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Michael Cartier

Michael Cartier

Walder Wyss LtdSeefeldstrasse 123PO BoxZurichZurichSwitzerland8034

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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Michael Cartier is “very well known and respected” among peers who applaud his tremendous understanding of construction arbitration proceedings.

Biography

Michael Cartier is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team of Walder Wyss and works in the Zurich office.

He has acted in more than 40 international arbitrations under Swiss Rules, ICC Rules, LCIA Rules and ad hoc proceedings as counsel, arbitrator and expert. His focus is disputes stemming from construction and engineering projects, distribution and agency agreements, pharmaceuticals, telecommunication, and commodities. He also has extensive experience in recognition and enforcement matters.

Michael studied law at the St Gall University (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. He has been practising law in Zurich since 2004, prior to which he clerked with a Swiss district court and a Swiss department of energy, construction and environment. He is currently an officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), and has previously been the chair of the IPBA’s TMT committee.

Michael regularly speaks and publishes in his field, and spoke in Manila at the IPBA Annual Conference (16 March 2018) on "Technology and International Arbitration, AI for IA?" and contributed to the publication Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide (Second edition, edited by Manuel Arroyo) with a commentary on the enforcement and recognition of arbitral awards.

Michael’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 practise throughout Switzerland.

With around 230 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

“He is a very bright and well-regarded lawyer”
“His submissions to the tribunal are very clear, well structured and persuasive”
“He is very well known and respected”

Biography

Michael Cartier is partner at Walder Wyss. He has acted in more than 50 international arbitrations under Swiss Rules, ICC Rules, LCIA Rules, DIS Rules, FOSFA Rules and ad hoc proceedings as counsel, arbitrator and expert. His focus is disputes stemming from construction and engineering projects, distribution and agency agreements, pharmaceuticals, telecommunication, commodities and M&A transactions. He also has extensive experience in recognition and enforcement matters. He is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC National Committee (Switzerland) and of KCAB International.

Michael regularly speaks and publishes in his field, and has recently contributed to the IPBA Guidelines on Privilege and Attorney Secrecy in International Arbitration, the Switzerland Chapter of Getting the Deal Through "Complex Commercial Litigation in Switzerland" and the publication "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide" with a commentary on the enforcement and recognition of arbitral awards. He has spoken on the use of Legal Tech to increase efficiency in arbitration at the SCAI Innovation Conference, the use of Legal Tech in the selection of arbitrators for DIS40 in Zurich, and on the "Technology and International Arbitration, AI for IA?" at the IPBA Annual Conference in Manila.

Michael studied law at the St Gall University (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. He has been practising law in Zurich since 2004, prior to which he clerked with a Swiss district court and a Swiss department of energy, construction and environment. He has previously been the Chief Technology Officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and currently heads up a working group of ASA on the use of IT in arbitration.

Michael’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 practise throughout Switzerland.

With around 240 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Cartier has amassed impressive experience as arbitrator and counsel under various institutional rules in international contentious proceedings.

Biography

Michael Cartier is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team of Walder Wyss and works in the Zurich office.

He has acted in more than 40 international arbitrations under Swiss Rules, ICC Rules, LCIA Rules and ad hoc proceedings as counsel, arbitrator and expert. His focus is disputes stemming from construction and engineering projects, distribution and agency agreements, pharmaceuticals, telecommunication, and commodities. He also has extensive experience in recognition and enforcement matters.

Michael studied law at the St Gall University (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. He has been practising law in Zurich since 2004, prior to which he clerked with a Swiss district court and a Swiss department of energy, construction and environment. He is currently an officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), and has previously been the chair of the IPBA’s TMT committee.

Michael regularly speaks and publishes in his field, and spoke in Manila at the IPBA Annual Conference (16 March 2018) on "Technology and International Arbitration, AI for IA?" and contributed to the publication Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide (Second edition, edited by Manuel Arroyo) with a commentary on the enforcement and recognition of arbitral awards.

Michael’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 practise throughout Switzerland.

With around 230 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

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