Martin Bernet is a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and a member of the dispute resolution group. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration. He frequently acts as counsel, representing parties before state courts and arbitration panels, and also is regularly appointed as chairman and co-arbitrator.
Martin's arbitration experience comprises the entire range of commercial arbitration, including joint ventures, shareholders' disputes, post-M&A disputes, the international sale of goods, infrastructure investments and license contracts.
Martin is a past chairman of the International Bar Association's international litigation committee, and has published extensively in the areas of international litigation, international arbitration, administrative procedural law and contracts. He additionally teaches international commercial arbitration at the University of Zurich and is a frequent conference speaker.
Martin graduated Dr iur from the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1982. Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, where he has been a partner since 1989, Martin worked as a foreign associate at a law firm in Washington, DC.
Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.
WWL says: Martin Bernet has extensive experience as counsel and arbitrator in international proceedings and is widely respected, with one peer stating that “he is the one I would go to”.
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