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Michael E Schneider

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Michael E Schneider is a founding partner of Lalive, an international law firm with offices in Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland, and Doha in Qatar (Lalive in Qatar LLC). His principal areas of practice include all aspects of international construction projects, predominantly dispute settlement through various mechanisms.

His experience relates to projects in the field of civil engineering, infrastructure, industrial engineering, building, environmental restoration and internal relations among consortium or joint venture partners. His expertise extends to a wide range of contracting methods, including EPC, turnkey, cost reimbursement and unit rates, and contract forms, including FIDIC, European Development Fund, UNECE and various national forms.

Michael E Schneider frequently sits as arbitrator in disputes involving large construction and infrastructure projects around the world, including a US$2 billion ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a power plant in northern Europe.

Prior to joining Lalive, Michael E Schneider served as in-house counsel to UNEFICO, the Swiss Bank Corporation consultants group, in charge of developing, financing and implementing engineering and other projects, primarily in developing countries.

He is president elect of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers and a member of the scientific council of the Swiss and International Construction Law Institute. He served as co-chair of the IBA international construction projects committee and its subcommittee on construction arbitration.

Michael E Schneider is co-head of Lalive’s construction and infrastructure practice group. The firm advises all industry participants in Switzerland and on a worldwide basis, including owners, governments, bidding consortia, contractors, engineers and suppliers.

Michael E Schneider has featured in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration since 2005 and in Who’s Who Legal: Construction for many years. He is the immediate past president of the Swiss Arbitration Association. He speaks fluent English, French and German, and has basic knowledge of Italian, Spanish and Arabic.

WWL says: Michael Schneider is lauded as “a pre-eminent counsel” who has been active for over 40 years in ad hoc and institutional arbitral proceedings

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