Curriculum Vitae

Arbitration Experience


Urs Weber-Stecher acted as chairman, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and counsel in over 150 international and national arbitration proceedings (ICC, Swiss Arbitration Centre, DIS, VIAC, HKIAC, CEPANI, ZCC, UNCITRAL, ad hoc) in the fields of legal expertise and specialization listed in the following paragraph, involving substantive laws of Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, France, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, USA and CISG, ex aequo et bono. ▶  Experience

Fields of legal expertise / specialization / industries


Competition law, intellectual property law, commercial contracts, agency, distribution, franchising and license agreements, research & development agreements, sales and purchases, construction contracts, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder agreements in a wide range of industries incl. energy and natural resources (incl. gas price disputes), construction, engineering, machinery, information and communication technology, aerospace and defense, automotive, telecommunication, insurance, pharmaceuticals, medical engineering, commodity trading, food production.

Mediation experience


Commercial mediations as mediator and counsel in connection with shareholders' agreements, restructuring of management, succession planning, distribution agreement (pharmaceutical industry), purchase of hardware and software, aircraft leasing, mismanagement of investments by trust company. ▶  Experience

Teaching Activities

  • Guest lecturer on international arbitration in the LL.M. program in International Business Law at the University of Zurich
  • Lecturer for CAS (Certificate in Advanced Studies) in international arbitration at the Universities of Lucerne and Neuchâtel in cooperation with the SAA

Professional positions and activities

  • Member of the Board of the Association Suisse d'Arbitrage (ASA)
  • Member of the Advisory Council for Mediation of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
  • Vice-Chair of the Board of the Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA) (

Fellowships in arbitration institutions

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)
  • Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR)

Memberships in professional organisations and institutions

  • ICC Commission on Arbitration
  • International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS)
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (Germany, Swiss Chapter)
  • International Bar Associations (IBA Dispute Resolution Section, Arbitration Committee; Antitrust and Trade Law Section, Antitrust Committee)


  • Mediator SAV (Swiss Bar Association, 2018)
  • SCCM Accredited Mediator (Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation, 2018)
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator (London 2015)
  • Dr. iur., University of Zurich, Law Faculty; doctoral thesis: International Consumer Contracts, Jurisdiction, Enforcement and Applicable Law (in German language)(1997)
  • LL.M., Tulane University, School of Law, including in-depth education in American and International Arbitration (Prof. Th. Carbonneau, in co-operation with AAA) (1994/95)
  • Lic. iur., University of Zurich, Law Faculty (1989)


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