Tobias Zuberbühler is a partner in the arbitration and litigation team of Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte with 20 years of experience in dispute resolution. He has acted as arbitrator and counsel in more than 50 international and domestic arbitration proceedings under both ad hoc and institutional rules (ICC, Swiss Rules and UNCITRAL). His industry experience is mainly in the areas of construction, finance, IT, commodity trading, pharmaceuticals, international sales, joint ventures, agency/distribution and intellectual property. Tobias is a WIPO domain-name panellist and has rendered over 170 UDRP decisions.
Tobias graduated from the University of Zurich Law School in 1994 (lic iur) and holds an LLM degree in international legal studies from Golden Gate University, San Francisco (1996). He is fluent in German, English (seven years, US) and French.
Tobias is the initiator and co-editor of the Commentary on the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (second edition, 2012) and co-author of a commentary on the IBA Rules of Evidence. He is a regular speaker at international conferences in the field of arbitration, most recently on "Corruption in Arbitration - The Arbitrator's Duty to Investigate" (University of Neuchâtel, November 2016) and settlement facilitation by arbitrators (AIJA Annual Arbitration Conference, New York, October 2016).
Tobias is vice-chair of the international arbitration committee of the American Bar Association section for international law; past president of the arbitration commission of AIJA; co-founder of the marketing committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association; and a member of the German Institution of Arbitration.
Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte is a leading Swiss arbitration boutique with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific market.
WWL says: Whether acting as arbitrator or as counsel, Tobias Zuberbühler is admired for his expert handling of high-value disputes.
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