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Wenger & Vieli

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Zug, Zurich

Dr iur Urs Weber-Stecher

Work +41 58 958 58 58
Wenger & Vieli

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Competition Law; Corporate & Commercial Law; Information Technology Law; Intellectual Property Law; Litigation & Arbitration.


Urs Weber-Stecher's practice is focused on international arbitration and cartel law. He regularly acts as arbitrator or party representative in international and national arbitrations and represents enterprises in state court proceedings. He advises enterprises in contract matters as well as on cartel law issues (including contract drafting and compliance programs), and represents them before the cartel law authorities. Urs Weber-Stecher has been a lecturer for international arbitration at the University of Zurich Law School for many years and is president of the Swiss Arbitration Academy. He is also president of the Swiss Commission of Arbitration (National Committee) of ICC Switzerland and a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution. He regularly gives lectures on topics in international arbitration. Urs Weber-Stecher is co-head of the Dispute Resolution practice group at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.


Since 2003, Partner at Wenger & Vieli; since 2001, Lecturer for International Arbitration at the University of Zurich; 2005-09 Lecturer for Competition Law at the University of Lucerne Law School; 1999-2001, Lecturer for International and European Civil Procedure (Lugano Convention) at the University of Zurich Law School; 1996-98, Head of Unit, Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs, International and European Economic and Business Law; 1995-96, Scientific assistant, Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs, International and European Economic and Business Law; 1992-94, Scientific Assistant at the Institut for European Law at the University of Zurich Law School; 1991, Clerk at the District Court of Dielsdorf; 1989-90, Junior Lawyer at a corporate law firm in Zurich.


German, English and French.


International Bar Association (IBA); Swiss Bar Association (SAV); Zurich Bar Association (ZAV); Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution; National Committee of ICC Switzerland (Commission of Arbitration); ICC Commission on Arbitration; London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); German Institution for Arbitration (DIS); Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb); Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.; Landesarbeitsgruppe Schweiz.


1997, University of Zurich (Dr. iur.); 1995, Tulane University, School of Law (LL.M., inlcuding in-depth education in American and International Arbitration); 1992, Admission to the Bar; 1989, University of Zurich (lic. iur.).



Within: Competition

Wenger & Vieli‘s ‘renowned’ competition practice is ‘known for its ability to understand its clients’ businesses and needs and to provide tailored, practical and high-quality advice’. The group exhibits particular expertise in Swiss cartel law, merger control filings, cartel investigations and related compliance programs and recently represented a foreign air cargo company in an international law infringement case. In other work, the team is advising an e-bike company on an antitrust investigation concerning its selective distribution system. Urs Weber-Stecher and Frank Scherrer are the key partners; and ‘well-connected’ senior associate Michael Tschudincombines a profound knowledge of Swiss and European law with strong analytical skills and a deep understanding of commission and administrative court proceedings’.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution


Within: Arbitration

Wenger & Vieli has its ‘special strengths in international commercial arbitration’ and ‘a healthy balance between partners and young, skilled associates’. The group is particularly experienced in arbitral matters in the energy sector and relating to joint ventures as well as telecommunication and construction projects. ‘Down-to-earth arbitratorUrs Weber-Stecher, who is ‘well-liked for his balanced approach and efficiency’, as well as ‘highly professional and outstanding academicDaniel Girsberger and the ‘very analyticalMichael Mráz are recommended.

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