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Click here to enlarge.   Christoph BRUNNER IAI Member   
Peter & Kim Ltd.
Schweizerhof-Passage 7
3011 Bern
Tel: +41.58.317.7050
Fax: +41 58.317.7075

Languages   German (native); English, French (fluent); Italian, Spanish (knowledge)
Nationality   Switzerland
Bar Admission   Bern/Switzerland - 1994
Education   University of Bern (Doctorate in law - 1996); University of California at Berkeley School of Law (LLM - 1997)
Titular Professor and Lecturer (Commercial Law, Comparative Law and Arbitration) - University of Bern (2006-)
as Arbitrator  
President, Sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in numerous international arbitration proceedings, under various institutional rules such as the ICC Rules, the Swiss Rules and the Vienna Rules, as well as ad hoc rules (including UNCITRAL)
as Counsel  
Numerous international arbitration proceedings, under various institutional rules (including ICC Rules and Swiss Rules) and ad hoc rules (including UNCITRAL) (joint ventures and consortia, mergers & acquisitions, international sales, construction and engineering, distribution and agency as well as other commercial contracts disputes)
Relating to  
• Force Majeure and Hardship under General Contract Principles, Exemption for Non-performance in International Arbitration (Wolters Kluwer, 2009)

• Co-editor, author and co-author, Commentary on the UN Sales Law (CISG) (Wolters Kluwer, 2019)

• "Approaches to the Unforseen before Arbitral Tribunals" (forthcoming in The Unforeseen in International Construction Contracts (Y.E. Atamer, E.B. Süzel, E. Geisinger eds.)

• "Rules on force majeure as illustrated in recent case law," in Hardship and Force Majeure in International Commercial Contracts 82 (F. Bortolotti and D. Ufot eds., ICC Publ. No. 796E, 2018)

• "The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration – Introduction," in Arbitration in Switzerland, The Practitioner's Guide 437 (M. Arroyo ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2nd ed. 2018)

• "Special Topics – Interpreting and Supplementing the Applicable National Law and the Terms of the Contract by Reference to General Contract Principles," in Arbitration in Switzerland, The Practitioner's Guide 2759 (M. Arroyo ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2nd ed. 2018)

• "Contrat de Vente soumis à la CVIM," in Recueil de contrats commerciaux, Modèles commentés selon le droit Suisse 91 (S. Marchand, C. Chappuis, L. Hirsch eds., Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, 2013)

• "Kommentierung zu Art. 180 IPRG [Commentary on Art. 180 PILS, 'Challenge of an arbitrator']," in Basler Kommentar, Internationales Privatrecht, 3. Aufl. (H. Honsell, N.P. Vogt, A.K. Schnyder, S.V. Berti eds., Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, 2013) (with W. Peter)

• "The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration," 2013(3) Rom. Arb. J. 72

• "The Arbitrator’s Duty not to Give Decisions that Might Surprise the Parties," in L’éclectique juridique, Recueil d’articles en l’honneur de Jacques Python 221 (Python & Peter eds., 2011)

• "The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration: An Overview for Prospective Users," SchiedsVZ 2010, at 243

• "No surprises, please, Swiss Federal Supreme Court annuls CAS award," 14(1) LCIA News 38 (Nov. 2009)

• "Rechtsmittelverzicht in der inter¬nationalen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit: eine Standortbestimmung nach dem Cañas-Urteil (BGE 133 III 235) [Waiver of the right to challenge an international arbitral award: the legal situation after the Cañas decision]," 17(6) AjP 738 (2008)

• "Interim Measures and Arbitration - Impact of the ILA Principles on Provisional and Protective Measures in International Litigation on the Draft Provisions on Interim Measures of Protection of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration," in Intercontinental Cooperation Through Private International Law, Essays in Memory of Peter E. Nygh 469 (T. Einhorn & K. Siehr eds., 2004) (with G. Walter)

• "National Report on the Relationship Between Arbitration and Other Forms of Private and Public Forms of Justice – Switzerland" (Report prepared for the XII World Congress on Procedural Law, Mexico City, 21 - 26 September 2003) (with G. Walter)

• "Procedural Public Policy as a Ground for Setting Aside International Arbitral Awards – Comments on the Swiss Federal Supreme Court’s decision of April 28, 2000 (Egemetal v. Fuchs)," 2000 ASA Bull. 566

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