• "He is quick on his feet, has fantastic language skills, and is very erudite and impressive."

     

    Chambers Europe 2014

  • "Knows the international arbitration principles inside out. "

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2017

  • "I was really impressed with his command of the case."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Highly acclaimed arbitrator and arbitration counsel."

     

    Chambers Global 2017

  • "He is a top-notch professional."

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2017

  • "Excels in international commercial arbitration and is identified by peers as a 'very effective' operator."

     

    Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2017

  • "Among the leaders in Switzerland."

     

    Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2017

  • "Extremely collegial."

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2017

 

 

 

Pierre-Yves Gunter

Partner

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 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).

Languages

French, 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

Memberships and Public Offices

  • ICCA
  • LCIA
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)

Contact Details

Pierre-Yves Gunter
Bär & Karrer AG
quai de la Poste 12
CH-1211 Genève
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 57 00
F: +41 58 261 57 01
pierre-yves.gunter@baerkarrer.ch

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