Dr. Michael E. Schneider
Partner at Lalive Law Firm, Geneva
LLM Course: Joint Ventures
Dr. Michael E. Schneider is a founding partner of Lalive law firm. He worked as in-house counsel with Universal Engineering and Finance Company (UNEFICO) and Swiss Bank Corporation Consultants Group, and was Director of Studies of the Centre for Studies and Research at The Hague Academy of International Law. Admitted to the Munich Bar, Mr. Schneider has acted as sole arbitrator, chairman, arbitrator and counsel in many cases relating to foreign investment, concessions and State contracts, long term delivery, civil and industrial engineering construction, telecommunications, oil & gas and other natural resources, joint ventures and consortia, agency and distributorship. These cases were subject to various procedural and substantive laws, including international law, civil and various common law systems, the laws of several Middle Eastern countries, as well as different rules (of the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICSID, European Development Fund, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, UN-ECE, Swiss, Vienna and Stockholm Chambers of Commerce and ad hoc rules). Since 2006, Mr. Schneider has chaired the sessions of the UNCITRAL Working Group II, revising the Arbitration Rules; he is Vice-Chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and of the ICC Arbitration Commission and member of the Executive Committee of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), of the Scientific Council of the Swiss and International Construction Law Institute and of the Executive Committee of the Section of Foreign Lawyers of the Geneva Bar. He has been a member of various expert groups including the UNCITRAL Expert Groups on International Contracts of Industrial Works.