Dr iur Michael Feit > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration Team




Michael Feit is a partner in the Litigation & Arbitration Team. He has extensive experience in representing parties in complex arbitration disputes under all major arbitration rules (including ICC, LCIA, WIPO and Swiss Rules) and in ad hoc proceedings. He also sits as an arbitrator, both in commercial and investment arbitrations (ICC, ICSID, Swiss Rules). Michael Feit has acted in arbitrations seated in civil law and common law jurisdictions on disputes governed by laws from around the globe, including English, French, Russian, Delaware law and the laws of a number of Eastern European States. His practice encompasses a broad range of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, distribution, construction, aviation, telecommunication, railway services, and post M&A disputes. Michael Feit has published numerous articles on commercial and investment arbitration, including more than one hundred reports on arbitration decisions of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. Michael Feit is regularly invited to speak at arbitration conferences.

Michael Feit’s recent victories for his clients include rescinding a share purchase agreement in the value of one billion Russian rubles for fraudulent misrepresentation, fending off a post-M&A claim with an amount at stake exceeding one hundred million US dollars and defending against the extension of an arbitration agreement to a non-signatory under Swiss and French law.


Michael Feit practices in German and English.


Michael Feit was educated at Zurich University (lic. iur. 1999, Dr. iur. 2007) and New York University (LL.M. 2009, Dean’s Graduate Award Scholar). He worked as a law clerk, as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Zurich and as a senior associate in the international arbitration practice group of a major law firm in London.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

(Next Generation Partners)

Michael FeitWalder Wyss Ltd.

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s ‘excellent on all accounts’ arbitration group fields a sizeable team of lawyers, with expertise in construction, plant and equipment engineering disputes, as well as disputes arising from distribution and joint venture agreements, and post-M&A issues. ‘Excellent and efficient’ commercial dispute specialist Dieter Hofmann leads the team, which includes the ‘exceptional’ Micha Bühler, who focuses on construction, distribution, and post-M&A disputes, and ‘outstanding’ commercial and investment arbitrator Michael Feit. The ‘impressive’ Diana Akikol and the ‘pragmatic’ Andrea Meier focus on cases arising from post-M&A disputes and large construction projects.