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Wolfgang Peter

Wolfgang Peter
Office:
Avenue de Champel 8 C
1206
City:
Geneva
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 58 317 70 70
Fax:
+41 58 317 70 75

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Arbitration

Wolfgang Peter is a founding partner of Peter & Partners International SA, a new specialist practice in Switzerland dedicated to international commercial and investment arbitration.

Dr Peter represents major companies from Europe and overseas as counsel in large and complex international arbitrations. He also regularly serves as an arbitrator in high-stakes arbitrations under the auspices of various institutions throughout the world.

He has acted, up to January 2017, in over 240 international arbitrations involving M&A; finance and banking; international trade; joint ventures and industrial cooperation; agency and distribution; licensing transfer of technology and natural resources (in particular gas-price adjustment disputes).

Further to his arbitration practice, Dr Peter has been retained as counsel in numerous Swiss and cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate finance and IPO transactions. He was a member of the board of several companies in the field of finance and industry.

Before founding Peter & Partners, Wolfgang Peter spent three decades leading the arbitration and corporate groups of Python & Peter, a major Swiss law firm. Dr Peter also held top management executive positions: he was CEO of the Breguet Watch Group from 1987 to 1995 and managing director of Montres Jaquet-Droz SA from 1995 to 2000.

He studied business administration, political science and law at the universities of Lausanne, Geneva, Harvard and Frankfurt and holds doctorate degrees in business administration (Lausanne) and in law (Frankfurt). He has written various articles on business law and international commercial arbitration; the second edition of his study Arbitration and Renegotiation of International Investment Agreements was published by Kluwer in 1995.

Dr Peter is a member of various arbitration-related organisations, including the Geneva and Swiss bar associations, the LCIA (board member), the Geneva Association of Business Law, the ASA (executive board member) and the IBA.

WWL says: Peers describe Wolfgang Peter as “a high-level international arbitrator with good business sense”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Christopher is a partner of the law firm Landolt & Koch in Geneva. Landolt & Koch was founded in 2010 by Phillip Landolt and Christopher Koch as an arbitration boutique committed to providing its mainly mid-sized commercial clientele with personalised and highly skilled arbitration services at affordable rates.

Christopher has over 25 years’ experience in commercial arbitration, both as counsel and arbitrator. As arbitrator he has chaired numerous arbitral tribunals under the ICC Rules. As co-arbitrator he has acted under the ICC Rules, Swiss Rules and the LCIA Rules, and as sole arbitrator he has been appointed under the arbitration rules of the ICC, the Swiss Rules, ICDR Rules and in ad hoc proceedings.

As counsel, Christopher has represented clients in arbitrations under various institutional arbitration rules in disputes concerning international sales agreements, agency agreements, dredging agreements, consulting agreements, distribution agreements, as well as disputes concerning construction and engineering projects in particular under FIDIC contract forms.

A member of the Swiss Arbitration Association, German Institution for Arbitration and the LCIA as well as the American Bar Association, Christopher was also counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration in Paris from 1991 to 1998. He is a member of the ICC’s commission on arbitration and ADR.

Christopher is admitted to the Geneva and New York bars and holds law degrees from the University of Geneva and New York University as well as a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St Louis.

Christopher’s working languages are English, French and German.

WWL says: “Outstanding arbitrator” Wolfgang Peter is in high demand thanks to his excellent grasp of complex issues of valuations.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Energy

Wolfgang Peter is a founding partner of Peter & Partners International SA, a new specialist practice in Switzerland dedicated to international commercial and investment arbitration.

Dr Peter represents major companies from Europe and overseas as counsel in large and complex international arbitrations. He also regularly serves as an arbitrator in high-stakes arbitrations under the auspices of various institutions throughout the world.

He has acted, up to January 2016, in over 240 international arbitrations involving M&A; finance and banking; international trade; joint ventures and industrial cooperation; agency and distribution; licensing transfer of technology and natural resources (in particular gas-price adjustment disputes).

Further to his arbitration practice, Dr Peter has been retained as counsel in numerous Swiss and cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate finance and IPO transactions. He was a member of the board of several companies in the field of finance and industry.

Before founding Peter & Partners, Wolfgang Peter spent three decades leading the arbitration and corporate groups of Python & Peter, a major Swiss law firm. Dr Peter also held top management executive positions: he was CEO of the Breguet Watch Group from 1987 to 1995 and managing director of Montres Jaquet-Droz SA from 1995 to 2000.

He studied business administration, political science and law at the universities of Lausanne, Geneva, Harvard and Frankfurt and holds doctorate degrees in business administration (Lausanne) and in law (Frankfurt). He has written various articles on business law and international commercial arbitration; the second edition of his study Arbitration and Renegotiation of International Investment Agreements was published by Kluwer in 1995.

Dr Peter is a member of various arbitration-related organisations, including the Geneva and Swiss bar associations, the LCIA (board member), the Geneva Association of Business Law, the ASA (executive board member) and the IBA.

WWL says: Wolfgang Peter is regarded as one of the foremost energy arbitrators in Switzerland.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

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