Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Michael Feit is a partner in the Litigation & Arbitration Team. He has extensive experience in representing parties in complex arbitration disputes under all major arbitration rules (including ICC, LCIA and Swiss Rules) and in ad hoc proceedings. He also sits as an arbitrator, both in commercial and investment arbitrations (ICC, ICSID, Swiss Rules). He has worked on several high-value arbitrations, with amounts at stake in the three digit million Euro range up to of several multi-billion Euros. His practice encompasses a broad range of industries, such as distribution agreements, construction, aviation, telecommunication, renewable energy, and post M&A disputes. Michael Feit has published numerous articles on commercial and investment arbitration, including about 100 reports on arbitration decisions of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. Michael Feit is regularly invited to speak at arbitration conferences.
Michael Feit has been ranked as a 'Next Generation Lawyer' in Swiss arbitration in the 2020, 2019 and 2018 edition of Legal 500, praising him as an 'excellent attorney with outstanding understanding of the relevant matters', 'very knowledgeable in both Swiss and international arbitration rules and law', 'extremely diligent and provides first class legal services to his clients', 'stand-out practitioner' who is 'recommended for his investment arbitration expertise' and as an 'excellent team player and inventive thinker'. In an earlier edition, Legal 500 recommended him for arbitration, and described him as 'extremely responsive and always on time, and adapt(s) to the needs of the client and the expectations of the court and easily manage(s) to understand complex technical facts'. Michael Feit has been selected as a 'Global Leader' in arbitration in 2020 recommending him as 'a sharp thinker' and 'a future heavyweight in the arbitration community'. Before, he was elected as a 'future leader' in arbitration three years in a row, from the inaugural edition of 2017 to 2019, referring to him as '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', underlining his 'strong expertise in international disputes' and recommending him as 'one to watch in the investment and commercial arbitration space', and praising him that he 'stands out as a highly intelligent arbitration lawyer, a true strategic thinker and a very effective advocate' and that 'he is a brilliant attorney who has great understanding and knowledge not only of Swiss law but also various parallel relevant laws'.
Michael Feit was educated at Zurich University (lic. iur. 1999, Dr. iur. 2007) and New York University (LL.M. 2009, Dean's Graduate Award Scholar). He worked as a law clerk, as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Zurich and as a senior associate in the international arbitration practice group of a major law firm in London.
Michael Feit practices in German and English and also speaks French and Hebrew. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.