Dr Urs Weber-Stecher (LLM) is a partner of Wenger & Vieli Ltd in Zurich, Switzerland, where he heads the international arbitration practice. He is a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution and has served as counsel, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chairman in numerous cases under the Swiss Rules, ICC, UNCITRAL, CEPANI and in ad hoc proceedings. Since 2001, Mr Weber has been a teaching fellow for international arbitration at the University of Zurich, Faculty of Law. He is also the chairman of the board and member of the Academic Council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy (www.swiss-arbitration-academy.ch). He serves as a member of the Swiss Commission of Arbitration of the ICC and the ICC Commission on Arbitration.