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Click here to enlarge.   Marc BLESSING IAI Member   
Bär & Karrer
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich
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Languages   German (native); English, French (fluent); Italian (knowledge)
Nationality   Switzerland
Bar Admission   Zurich - 1972
Education   University of Zurich (Lic. iur. - 1969; Dr. iur. - 1973); City of London Polytechnic (1969)
Lecturer (International Arbitration and EU Competition Law) - Universities of Zurich and St Gallen, Switzerland
as Arbitrator  
Chair, sole arbitrator or member of the tribunal in numerous international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the aegis of the ICC, LCIA, Zurich Chamber of Commerce (ZHK), and International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (VIAC); mediator
as Counsel  
Numerous international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the ICC and ZHK (international commerce, mergers & acquisitions, EC and US competition law, finance, joint ventures, construction and engineering, oil & gas, and intellectual property matters)
• Zurich Chamber of Commerce, Seller (Switzerland) v. Buyer (Switzerland), Preliminary Award of 25 Nov 1994 (excerpts Kluwer)

• Carl A. Sax and others v. The City of St. Petersburg, UNCITRAL, Final Award, 30 Mar. 2012, (full text)
Relating to  
• "Introduction to International Arbitration," in International Arbitration in Switzerland (Kluwer / Helbling & Lichtenhahn, 2000)

• Introduction to Arbitration - Swiss and International Perspectives (Kluwer / Helbling & Lichtenhahn, 1999)

• Impact of the Extraterritorial Application of Mandatory Rules of Law on International Contracts (Helbling & Lichtenhahn, 1999)

Numerous articles and papers on international arbitration, in English and German, including:

• "State Arbitrations: Predictably Unpredictable Solutions," 22(6) J. Int’l Arb. 435 (2005)

• "The Law Applicable to the Arbitration Clause and to Arbitrability," in ICCA Congress Series No. 9, Improving the Efficiency of Arbitration Agreements and Awards: 40 Years of Application of the New York Convention 168 (Kluwer, 1999)

• "Mandatory Rules of Law versus Party Autonomy in International Arbitration," 14(4) J. Int’l Arb. 23 (1997)

• "The ICC Arbitral Procedure Under the 1998 ICC Rules - What Has Changed?," 8(2) ICC Bull. 16 (1997)

• "Keynotes on Arbitral Decision-Making," in The New 1998 ICC Rules of Arbitration 44 (ICC Pub. No. 586, 1997)

• "Choice of Substantive Law in International Arbitration," 14(2) J. Int’l Arb. 39 (1997)

• "The New York Convention of 1958: Major Problem Areas," in The New York Convention of 1958, ASA Special Series No. 9, at 17 (M. Blessing ed., 1996)

• "Arbitrability of Intellectual Property Disputes," 12(2) Arb. Int’l 191 (1996)

• "Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses," 5 Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 54 (1994)

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