• "a very important personality in the market"

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "a great arbitrator"

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2015

  • "tremendously experienced"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "international reputation"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "sophisticated and sensible arbitrator"

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "charismatic and with a fierce intellect"

     

    Chamber Global 2013

  • "He's thorough and pays great attention to detail."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "has worked on cases under all the major arbitration rules"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "praised for his attentive and well-informed advice"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2014

 

 

 

Dr. Marc Blessing

Counsel

Marc Blessing has more than thirty years of experience in international arbitration. 

Marc Blessing mostly serves as Chairman (or party-nominated arbitrator) of international arbitral tribunals, either in ad hoc arbitations, or in arbitrations under the major Institutional Arbitration Rules (such as ICC, LCIA, AAA-ICDR, Swiss Rules, WIPO Rules, DIS Rules, Singapore (SIAC), Beijing (CIETAC), Vienna Centre, Stockholm Arbitration Institute etc.); he is an accredited Arbitrator of numerous other Institutions. He is also frequently called to serve as mediator in international disputes.

Marc Blessing also advises the parties as counsel or co-counsel in matters of international arbitration, and serves as legal expert on Swiss law and on the practice of international arbitration.

The arbitrations cases handled involved international transactions, mergers & acquisitions, large constructions, finance, joint-ventures, oil & gas, IP-matters (technology trasfer), EC- and US antitrust law, energy contracts, telecom, concessions and procurement contracts with States, pipelines, matters under Bilateral Investment Treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty. Many cases involve States and State-controlled entities.

Marc Blessing has authored some 70 books, articles and published Conference Reports. 

Marc Blessing also advises private clients.

Languages

English, German, French

Curriculum

  • Of Counsel at Bär & Karrer (since 2008)
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (1979-2007)
  • University of Zürich: lic.iur. (1969) and Dr. iur. (1973)
  • City of London Polytechnic: Postgraduate Studies (1969)
  • Admitted to the Zurich and Swiss Bar (1972)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Honorary President of the Swiss Arbitration Association and Past President 1991 to 1997
  • Past Court Member of the LCIA - London Court of International Arbitration (1992-2004)
  • Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • Since 1996 regular lecturer at the Universities of Zurich and St. Gallen in LL.M.-, Executive M.B.L.- and MBA Programmes, particularly on EU Competition Law and Arbitration
  • Lecture in the programmes of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, in Oxford
  • Member of the Arbitration Council of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) (1994-2001)
  • Past Vice-President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI)(1991-2001)
  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA); UIA
  • Author of some 70 articles, books, published conference reports

Contact Details

Dr. Marc Blessing
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 50 00
F: +41 58 261 50 01
M: +44 79 402 55 10
marc.blessing@baerkarrer.ch

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Publications

Private Enforcement of Antitrust Disputes - 80 pages, in: Baudenbacher (ed.), Neueste Entwicklungen im Europäischen und Internationale …
Arbitration and EU Merger Control, ASA Special Series No. 24, p. 99 ff. …
Anatomie eines kartellrechtlichen Schiedsverfahrens, in: Prof. Baudenbacher (Hrsg.), Internationales und Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht, 2004, S. 255 ff. …
Blessing Marc - more publications