Partner

Pierre-Yves Gunter

Conscientious and well prepared.

Source in Chambers Global 2020

He not only understands the legal problems, but also the economic and technical issues that are complex.

Source in Chambers Europe 2021

A delight to work with.

Source in Chambers Europe 2021

Careful, decisive, hard-working and has flawless English.

Source in Chambers Europe 2021

Top-tier presentation skills.

Source in WWL 2021

Being on top of things.

Source in WWL 2021

Knowledge, wisdom and experience.

Client in Chambers Europe 2021

Has a truly international outlook.

Source in WWL 2021

Performs excellently as an arbitrator.

Source in WWL 2021

One of the best!

Source in WWL 2021

Pierre-Yves is a great chairperson!

Source in WWL 2021

Clearly one of the top-shot arbitrators.

Source in WWL 2021

He is a first-rate arbitrator.

Source in WWL 2021

Pierre-Yves is a great chairperson.

Client in Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2021

Clearly one of the top-shot arbitrators.

Peer in Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2021

He is a first-rate arbitrator.

Client in Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2021

One of the very best.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2019

One of the most well-respected arbitrators in Switzerland.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2019

A big name in the field.

Who's Who Legal 2019

An exceptionally good lawyer.

Chambers Global 2019

Experienced chairman in arbitrations.

Chambers Global 2019

Really well prepared.

Chambers Global 2019

Very impressive.

Interviewee in Chambers Global 2019

He is a very accomplished lawyer who is well known and well regarded in the field.

Chambers Europe 2018

A highly sought-after arbitrator with experience as chair, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator.

Chambers Europe 2018

A very experienced and senior figure in the field.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2018

He is formidable.

Source in Chambers Global 2020

He is conscientious, well prepared and amiable.

Source in Chambers Global 2020

Brilliant.

Client in Chambers Global 2020

Knows how to find the right pieces of evidence.

Client in Chambers Global 2020

Conscientious and well prepared.

Source in Chambers Global 2020

He not only understands the legal problems, but also the economic and technical issues that are complex.

Source in Chambers Europe 2021

À propos de

Pierre-Yves Gunter is co-heading the arbitration practice at Bär & Karrer.

He has been acting since 1991 in the field of international commercial arbitration. Pierre-Yves Gunter has extensive experience as Counsel and Arbitrator in the fields of agency, sales, distribution, joint-venture, construction and complex projects, oil & gas, telecommunications and IT, intellectual property, pharmaceutical, real estate, hotel management, commodity and international trade as well as corporate/post M&A. He also regularly acts before state courts for litigation cases.

He was for several years a Member of the Board of Directors at the SIAC and Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the ABA (Section International Law and Practice).

Recent Work Highlights
  • Co-counsel in an ICC gas arbitration case.
  • Co-counsel in an ICC arbitration case in the automotive sector.
  • Co-counsel in an UNCITRAL arbitration case concerning non-solicitation issues.
  • Co-counsel in an ICC arbitration case concerning an international gas sales contract and gas price review.
  • President of the Arbitral Tribunal in two parallel ICC arbitration cases concerning a design-build construction project in Latin America.
  • President of an ICC Arbitral Tribunal in a dispute concerning the development of a large industrial plant.
  • President of an LCIA Arbitral Tribunal in a dispute over a share purchase agreement in the renewable energy sector.
  • President of two consolidated Swiss Rules arbitration cases concerning a dispute between shareholders.
  • President of a Lebanese Arbitration Center case relating to a dispute over a subordination agreement relating to a telecom operator in the Middle East.
  • President of an ICC arbitration case relating to the construction of highways in Eastern Africa.
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration case relating to a large industrial project in Eastern Europe.
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration case relating to a large construction project in North Africa.
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration case relating to a construction dispute in the Middle East.
LanguesFrench, English
Curriculum
  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2017)
  • Partner at a Swiss law firm (1999-2016)
  • Associate at two Swiss law firms (1995-1999)
  • Associate at Clifford Chance (1993-1995)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (1991-1993)
  • LL.M. Harvard (1991)
  • Neuchâtel University Law School (Law Degree, summa cum laudae, 1987)
  • Teaching Assistant at Neuchâtel University Law School
Associations et fonctions publiques
  • ICCA
  • LCIA
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
AdmissionTous les courts suisses

Ranked Band 1 in Arbitration by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global

Chambers Europe and Chambers Global 2020

Ranked as 'leading' in Commercial Litigation by Leaders League

Leaders League 2019

Ranked Band 1 in Arbitration by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global

Chambers Europe and Chambers Global 2020

Ranked as 'leading' in Commercial Litigation by Leaders League

Leaders League 2019

Contact

Pierre-Yves Gunter
P: +41 58 261 57 00
F: +41 58 261 57 01
pierre-yves.gunter@baerkarrer.ch

Bär & Karrer SA
12, quai de la Poste
CH-1211 Genève 11
Suisse

Assistant
Daria Vernisse
P: +41 58 261 57 06
F: +41 58 261 57 01
daria.vernisse@baerkarrer.ch

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