Dr. Bernhard Meyer

Legal Partner, LL.M., FCIArb, FSIArb

Profile

Dr. Bernhard F. Meyer is an internationally renowned arbitrator and expert in procedural law. He is Vice-President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Past-President of the ICC Arbitration Commission Switzerland, Past-Chair of the arbitration specialist group of the Zurich Bar Association as well as of the ASA Local Group Zurich. In the international field, Dr. Meyer is a member of the board (Jurisdictional Council Member) of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), a past Vice-Chair of the IPBA Dispute Resolution Committee and a Past-Co-Chair of the International Sales Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). He is the author and co-author of numerous books and treatises, mainly in the area of arbitration and litigation.

Business activities

  • International arbitration / ADR
  • International litigation
  • International contracts and business law
  • Joint Ventures / Construction / Engineering
  • Medical technology and pharma law
  • Transactions, Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Intellectual property, patent and licensing law
  • Telecommunication and e-commerce law
  • Transport and aviation law

Education

2007
Fellow Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb)  
1999
Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)  
1979
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)  
1977
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago (LL.M.)  
1975
Admitted to the bar in Zurich and all of Switzerland  
1972
University of Zurich (Lic. iur.)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian  

Arbitration Panels  

  • Swiss Chambers Arbitration Institution (Swiss Rules)
  • ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), Paris
  • AAA/ICDR (American Arbitration Association), New York, International Commercial Panel
  • WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), Geneva
  • LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration), London
  • HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre), Hong Kong
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) - Vienna Rules
  • KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration)
  • DIS German Institution for Arbitration
  • CIDRA (Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association), Chicago
  • and others  

Practical Experience 

  • More than 220 international arbitrations in all functions: President of the Arbitral Tribunal (majority of cases), Co-arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator, and/or counsel
  • Substantial practice in international litigation, particularly in transnational proceedings, involving European, US American and/or Asian parties or jurisdictions
  • Presiding Mediator in a permanent Mediation Board concerning a major transalpine tunnel construction project
  • Experience in numerous individual mediation proceedings
  • Substantial practice in international contract and company law, particularly in the following fields: M&A, intellectual property, medical technology and pharma law, as well as international construction, engineering and joint ventures

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • and others