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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christoph Brunner is recognised for his "very balanced approach as arbitrator", and stands out for his "very profound knowledge" when it comes to disputes across the construction sector.

Biography

Christoph Brunner is a full-time partner at Peter & Partners and has been practising dispute resolution for more than 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 80 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.

He 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 practise 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, 2009), as well as the author and editor of a commentary on the CISG (2nd edition 2014; English edition, Kluwer, forthcoming 2019). For more information see www.peterandpartners.com.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christoph Brunner has “a brilliant mind” say sources who note his combination of “a calm attitude and excellent knowledge of international contract law” as key to his success. He commands over 20 years of experience in commercial arbitration matters.

Biography

Christoph Brunner is a full-time partner at Peter & Partners and has been practising dispute resolution for more than 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 85 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.

He 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 practise 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, 2009), as well as the author and editor of a commentary on the CISG (2nd edition 2014; English edition, Kluwer, forthcoming 2019). For more information see www.peterandpartners.com.

Switzerland - Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christoph Brunner is “an excellent litigator” who impresses respondents with his superb work on contentious proceedings.

Biography

Christoph Brunner is a full-time partner at Peter & Partners and has been practising dispute resolution for more than 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 85 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.

He 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 practise 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, 2009), as well as the author and editor of a commentary on the CISG (2nd edition 2014; English edition, Kluwer, forthcoming 2019). For more information see www.peterandpartners.com.

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