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LALIVE

35 RUE DE LA MAIRIE, PO BOX 6569, 1211 GENEVA 6, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 105 20 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 105 20 60
Email:
Web:
www.lalive.ch
Doha, Geneva, London, Zurich

Michael E Schneider

Tel:
Work +41 58 105 2000
Email:
LALIVE

Work Department

Dispute resolution - arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution; Construction; Natural Resources; Public international law.

Position

Partner. Specialised in international arbitration, international commercial contracts, government contracts, construction, natural resources and public international law. Extensive experience of more than 40 years as counsel and arbitrator in ad hoc proceedings and under various rules, including those of ICC, ICSID, LCIA, Swiss Rules, Stockholm Institute, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), European Development Fund, UNCITRAL, and before other international bodies, including the WTO Appellate Body and the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC). Main areas of practice include disputes involving States and multinational corporations in construction, industrial engineering and infrastructure projects, energy (in particular oil and gas), pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Career

LALIVE since 1994 (Founding Partner); Lalive Budin & Partners, Geneva (associate and Counsel, 1970-1994); In-house Counsel, UNEFICO, Swiss Bank Corporation Consultants Group (1978-1987). Various academic assignments at the Geneva Law School and the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies; Director of Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations at the Hague Academy of International Law Academy (Transnational Arbitration and State Contracts, 1987).

Languages

German, English, French, working knowledge of Italian, Spanish and Arabic.

Member

Incl. Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA - Immediate Past President); UNCITRAL (Vice President 2015/2016), President of Working Group II Sessions 2006-10 (Revision of Arbitration Rules - chair) and revision of the Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings (2014-2016); International Academy of Construction Lawyers (President), ICC Commission on Arbitration (vice-chair); Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC - member of the Executive Committee); WIPO Arbitration and Consultative Commission; Scientific Council, Swiss and International Construction Law Institute (Fribourg).

Education

Admitted in Munich, Germany, and as a foreign lawyer in Geneva. Comprehensive doctoral exam, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva (1965-68); Universities of Munich, Bonn and Geneva (law and history 1959-1964; first and second State examination, capacity to hold office as judge); AIESEC trainee, Shell Company, Sierra Leone (1962).


Switzerland

Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lalive is best known for its banking and finance, corporate and dispute resolution teams. Matthias Scherer, Michael Schneider, Simone Nadelhofer and Matthias Gstoehl are the key partners.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Lalive covers real estate transactions, financings, leasing, construction and infrastructure advice on both non-contentious and contentious level. The practice is representing an instrumentality of a Middle Eastern state in arbitration proceedings concerning transport infrastructure and also advised an international organisation on the refurbishment of its European headquarters and construction of new offices in Geneva. Alexander Troller, Michael Schneider, Bernd Ehle and Matthias Scherer are the main partners.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Schneider - Lalive

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