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Pierre-Yves Gunter is a partner and co-head of the international arbitration practice at Bär & Karrer. He has been acting since 1991 in the field of international commercial arbitration.
Pierre-Yves has acted as counsel and arbitrator (chair, sole arbitrator and party-appointed arbitrator) in Switzerland and abroad in 227 arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and administered (i.e., ICC, Swiss Rules, LCIA, ICDR, WIPO, FOSFA, Vienna International Arbitral Centre and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce). He also frequently represents parties before the Swiss Supreme Court (appeals filed against arbitration awards).
Pierre-Yves is experienced in several industries, in particular disputes relating to the field of agency, sales, distribution, joint-venture, construction and complex projects, oil and gas, telecommunications and IT, intellectual property, pharmaceutical, real estate, hotel management, commodity and international trade, sports and entertainment, and corporate/post-M&A.
He previously served as a co-chair of the international arbitration committee of the American Bar Association (section of international law and practice) and is a former board member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, where he also was part of the Rules’ revision committee.
Pierre-Yves Gunter graduated in 1987 from the Law School of Neuchâtel University (summa cum laude) and holds an LLM from Harvard Law School.
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