Dr iur Andrea Meier > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
SEEFELDSTRASSE 123
PO BOX 1236
8034 ZURICH
Switzerland

Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration

Position

Partner

Career

Andrea Meier practises arbitration and litigation and is recognised as a leader in her field. She has acted as arbitration counsel or arbitrator in more than 70 arbitrations under various national laws and arbitration rules (ICC, SCAI, DIS, VIAC, WIPO, UNCITRAL, CAS, ad-hoc, etc.). A particular focus of Andrea Meier’s work is the construction sector. For many years, she has represented parties in disputes relating to large industrial and infrastructure projects, most recently regarding the development of an offshore gas field and a large production plant. Recent cases also include post-M&A and joint venture disputes, and disputes in the pharmaceutical and mobility sectors.

Moreover, Andrea Meier regularly represents clients from the financial industry before state courts and arbitral tribunals and advises them on cross-border matters regarding foreign court proceedings (banking secrecy, Article 271 Swiss Criminal Code). She has extensive experience in handling a wide array of disputes between banks and customers, banks and service providers and inter-bank disputes.

Andrea Meier joined Walder Wyss as a partner in 2020. Previously, she was a partner in a renowned boutique law firm for dispute resolution and from 2003 to 2010 an associate and senior associate in a leading major law firm. 

She recently spoke at a joint event of KCAB, SCAI and ASA in Seoul on settlement facilitation by arbitral tribunals, and co-organised the 2019 ASA Annual Arbitration Conference in Geneva on “Arbitration and Corruption”.

Memberships

She is Vice President of ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association) and a member of ASA’s Executive Committee, a former ASA below 40 co-chair, a member of the Arbitration Court of SCAI (Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution), a member of SCAI’s Special Committee, an alternate member of the Selection Committee of the DIS (German Arbitration Institute), and an arbitrator of the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport).

Education

Andrea Meier holds a law degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1999, Dr. iur. 2007) and a post-graduate degree from Harvard Law School (2005).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s strengths are in construction, plant and equipment engineering disputes. It also has notable experience in arbitration proceedings arising from joint venture, agency and distribution agreements as well as shareholder and post-M&A-cases, where practice head Dieter Hofmann is a key contact. Other names to note are ‘outstanding lawyers‘ Michael FeitMicha Bühler and Michael CartierAndrea Meier and Geneva-based Diana Akikol joined in April 2020 from Wartmann & Merker and ABR Attorneys at Law LLC respectively.