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Bernhard  F. Meyer
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Zurich Attorney
Bernhard F. Meyer

Phone: +41 44 254 99 66


Languages: German, English, French, Italian

Leadership: Immediate Past Chair of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group

Dr. Bernhard F. Meyer is an internationally renowned arbitrator and an expert in procedural law. He is president of the Swiss Arbitration Commission ICC, co-Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal of the Chamber of Commerce of Zurich, head of the arbitration section of the Attorneys’ Association of Zurich, member of the board of directors of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and head of its local section in Zurch, Vice-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the IPBA. He is author and co-author of numerous publications, mainly in the area of arbitration.


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago (LL.M), 1977
  • University of Zurich (Dr. iur.), 1979
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), 1999
  • Fellow Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb) 2007

Fields of Practice

  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Contract, Business and Corporate Law
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law
  • IP and Law of Telecommunications
  • Transport and Aviation Law

Arbitration Panels

  • ZCC (Zurich Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Court), Zurich, Co-Chairman
  • ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), Paris
  • AAA/ICDR (American Arbitration Association), New
  • DIS German Institution for Arbitration
  • International Arbitral Centre of Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
  • WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), Genf
  • LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration), London
  • CIDRA (Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association), Chicago
  • HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre), Hong Kong
  • KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration)
  • SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre), Singapore


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)


  • CEAC – A New Option for Dispute Resolution Clauses in China Related Contracts  - Eckart Broedermann (Broedermann Jahn) & Bernhard Meyer (Paradigm Fall 2014)
  • International Encyclopedia of Agency and Distibution Agreements – Switzerland, Kluwer Law International, London, 2009
  • The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration – Five Years of Experience, Publication by Swiss Chambers’ Court of Arbitration and Mediation, 2009
  • Techniques for Controlling Time and Costs in Arbitration, CEMAJ Neuchâtel, Schulthess 2008
  • Attorney Secrecy v Attorney-Client Privilege in International Commercial Arbitration, The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Vol. 73, No. 2, Thomson Sweet & Maxwell, Mai 2007
  • Schweizerische Schiedsordung, in: Praxishandbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, Wien, 2007
  • London Court of International Arbitration, in: Praxishandbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, Wien, 2007
  • Anwaltsgeheimnis und Schiedsgericht, Zürich 2004
  • Stärkung des Schiedsplatzes Schweiz: Neue internationale Schiedsordung in Kraft, ASA Bulletin, Special Series No. 22, 2004
  • Online Aid for Arbitrators and Arbitration Counsel, Zagreb, 2001
  • Der Affiliate Vertrag – Agentur- und Märklerverträge, bewährte Vertragstypenund ihre Anwendungen auf dem Internet, Zürich, 2000
  • Swiss Arbitration and Zurich Mini Trial Rules, Transnational Publisher, Inc., Salzburg, 1999
  • Eine neue Herausforderung für die Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit – Domain Namen Streitigkeiten auf dem Internet, ASA Bulletin Nr. 3, Zürich, 1997
  • Ad Hoc Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und UNICITRAL Verfahrensordung, in “SCHIEDSGERICHTSBARKEIT”, Zürich, 1997
  • Importation and Sale of Medical Devices in Switzerland, Southern Ohio District Export Council Conference, Cincinnati, 1997
  • Swiss Code of Obligations / Swiss Work Permit Regulations / Swiss Cartel Law / International Private Law, Translations by Swiss-American  Chamber of Commerce, Zurich, 1989-1997
  • On-Line Contracting – Contact Formation, Identification Questions and Related Issues, International Bar Association, London, 1996
  • International Agency and Distributions Agreements – Switzerland, Butterworths, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1995
  • Der Alleinvertriebsvertrag, Dike Verlag AG, Zürich, 1995
  • Enforcement of a Money Claim in Switzerland – Outline of Procedure, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Zurich, 1994
  • The New Swiss Arbitration Act, International Bar Association, London, 1989
  • Die Rechtsöffnung auf Grund synallagmatischer Schuldverträge, Schulthess, Zürich, 1979
  • Swiss Banking Secrecy and its Legal Implications in the United States, New England Law Review, Boston, Massachuetts, 1979

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Zurich, Switzerland CH-8008

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Member Since: 2010

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