Dr Bernd Ehle > LALIVE > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 6569
1211 GENEVA 6
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Work Department

International commercial arbitration, investment arbitration.


Partner. His practice areas are international commercial and investment arbitration, international construction and commercial contracts, disputes relating to joint ventures, M&A, distribution and agency agreements and projects in the construction, telecommunications and energy sectors.


Admitted in Germany and Switzerland. Joined LALIVE in 2003; Partner since 2009; formerly practising in Germany in corporate and commercial law, litigation and EU Law. Counsel and arbitrator in numerous administered and ad hoc international arbitral proceedings.


English, French, German (mother tongue).


Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb); Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); ASA Geneva Group (immediate past cochair); German Arbitration Institute (DIS); Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut); LCIA; ICDR; Board of German-Swiss
Lawyers’ Association (DSJV).


Admitted in Geneva (2004); Admitted in Germany (1998); Ph.D., University of Heidelberg, Germany (2001); LL.M., Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, USA (2000); Law degree, Universities of Freiburg and Heidelberg in Germany, and University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies (IUHEI) in Switzerland (1991-1996).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Real estate and construction

LALIVE‘s practice specialises in real estate, construction and infrastructure disputes and is noted for its ‘accurate and meticulous approach‘. The team is regularly involved in national and international arbitration as well as litigation proceedings and fields a diverse group of lawyers able to practice in multiple jurisdictions. Geneva’s key contacts are Matthias SchererMichael SchneiderBernd Ehle and Joachim Knoll, while Melissa Magliana is a name to note in Zurich.