Walder Wyss has one of the leading teams in the field of arbitration.

We offer our clients an extensive range of advisory and representation services in national and international arbitration proceedings – both in Switzerland as well as in the relevant courts of arbitration abroad. We act in accordance with all major arbitration regulations, such as ICC, Swiss Rules, LCIA, Stockholm Chamber, Austrian Economic Chamber and ad hoc procedures.

We use our extensive experience as arbitrators coupled with our team’s international focus to the advantage of our clients in all specialist issues, such as when making tactical decisions or selecting an arbitrator.

We specialise in proceedings in the field of international plant engineering, disputes following M&A transactions, and other conflicts arising from international economic transactions such as delivery, cooperation, distribution, licensing and joint venture agreements or commodities trading. Our clients benefit from the know-how we have acquired in arbitration cases involving a multitude of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, food and drugs, telecommunications, energy, construction, mechanical engineering and steel.


Arbitration
Introduction

Walder Wyss has one of the leading teams in the field of arbitration.

We offer our clients an extensive range of advisory and representation services in national and international arbitration proceedings – both in Switzerland as well as in the relevant courts of arbitration abroad. We act in accordance with all major arbitration regulations, such as ICC, Swiss Rules, LCIA, Stockholm Chamber, Austrian Economic Chamber and ad hoc procedures.

We use our extensive experience as arbitrators coupled with our team’s international focus to the advantage of our clients in all specialist issues, such as when making tactical decisions or selecting an arbitrator.

We specialise in proceedings in the field of international plant engineering, disputes following M&A transactions, and other conflicts arising from international economic transactions such as delivery, cooperation, distribution, licensing and joint venture agreements or commodities trading. Our clients benefit from the know-how we have acquired in arbitration cases involving a multitude of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, food and drugs, telecommunications, energy, construction, mechanical engineering and steel.

Experts Products & experience

Our key areas of activity are:

  • Representing clients before state courts and in arbitration proceedings
  • Enforcing creditors' rights and defending against claims
  • Advising on the content of arbitration agreements and other dispute resolution clauses
  • Representing clients in all proceedings and disputes relating to distribution law before state courts and in international arbitration proceedings in Switzerland and abroad
  • Providing comprehensive advice and litigation support in disputes over intellectual property rights, including international court and arbitration proceedings
  • Serving on arbitration panels or as sole arbitrators
Publications

Commentary on Article 181 of the PILS

co-authored by Marco Stacher and Michael Feit
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide"
2nd Edition, Den Haag 2018








Chapter in Arbitration

by Chloé Terrapon Chassot and Lawrence Boo
in: " Annual Review of Singapore Cases (2017), Singapore Academy of Law" 22 May 2018



Bundesgericht bestätigt Unabhängigkeit des TAS gegenüber der FIFA

by Michael Feit
co-authored by David Cuendet
in: "Causa Sport Die Sport-Zeitschrift für nationales und internationales Recht sowie für Wirtschaft" 3/2018, p. 317 (Untertitel: Urteil des Bundesgerichts vom 20. Februar 2018; 4A_260/2017, BGE 144 III 120)


Commentary on Art. 193, 194 PILS, Art. 29 Swiss Rules, and Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards

by Michael Cartier
in: "in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide, 2nd edition""
2, Alphen aan den Rijn 2018





5 Jahre ZPO aus der Sicht des internationalen Zivilprozesses und der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit(5 years Swiss Civil Procedure Code – international aspects and arbitration)

by Dieter Hofmann and Anja I. Fuchs
in: Dolge (Editor[s]), "5 Jahre ZPO – Stolpersteine und überraschende Entwicklungen"
Zurich 2016, pp. 115–153



Arbitration Session an der MARQUES Arbitrating and Mediating Trademarks Tagung(Arbitration Session at MARQUES Arbitrating and Mediating Trademarks Seminar)

Speaker: Markus R. Frick
MARQUES Arbitrating and Mediating Trademarks
London 19 April 2016


The Use of Illegally Obtained Evidence in Arbitration Proceedings

Speaker: Michael Cartier
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 15 April 2016




The Authority of Para-regulatory Texts

by Marco Stacher
in: "ASA Special Series no. 37"
37, 2015, pp. 107–127


Streiterledigungsplanung im internationalen Geschäft(Dispute resolution planning)

by Maurice Courvoisier
co-authored by Christoph Zogg
in: Münch/Passadelis/Lehne (Editor[s]), "Handbuch Internationales Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht"
Basel 2015






Res iudicata vor schweizerischen Schiedsgerichten(Res iudicata before Swiss arbitral tribunals: Recent case law and consequences)

