• "A real star in the field."


    Whos's Who Legal 2016

  • "An excellent lawyer."


    Who's Who Legal 2019

  • "Known for his strong academic qualitites."


    Whos's Who Legal 2016

  • "Really international and with great experience."


    Chambers Global 2017

  • "An excellent arbitrator."


    Chambers Europe 2019

  • "A firm yet unfailingly courteous arbitrator."


    Who's Who Legal 2019

  • "An outstanding arbitrator."


    Who's Who Legal 2019

  • "He's absolutely brilliant - always quick to see the problem and of course the solution."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Frequently sits as an arbitrator on disputes involving Italian law."


    Chambers Global 2015

  • "Totally reliable and always impressive."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "Very practical and to the point, has a natural authority and so it has been a nice experience with him. "


    Source in Chambers Global 2020

  • "Very experienced and sharp-minded."


    Chambers Europe 2019

  • "Praised for his creativity and incisive mind."


    Who's Who Legal 2014




Dr. Cesare Jermini


Cesare Jermini has extensive experience in court litigation as well as international and domestic arbitration, in which he specializes. He regularly acts as a party counsel before state courts and the Federal Tribunal (in civil, criminal and administrative matters) as well as in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. 

Cesare Jermini is often appointed as chairman, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in international and domestic arbitration proceedings, conducted under the ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, Rules of the Camera Arbitrale Nazionale e Internazionale di Milano, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings.

Cesare Jermini also advises clients in commercial and company law, private international law, joint ventures, transportation, labor, administrative, real estate and inheritance law.

He is a member of the executive board of GASI (Gruppo Arbitrato della Svizzera italiana – the Local Group Ticino of ASA, the Swiss Arbitration Association), the ASA Marketing Committee and the International and Domestic Panels of Arbitrators of several arbitral institutions.

Recent Work Highlights

  • Chair of an ICC Arbitral Tribunal in a large construction dispute involving French companies and an African State.
  • Successful representation of a company and an individual involved in a joint venture with a South African individual.
  • Representation of an Italian energy sector company in an ICC arbitration concerning an agency agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in ICC arbitration proceedings concerning a construction dispute between Italian and Turkish parties.
  • Co-arbitrator in SCAI (Swiss Rules) arbitration proceedings concerning a distribution agreement in the Middle East area.
  • Representation of an individual and coordination of an international team in a substantial inheritance case involving Spain, Italy, Greece and Liechtenstein.
  • Co-arbitrator in a complex multi-party ICC arbitration concerning a European pipeline.
  • Advice to an Italian general contractor in relation with a large construction project in Germany.
  • Representation of a major French sport agency company in relation with the termination of an agency agreement.


Italian, German, English, French


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2003)
  • Guest Professor, University of Brasilia (1999)
  • Senior Associate at Bär & Karrer (1998)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1998)
  • Columbia University, New York: LL.M. (1998)
  • Civil Law Notary in the Canton Ticino (1997)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (1997)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (1997)
  • Admitted to the Ticino Bar Association (OATI) (1996)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm (1994-1996)
  • Teacher of Labour law (1992)
  • Teaching Assistant to Prof. Dr. iur. Weber-Dürler (1991-1994)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1991)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Swiss Bar Associations (SAV/FSA)
  • Ticino Bar Associations (OATI)
  • Associations of Swiss and Ticino Notaries Public
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • GASI, Swiss Italian Chapter of ASA

Contact Details

Dr. Cesare Jermini
Bär & Karrer AG
Via Vegezzi 6
CH-6901 Lugano

T: +41 58 261 58 00
F: +41 58 261 58 01


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Domestic Arbitration under the New Swiss Code of Civil Procedure, in: Manuel Arroyo (eds.), Arbitration in Switzerland, The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International 2013 Download »
Commentary to Art. 15-17 Swiss Rules, in: Zuberbühler/Müller/Habegger (eds.), Swiss Rules of International Arbitration. Commentary Zürich, 2nd edition, 2013
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