Dr. Bernhard Meyer

Senior Legal Counsel, LL.M., FCIArb, FSIArb


Dr. Bernhard F. Meyer, one of the three founding partners of MME, is an internationally renowned arbitrator and expert in procedural law. He is Past-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 was in the past a member of the board (Jurisdictional Council Member) of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), a Vice-Chair of the IPBA Dispute Resolution Committee and a 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


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


  • 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 240 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


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






Dr. Bernhard Meyer
Senior Legal Counsel

T +41 44 254 99 66


Hanna Winkler

T +41 44 254 98 90


  • Arbitration | Mediation

    Who's Who Legal: Arbitration Guide 2018 Who's Who Legal: Arbitration Guide 2018

  • Arbitration | Mediation

    The Swiss Federal Supreme Court's View on Arbitrator Consultants and Secretaries, and its Practical Implications Non-Legal Adjudicators in National and International Disputes 2017


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