Speaker: Maurice Courvoisier
ASA Espace Mittelland Meeting
Berne 23 March 2015


Einführung in die internationale Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit der Schweiz(Introduction to International Arbitration in Switzerland)

by Marco Stacher


Book Review of Piercing the Veil of State Enterprises in International Arbitration/by Albert Badia

by Michael Feit
in: "ICSID Review 2014" doi: 10.1093/icsidreview/siu022



Kommentar zu Art. 372, 377–380 und 387 ZPO(Commentary on Art. 372, 377–380 and 387 of the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure)

by Marco Stacher
in: "Berner Kommentar"
Berne 2014, pp. 290–330, 501–557, 667–687



Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts in Schiedssachen(Case Law of the Swiss Federal Tribunal in Arbitration Matters)

by Marco Stacher
in: "Aktuelle juristische Praxis AJP" 11/2014, pp. 1545–1568


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


Commentary to Art. 5 to 8 of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

co-authored by Micha Bühler and Michael Feit
in: Zuberbühler/Müller/Habegger (Editor[s]), "Swiss Rules of International Arbitration"
2. Auflage, Zurich/New York 2013


Basler Kommentar zum Schweizerischen Internationalen Privatrecht: Art. 186 IPRG(Basel commentary on Swiss international private law: art. 186 SIPL)

by Maurice Courvoisier
co-authored by Markus Schott
in: Honsell/Vogt/Schnyder/Berti (Editor[s]), "Basler Kommentar zum Schweizerischen Internationalen Privatrecht"
3. Auflage, Basel 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


Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Kommentar zu Art. 34–37 Swiss Rules

by Maurice Courvoisier
Alphen aan den Rijn 2013



Parallel Proceedings and Lis Pendens

co-authored by Marco Stacher and Michael Feit
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitoner's Guide"
The Hague 2013


Commentary on Article 181 of the PILS

co-authored by Marco Stacher and Michael Feit
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitoner's Guide"
The Hague 2013


Costs in International Arbitration

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


Die falsche Zeugenaussage(Perjury in Swiss-seated Arbritations)

by Marco Stacher
in: "Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Zivilprozess- und Zwangsvollstreckungsrecht" 3/2013, pp. 183–204


Der unzuständige Schiedsrichter(The Status of Arbitratiors Lacking Jurisdiction)

by Marco Stacher
in: "Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Zivilprozess- und Zwangsvollstreckungsrecht" 29/2013, pp. 29–58


Arbitration under the Swiss Rules

by Marco Stacher
co-authored by Daniel Wehrli
in: "International Commercial Arbitration" 2013, pp. 345–378



New Rules on International Arbitration

by Dieter Hofmann
in: "For The Defense" May 2012, pp. 12–15


Evidentiary Privileges in International Arbitration – How to Determine What Rules Apply?

by Fabian Meier
in: Favalli et al. (Editor[s]), "SAA Series on International Arbitration, Volume 2, Selected Papers on International Arbitration"
Berne 2012, pp. 139–176


Befragung von Zeugen im internationalen Schiedsverfahren (einschliesslich Cross-Examination)(Witness examination in international arbitration (incl. cross-examination))

Speaker: Maurice Courvoisier
ASA Group Basel
Basel 9 May 2012


IBA Rules of Evidence – Commentary on the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

co-authored by Tobias Zuberbühler, Christian Oetiker, Thomas Rohner and Dieter Hofmann
Zurich 2012


Country Answer for Switzerland

co-authored by Philipp Habegger and Micha Bühler
in: "ICC Guide to National Procedures for Recognition and Enforcement of Awards under the New York Convention Awards, ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin" Vol 23/Special Supplement – 2012



Nichtigkheit ist von Amtes wegen zu betrachten(The Judge must ex officio Consider the Nullity of the Contract)

by Marco Stacher
in: Franco Lorandi/Daniel Staehelin (Editor[s]), "Innovatives Recht, Festschrift für Ivo Schwander"
2011, pp. 1041–1058


Zur Schiedsfähigkeit familienrechtlicher Angelegenheiten(Arbitrability of family law claims)

by Maurice Courvoisier
Berne 2011



Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts in Schiedssachen (2009 und 2010)(Case Law of the Swiss Federal Tribunal in Arbitration Matters (2009 and 2010))

by Marco Stacher
in: "Aktuelle Juristische Praxis (AJP)" 1/2011, pp. 125–139


Kommentar zu Art. 61, 353–359, 360–366 und 407 der Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung(Commentary to sect. 61, 353 to 359, 360 to 366 and 407 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure)

co-authored by Marco Stacher and Ivo Schwander
in: Brunner/Gasser/Schwander (Editor[s]), "ZPO online Kommentar"
Zurich/St. Gallen 2011


