Bernd Ehle > LALIVE > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 6569
1211 GENEVA 6
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Work Department

International Commercial Arbitration, Investment Arbitration, Litigation




Bernd Ehle is a partner at LALIVE specializing in international arbitration. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 80 international arbitral proceedings brought under many of the major arbitration rules, including the ICC, Swiss, DIS, VIAC, LCIA, ICSID, NAI, KCAB, DIA and UNCITRAL rules, and governed by civil law and common law.

Bernd Ehle’s practice focuses on complex, high-value disputes involving in particular major infrastructure and construction projects, joint venture agreements, M&A transactions and sales and distribution contracts. He has extensive experience in a broad range of industries, including energy (oil & gas, solar), telecommunications, life sciences, automotive, aviation and shipping. He also represents parties in arbitration-related court proceedings, especially relating to the setting aside of international arbitral awards before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

Bernd Ehle has for several years been recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who (both Arbitration and Construction). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and a former member of its European Branch committee. From 2007 to 2017 Bernd Ehle co-chaired the Geneva Group of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He is a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre, a member of the Executive Committee of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA) and co-chairs the Construction Group of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS). Bernd Ehle regularly speaks at conferences and publishes about international arbitration and construction law.

Prior to joining LALIVE in 2003, Bernd Ehle practiced in litigation and commercial law with Graf von Westphalen in Freiburg i.Br., Germany (2000-2003). He studied law at the Universities of Freiburg i.Br., Heidelberg and Geneva from 1991 to 1996 before passing his First and Second State Examinations in 1996 and 1998, respectively. Bernd Ehle holds an LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago (2000) and a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg (2001).


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Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Real estate and construction

LALIVE ‘s real estate group has strong expertise in dispute resolution regarding real estate, construction, and infrastructure matters. The practice regularly provides representation in construction arbitrations, as well as cross border and domestic litigation proceedings. The team heads are Michael E Schneider and and Bernd Ehle.