Urs Weber-Stecher is a partner at Wenger & Vieli Ltd in Zurich. He heads the arbitration team.
Until the end of 2016, Dr Weber-Stecher acted as counsel and arbitrator (chairman, co-arbitrator, and sole arbitrator) in over 100 national and international arbitration cases under the auspices of various arbitration institutions. The fields of legal expertise and specialisation included competition law issues, intellectual property, commercial contracts, agency, distribution and licence agreements, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions in a wide range of industries such as energy and natural resources (including gas price disputes), construction, engineering, machinery, information and communication technology, defence, commodity trading, food production, and pharmaceuticals. The disputes were subject to substantive laws of Switzerland, Austria, England, Germany, Russia, the Czech Republic, Thailand, Turkey and CISG.
He is currently the president of the Commission of Arbitration (National Committee) of ICC Switzerland, a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution, and vice chair of the Dispute Resolution & Arbitration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). Urs Weber-Stecher has been a lecturer for international arbitration at the University of Zurich Law School for many years and is president of the Swiss Arbitration Academy. He regularly gives lectures on topics in international arbitration.
Dr Weber-Stecher is member of various panels of arbitrators (e.g. HKIAC, ICDR, KLRCA) and arbitration-related organisations, such as ICC Commission on Arbitration, ASA, CIArb, DIS, and LCIA.
He studied law at the University of Zurich Law School (Dr iur) and at the Tulane University, School of Law (LLM).
WWL says: Urs Weber-Stecher is an “excellent” and “very active” practitioner who sits as arbitrator and acts as counsel in a range of commercial arbitrations.
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