Der Rechtsschutz im Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht(Remedies in Swiss Intellectual Property and Competition Law)

co-authored by Lucas David, Markus R. Frick, Oliver M. Kunz, Matthias U. Studer and Daniel Zimmerli
in: von Büren/David (Editor[s]), "Schweizerisches Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht (SIWR)"
3. Auflage, Basel/Geneva/Munich 2011


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


Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts in Schiedssachen(Case Law of the Swiss Federal Tribunal in Arbitration Matters)

by Marco Stacher
in: "Aktuelle juristische Praxis AJP" 14/2011, pp. 102–121





Investing in Switzerland

Speakers: Martin Busenhart and Marcus Desax
International Taxation Conference
Mumbai 5 December 2009


The International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Maxim Kulkov
in: "Institutional Arbitration – Tasks and Powers of different Arbitration Institutions"
Zurich 2009, pp. 192–215



Confidentiality in International Arbitration: Myth or Reality

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



New Article 25(5) OECD Model Convention Supplementing the Mutual Agreement Procedure by Arbitration

Speaker: Marcus Desax
Swiss Tax Law Association, Swiss IFA Branch
Zurich June 2008


Arbitration in Tax Treaty Matters, chair of panel discussion

Speaker: Marcus Desax
Swiss Tax Law Association, Schweizerische Landesgruppe der International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Zurich June 2008


Anti-Suit Injunctions in Defense of Arbitration: Protecting the Right to Arbitrate in Common and Civil Law Jurisdictions

by Daniela Caleff
in: "Bloomberg European Law Journal" 2/2008 and 3/2008



Treaty Arbitration of Transfer Pricing Disputes

by Marcus Desax
in: "Tax Directors Handbook 2007"
2007


Die Rechtsnatur der Schiedsvereinbarung(The Legal Nature of Arbitration Agreements)

by Marco Stacher
St. Gallen 2007


Arbitration Clauses Proposed by the EU Commission in Antitrust and Merger Procedures – Current Approach and Deficiencies

co-authored by Dieter Hofmann and Oliver M. Kunz
in: Tobias Zuberbühler/Christian Oetiker (Editor[s]), "Practical Aspects of Arbitrating EC Competition Law"
Zürich 2007, pp. 149–186





Privatautonomie und Vertragsschluss(Party Autonomy and Conclusion of the Contract)

by Antonio Carbonara
in: "Vertrauen – Vertrag – Verantwortung, Festschrift für Hans Caspar von der Crone zum 50. Geburtstag, Zürich 2007"
Zurich 2007, pp. 85–105


Practical Aspects of Tax Arbitration: a Dispute on the Characterization of Royalty Payments under a Tax Treaty

Speaker: Marcus Desax
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Paris May 2006


Resolution of Tax Treaty Disputes through Mandatory Arbitration – a new OECD Proposal to be Welcomed!

by Marcus Desax
in: "Euromoney Yearbooks: Transfer Pricing Review 2006/2007"
2006




Commentary to Art. 38 to 41 of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

by Marco Stacher
in: "Swiss Rules of International Arbitration"
Zurich/The Hague 2005


You don't want to go there – Antisuit Injunctions in International Commercial Arbitration

by Marco Stacher
in: "ASA Bulletin" 4/2005 Vol. 23







New Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb
in: "The ICC Members' Handbook"
2004




When Foreign Arbitral Awards are Late … Should U.S. Courts Enforce Them?

by Markus R. Frick
in: "American Arbitration Association Dispute Resolution Journal" February 2002





Der vorsorgliche Rechtsschutz in der internationalen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit(Preliminary injunctive relief in international arbitration)

by Didier Sangiorgio
Zurich 1996


Privatisierung der Rechtsprechung – Private Schiedsverfahren als wertvolle Ergänzung zur staatlichen Gerichtsbarkeit(Privatization of the jurisdiction – arbitration as a valuable complement to state court jurisdiction)

by Didier Sangiorgio
in: "Handelszeitung" 21 December 1995


Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und Mehrwertsteuer(Arbitration and Value-Added Tax)

co-authored by Marcus Desax and Pierre A. Karrer
Basel 1995


Co-operation Agreements with Arbitration Courts of Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland and Romania

by Didier Sangiorgio
in: "IBA Eastern European Forum Newsletter" 2/1992 Vol. 2


Business Law Guide to Switzerland

by Marcus Desax
Wiesbaden 1991


The Zurich Mini-Trial: A New Option for International Dispute Resolution

by Marcus Desax
in: "Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation" 1/1985 Vol. 3