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Christoph Müller

Christoph Müller

Université de NeuchâtelAvenue du 1er Mars 26NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland2000

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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Christoph Müller is a favourite among peers, who note he is “absolutely trustworthy” and commend his "outstanding command of legal issues" and “excellent knowledge of the file”.


Christoph Müller is a professor at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) teaching contract law, tort law, comparative private law and contract drafting. From 2014 to 2016, he was the dean of the faculty of law. He is also a life member of Clare Hall College (Cambridge, UK).

Over the last 25 years, Christoph has acted as (presiding, sole and co-) arbitrator, legal expert and counsel in more than 150 international commercial arbitrations. He is familiar with various substantive laws (in particular Swiss, English, US, German and French) and both institutional (ICC, Swiss Rules, LCIA, DIS, WIPO, TAS) and ad hoc arbitration. His main fields of arbitral practice are distribution, corporate law, finance and banking, JV, consortia and shareholder agreements and sale and purchase agreements.

Christoph is a member of the SCAI Arbitration Court (including its special committee), an ASA executive committee and board member and a CIArb fellow. He is a head lecturer of the Swiss Arbitration Academy and the CAS in arbitration at the Universities of Neuchâtel and Lucerne. He also is an arbitrator on the general list of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Christoph is the author of numerous books and articles in the fields of international arbitration, contract law, tort law and comparative private law. His next book, Swiss Contract Law in International Commercial Arbitration, will be published by Cambridge University Press.

Christoph was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1997. He holds an LLM (Columbia Law School) and a juris doctor degree (University of Neuchâtel). In 2016–2017, Christoph was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (UK).

Christoph is fluent in German, French, English and Italian.

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