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Wenger & Vieli LTD

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Zug, Zurich

Dr iur Urs Weber-Stecher

Work +41 58 958 58 58
Wenger & Vieli LTD

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


Urs Weber-Stecher is primarily active in the areas of international arbitration and antitrust law. He acts as arbitrator or representative of a party, and represents companies before state courts. Urs Weber-Stecher is co-head of the Dispute Resolution practice group at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.

He supports companies in contractual matters and antitrust matters, in particular contract drafting and compliance programs, and represents them before the competition authorities.

Urs Weber-Stecher is a long-standing lecturer in international arbitration at the University of Zurich and President of the Swiss Arbitration Academy as well as 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 of international arbitration.


2005-09, Lecturer for Competition Law at the University of Lucerne Law School; Since 2003, Partner at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; Since 2001, Lecturer for International Arbitration at the University of Zurich; 1999-2001, Lecturer for International and European Civil Procedure (Lugano Convention) at the University of Zurich Law School; 1998-2003, Lawyer at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 1996-1998, 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; 1992-1994, Scientific Assistant at the Institut for European Law at the University of Zurich Law School; 1991, Clerk at the District Court of Dielsdorf; 1989-1990, 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

The 'very hands-on and experienced' competition team at Wenger & Vieli LTD 'has a very good standing in Switzerland' and 'great understanding of clients' business needs', especially in the healthcare and life sciences sector. The range of services includes cartel law advice, contract negotiation, compliance programmes and merger control notifications, as well as assistance during investigations and court proceedings. Senior associate Michael Tschudin, who provides 'swift and yet precise' advice, is advising Axa Insurance on the merger control aspects concerning its joint venture with Tamedia. Urs Weber-Stecher is representing Oberholzer Bauleistungen in an appeal related to a bid-rigging investigation, while Frank Scherrer is defending an air cargo company in an appeal concerning the publication of the sanction decision.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

Wenger & Vieli LTD is 'an excellent shop for arbitration', especially regarding contractual, commercial, intellectual property, post-M&A, energy and construction disputes. The 'very experienced, reliable and respected' practice lead Urs Weber-Stecher is recommended alongside 'outstanding arbitratorsDaniel Girsberger and Michael Mráz, who have 'a friendly, down-to-earth attitude'.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

With offices in Zurich and Zug, Wenger & Vieli LTD has strength in fintech and capital markets matters, corporate and M&A, as well as competition, healthcare and life sciences law. Wolfgang ZürcherMartin HessUrs Weber-StecherMichael TschudinFrank Scherrer and Pascal Honold are the names to note.

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