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Bernd Ehle

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Dr Bernd Ehle is a partner at Lalive in Geneva and a specialist in international arbitration, with more than 14 years’ experience. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in numerous ad hoc proceedings and administered international arbitral proceedings (under the ICC, Swiss, ICSID, LCIA, DIS, CAS, NAI, Vienna and Danish rules), governed by various procedural and substantive laws including Swiss, English, French, German, New York, Turkish and Ukrainian law. He is experienced in disputes involving the main aspects of commercial transactions, in particular, disputes relating to projects in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors. He also regularly represents parties in Swiss court proceedings related to arbitration.

Dr Ehle is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a former member of the committee of the Institute’s European branch. He co-chairs the Swiss Arbitration Association’s Geneva group and is a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, the German Institution of Arbitration, the Austrian Arbitration Association and the London Court of International Arbitration.

Dr Ehle is a regular speaker and author on construction law and dispute resolution. He lectures on international construction contracts to the University of Fribourg’s LLM students and on international commercial arbitration at the University of Münster.

Dr Ehle is dual-qualified as a lawyer in Switzerland and Germany. He holds an LLM from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago (2000) and a PhD in law from Heidelberg University (2001). Prior to joining Lalive in 2003, Dr Ehle practised corporate and commercial law and dispute resolution at Ehle & Schiller in Cologne and Graf von Westphalen in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Dr Ehle is fluent in English, German and French and has some working knowledge of Spanish. 

WWL says: Bernd Ehle is widely nominated by respondents from across the globe, including from the USA, Chile, the UAE and the UK, for his standout construction law practice.

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