Jonatan Baier is “a brilliant arbitration lawyer” who impresses with his “ability to quickly identify the relevant facts as well as the legal issues, and come up with a successful strategy”.
Jonatan Baier is a legal partner at MME Legal Tax Compliance in Zurich, Switzerland. His practice mainly focuses on national and international arbitration where he regularly acts as arbitrator and counsel under various rules of arbitration (ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, Vienna Rules) as well as in ad hoc proceedings. Furthermore, he represents clients in commercial litigation proceedings before Swiss courts, including the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland.
Jonatan Baier is particularly experienced in disputes concerning oil and gas, construction, distribution contracts, international sales contracts and post-M&A matters.
Jonatan Baier is endorsed as an arbitrator on the panels of ICC Switzerland, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and WIPO (for .ch and .li domains). In addition, he is an active member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) and the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF).
Jonatan Baier regularly speaks and publishes on topics in the field of international dispute resolution as well as in other areas of his expertise.
Jonatan Baier studied at the Universities of Freiburg (iUe) and Leuven and graduated in 2004. He passed the Zurich Bar exam in 2006 and is admitted to all Swiss courts. He holds a master’s degree in international business and law (MIBL) from the University of Sydney (2009) and a PhD from the University of Zurich (2011). In addition, he holds the title of arbitration practitioner (ArbP) from the Swiss Arbitration Academy (2015).