Pierre A. Karrer
Partner, Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry, Zurich and Geneva (1976 to 2004); Lecturer, University of Zurich (since 1980); Assistant Prof. of Law, Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans (1972-1974).
Hon. President of ASA Swiss Arbitration Association; former Vice President, Stockholm Institute; former Vice President, LCIA; former Court member, ICC; former Chairman, Arbitration Committtee of Swiss National Committee of ICC; Member, Comité Français de l’Arbitrage; DIS
Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCI Arb); American Arbitration Association; Zurich Chamber of Commerce (former Co-Chairman); Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Sofia, Zagreb Chambers; Hong Kong, Singapore Centers; AAA, etc.
Listed in top category by Chambers Global, European Legal 500, Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Which Lawyer?, Euromoney The Best of the Best.
Chairman (mostly) and Arbitrator in approx. 250 international commercial arbitrations in Switzerland, London, Paris, Brussels,Milan, Vienna, Cairo, Dubai, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kathmandu and elsewhere; ICC, Swiss Chambers of Commerce, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Vienna Chamber, Milan Chamber, LCIA, Hungarian Chamber, Bulgarian Chamber, GCC Commercial
Arbitration Centre, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, AAA/IDRC, UNCITRAL, etc., applying common, civil, and Islamic law, including Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, Quebec, Louisiana, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, England, Ireland, Ontario, Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Namibia, India, Malaysia, Singapore, New South Wales, Victoria, Algeria, Libya, Lebanon, Bahrain, Oman (Sharia), Irak, Iran and Nepal; investment arbitration experience; domestic arbitration experience; international conciliation and mini-trial experience; experience as expert witness on Swiss law; arbitration-related practice before Swiss Federal Supreme Court; mass claims experience (Chairman, Property Claims Commission).
Switzerland’s Private International Law, 2ed, 1993 (with Karl Arnold and Michele Patocchi); Commentary to Art. 187 PIL Statute, 2ed, 2008; Numerous articles on international arbitration; full details on website