Dr Andrea Meier is a partner with the law firm Wartmann & Merker in Zurich. She has acted as counsel, presiding arbitrator, party-appointed and sole arbitrator, and administrative secretary in more than 50 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. Recent arbitrations have involved joint ventures, energy and gas disputes, disputes in the financial industry and the telecommunications industry, distribution agreements and construction contracts. She also regularly represents parties before Swiss courts in commercial matters, including major Swiss banks.
Andrea Meier joined Wartmann & Merker in 2010, after working as an associate in Schellenberg Wittmer’s dispute resolution team as of 2003. Andrea Meier holds a law degree from the University of Zurich, a postgraduate degree from Harvard Law School and a doctorate degree from the University of Zurich. She is a member of the board of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), a former ASA Below 40 co-chair, a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution and an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Andrea Meier regularly publishes in the field of international arbitration. Recent publications include: Arbitration Clauses in Third Party Beneficiary Contracts – Who May and Who Must Arbitrate?, ASA Bull. 1/2016, and Do Lawyers Always Have to Have the Last Word? Iura novit curia and the Right to be Heard in International Arbitration, ASA Bull. 3/2014.
Andrea Meier is also a regular speaker at international arbitration conferences. She recently spoke at the AIJA Annual Arbitration Conference in New York (7 October 2016, “Strategic choices in international arbitration") and at the Croatian Arbitration Days in Zagreb (8 December 2016, "Procedural aspects of the involvement of third parties”).
Established in 1992, Wartmann & Merker’s core area of practice is dispute resolution. The firm advises clients from Switzerland and abroad and represents them in court in all areas of commercial law. Members of the firm act as counsel or arbitrator in international and domestic arbitral proceedings. In addition, the firm advises Swiss manufacturing, trading and service companies, and acts for foreign companies doing business in Switzerland, notably in the financial and media sectors.
WWL says: Andrea Meier is praised by peers for her “content-driven, reasonable approach" to arbitration. She acts as both counsel and arbitrator.
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