Professor Pierre Tercier is an emeritus professor of the University of Fribourg, the honorary chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and a prominent international arbitrator with extensive experience in international arbitration, having served mainly as President in more than one hundred international arbitrations under various rules (i.e., ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC, CRCICA, SCC, UNCITRAL etc.) covering various sectors.
For over a generation, Professor Tercier has also been one of the most respected legal scholars in the country. He has authored more than 250 legal writings, focusing on contract law and international arbitration. He was professor of law and the dean of the University of Fribourg. He also taught at the University of Geneva and the EPFL in Lausanne, in Paris I, Paris II, Paris IV, Cambridge University, Columbia Law School and at the Max-Planck Institute for private international law. Currently, Professor Tercier teaches selected topics in international arbitration at the University of Geneva / Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Torino University and Georgetown University Law Center, among other institutions.
Professor Tercier is a member of the governing board of ICCA, a former president of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC and a former chairman of the Swiss Commission on Competition, the Swiss Cartel Commission and the Swiss Insurance Law Society.
He completed his post-graduate studies in Hamburg (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Germany) and at the University of Cambridge, and received a doctor in law and law practice degree from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, summa cum laude. He passed the bar exam at University of Fribourg in 1969.
WWL says: Peers regard Pierre Tercier as “one of the big names for arbitration work”.
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