Michael Cartier is managing associate in the litigation and arbitration team of Walder Wyss and works in the Zurich office.
He represents parties in international arbitrations under all major institutional rules and in ad hoc proceedings, before state courts and in enforcement and legal assistance matters. He also sits as arbitrator and is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC National Committee (Switzerland). The focus of his work are disputes stemming from construction and engineering projects, distribution and agency agreements, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and commodities. He also has extensive experience in recognition and enforcement matters.
Michael Cartier studied law at the University of St Gall (lic iur HSG 2001, Dr iur 2007). During his studies he spent a year in Japan studying Japanese and working for a Japanese trading company. After clerking with a Swiss district court and a Swiss department of energy, construction and environment, he has been practising law in Zurich since 2004. He is an incoming officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and regularly speaks or moderates in his field of specialisation.
Michael Cartier’s professional languages are English and German. He also speaks French and some Japanese. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.
With approximately 160 lawyers, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.
WWL says: Clients commend Michael Cartier’s commercial mindset and ability to understand complex projects and their underlying issues.
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