Christoph Brunner is a full-time partner at Peter & Partners and has been practising dispute resolution for nearly 20 years. His practice focuses on international arbitration as well as complex and international litigation. He has acted as counsel, presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and legal expert in more than 70 international commercial arbitrations, governed by various procedural and substantive laws. His range of expertise covers, in particular, M&A, joint ventures, construction/infrastructure projects, sales, licence and distribution contracts and international legal assistance.
Christoph also regularly acts as counsel in international and complex cases before state courts in Switzerland, including the Swiss Supreme Court.
Christoph Brunner was admitted to practice in 1994, received his doctorate in law (Dr iur) in 1996 (Eduard A Stein Prize), and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 1997 (LLM). He has been an adjunct professor of law for commercial law, comparative law and international arbitration at the University of Bern since 2007 and was appointed titular professor in 2014. Among others he is a member of the court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution. He has published several books and numerous articles on commercial law and international arbitration and is the author of the well-known treatise “Force Majeure and Hardship under General Contract Principles” (Kluwer Law International, 2009), as well as the author and editor of a commentary on the CISG (2nd edition 2014). For more information see www.peterandpartners.com.
WWL says: The “outstanding” Christoph Brunner is an extremely proficient arbitrator, counsel and expert in international commercial arbitration.
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