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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 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Respondents hail Michael Cartier as “a standout practitioner in construction disputes” under major institutional and ad hoc rules.

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.

Switzerland - Litigation 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Cartier attracts a plethora of recommendations for his sharp understanding of construction, commercial and corporate litigation.

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.

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