Pierre-Yves Gunter is a partner at Python & Peter. He graduated in law from Neuchâtel University Law School and Harvard Law School.
He established his telecommunications practice prior to 1998, and as early as 1997 was asked by several foreign operators to conduct their legal lobbying in the context of the adoption of the new telecoms legislation. In that capacity, he drafted several proposed amendments and advised several operators on the filing of their application for a licence and negotiation of interconnection agreements.
With the assistance of lawyers in the telecommunications group, as well as other lawyers at the firm, he assists his telecommunications clients with matters such as tax, competition, labour, lease, work permits, contractual, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, arbitration and litigation issues.
He has so far acted for 23 telecoms operators. His practice also involves construction and right-of-way issues. He assisted several operators in the context of the construction of the Swiss section of their European operations.
He has published several works in the field of telecoms, the main one being his article on ‘Infrastructures’ (Neues Fernmelderecht, Erste Orientierung, Zurich 1998 page 51), and he speaks at international telecoms conferences.
He was asked by the International Chamber of Commerce to become a member of a group of experts in charge of examining arbitration, telecommunications and electronic commerce.
Today, his expertise as counsel and arbitrator is often sought for arbitration cases in the field of telecommunications.
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