Michael Cartier
Dr. iur., ACIArb, Attorney at Law

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Michael Cartier is a counsel at Walder Wyss. He represents parties in international arbitrations under all major institutional rules and in ad-hoc proceedings, before state courts and in enforcement and legal assistance matters. He is listed as an expert for arbitration in Who's Who Legal 2016 and 2017. He also acts as arbitrator and is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC National Committee (Switzerland). The focus of his work is on construction disputes and international commercial law. He also advises clients in white-collar criminal law matters and corporate investigations. He is an officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).

Born in 1978, Michael Cartier attended St. Gall University (lic. iur. HSG 2001, Dr. iur. 2007). During his studies he spent a year in Japan studying Japanese and working for a Japanese trading company. He clerked at the District Court of Ober-/Neutoggenburg (Canton St. Gall) and the Department of Building and Environment of the Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden, and has been practicing law in Zurich since 2004.

Michael Cartier’s professional languages are English and German. He also speaks French and some Japanese. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Michael Cartier
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 09


Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Michael Cartier Michael Cartier Michael Cartier Michael Cartier

Michael Cartier
Dr. iur., ACIArb, Attorney at Law

Michael Cartier is a counsel at Walder Wyss. He represents parties in international arbitrations under all major institutional rules and in ad-hoc proceedings, before state courts and in enforcement and legal assistance matters. He is listed as an expert for arbitration in Who's Who Legal 2016 and 2017. He also acts as arbitrator and is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC National Committee (Switzerland). The focus of his work is on construction disputes and international commercial law. He also advises clients in white-collar criminal law matters and corporate investigations. He is an officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).

Born in 1978, Michael Cartier attended St. Gall University (lic. iur. HSG 2001, Dr. iur. 2007). During his studies he spent a year in Japan studying Japanese and working for a Japanese trading company. He clerked at the District Court of Ober-/Neutoggenburg (Canton St. Gall) and the Department of Building and Environment of the Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden, and has been practicing law in Zurich since 2004.

Michael Cartier’s professional languages are English and German. He also speaks French and some Japanese. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Michael Cartier
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 09

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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The Use of Illegally Obtained Evidence in Arbitration Proceedings

Speaker: Michael Cartier
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 15 April 2016



Big Data – Legal Challenges and Commercial Opportunities

Presenter: Michael Cartier
Hong Kong 8 May 2015




Commentary on Article 193 PILS

by Michael Cartier
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide"
The Hague 2013


Commentary on Article 29 Swiss Rules

by Michael Cartier
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide"
The Hague 2013


Commentary on Article 194 PILS

co-authored by Micha Bühler and Michael Cartier
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide"
The Hague 2013


IPBA Regional Conference: Bridging Cultures in Arbitration – A Special Focus on Asia and Europe

Co-Organizer & Host: Michael Cartier
Inter-Pacific Bar Association
Zurich 28 October 2013


IP/IT Challenges in the Regulatory Landscape Panel discussion on the developments and challenges on data protection and privacy, in respect to mobile communications and internet services.

Speaker: Michael Cartier
Inter-Pacific Bar Association 23rd Annual Meeting & Conference
Seoul, Korea 20 April 2013



Recognition and Enforcement of Awards

co-authored by Micha Bühler and Michael Cartier
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide"
The Hague 2013



E-Discovery and Data Privacy – Chapter on Switzerland

co-authored by Jürg Schneider, Ueli Sommer and Michael Cartier
in: Catrien Noorda/Stefan Hanloser (Editor[s]), "E-Discovery and Data Privacy – A Practical Guide"
The Netherlands 2011, pp. 277–294



Confidentiality in International Arbitration: Myth or Reality

Speaker: Michael Cartier
Groupe ASA des Jeunes Practiciens de l'Arbitrage (ASA below 40)
Geneva October 2008


Begriff der Widerrechtlichkeit nach Art. 41 OR(The Concept of Wrongfulness according to Art. 41 Swiss Code of Obligations)

by Michael Cartier
Eschen FL 2007


Deals and Cases

Who's Who Legal names three young practitioners of Walder Wyss's disputes team as future leaders of international arbitration

In its recent publication "Future Leaders of Arbitration 2017" Who's Who Legal has included and praised three young Walder Wyss lawyers: The "very bright" Michael Cartier is praised for his "strong network" and the quality of his work as an arbitrator, while Michael Feit is "a very quick thinker, a real professional and an excellent lawyer who we have always found to be very supportive, always on time and responsive". Marco Stacher is "the go-to guy for advice on legal principles of arbitration."

 


Dr. Michael Cartier elected officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

Dr. Michael Cartier was elected as an officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) for the years 2016 to 2022. Dr. Michael Cartier has previously been Chair of the IPBA TMT Committee from 2013 to 2016. The IPBA is an international association of business and commercial lawyers with a strong interest in the Asia-Pacific Region. It was established in April 1991 and has over 1400 members from over 65 national jurisdictions throughout the world.


Dispute regarding Waste Oil Recovery System

Walder Wyss arbitration team members, Daniel R. Wyss and Michael Cartier, acted for respondent/counterclaimant before an ICC arbitral tribunal defending claims in connection with a waste oil recovery project in the Middle East.

Walder Wyss obtained a bifurcation of the arbitration proceedings with respect to statute of limitation and forfeiture issues. The case was settled thereafter.


Ad hoc Arbitral Award re Force Majeure in Syria

Walder Wyss arbitration team members, Daniel R. Wyss and Michael Cartier, acted for claimant, i.e. the supplier, before an ad hoc (UNCITRAL) arbitral tribunal claiming payment for parts supplied for a power plant project near Damascus, Syria, and obtained a full win.

The dispute concerned the effect of the Syrian civil war on a supply contract, and whether respondent, i.e. the purchaser, could invoke force majeure to suspend its payment obligations since work on site had been interrupted.

The arbitral tribunal rejected any force majeure effect on the purchaser’s payment obligations since payment was not predicated on any work to be done on site, and awarded claimant payment in full.


Post-M&A Dispute regarding a Mining Operation

Walder Wyss arbitration team members, Marc Veit and Michael Cartier, successfully represented respondent/counterclaimant, i.e. the seller, before an ICC arbitral tribunal regarding claims in connection with the purchase of a mining operation in South America.

The dispute concerned the interruption of the mining operations due to government intervention. The arbitral tribunal dismissed claimant’s damages claims in full while awarding respondent certain adjustments to the purchase price.


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