: H. Peter/N. Jeandin/J. Kilborn (Eds) The Challenges of Insolvency Law Reform in the 21st Century, Zurich 2006, pp. 257-284 (co-author Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler); Features of an enforceable exclusion agreement, in: Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Switzerland (co-author Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler); Transgression of the Arbitrators’ Authority: Article V(1)(c) of the New York Convention, in: E. Gaillard/D. Di Pietro (Eds), Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and International Arbitral Awards—The New York Convention in Practice, London 2008, pp. 639-678 (co-author Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira); Interest, Auxiliary and Alternative Remedies in International Arbitration, co-edited with Filip De Ly, Dossier V of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris 2008; The Survival of the Arbitration Agreement and Arbitration Proceedings in Cases of Cross-Border Insolvency: An Analysis from the Swiss Perspective, The Paris Journal of International Arbitration 2010, pp. 371-390 (co-authors Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and Sabina Sacco); Arbitration and Bankruptcy: Bankruptcy of Arbitration?, Dispute Resolution International, May 2011, pp. 103-112; Liber Amicorum Serge Lazareff, Co-editor with Yves Derains, Paris 2011; Is Arbitration only as Good as the Arbitrator? Status, Powers and the Role of the Arbitrator, Co-editor with Yves Derains, Dossier VIII of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris 2011; The Chairman’s Role in the Arbitral Tribunal’s Dynamics, in: B. Hanotiau/A. Mourre (Eds), Players’ Interaction in International Arbitration, Dossier IX of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris 2012, pp. 67-85; Third-party funding, Disclosure, joinder and impact on arbitral proceedings, (co-author Régis Bonnan), in: M. Cremades/A. Dimolitsa (Eds), Third-party Funding in International Arbitration, Dossier X of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris 2013, pp. 78-94; L’interprétation arbitrale, Revue de l’arbitrage 2013, pp. 861-952 (co-author Fabrice Robert-Tissot); Recent Swiss Developments on Exclusion Agreements (co-author Tetiana Bersheda), in: D. Bray/H.L. Bray (Eds), International Arbitration and Public Policy, Huntington (NY) 2015, pp. 117-136; Expedited Procedures in International Arbitration, Co-editor with Michael Polkinghorne, Dossier XVI of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, P aris 2017.