About the Editor:
Markus Wirth is a Senior Partner in Homburger's litigation and arbitration practice group. For many years Mr. Wirth has focused on international arbitration, where he has acted as counsel and arbitrator. As counsel, he has represented Swiss and foreign companies as well as foreign governments in numerous international arbitration proceedings in Switzerland and elsewhere. As arbitrator he has served in well over 100 international arbitrations, in the majority as chairman of the panel or as sole arbitrator, under a variety of institutional rules and in ad-hoc proceedings.
Mr. Wirth's arbitration experience includes disputes relating to M&A transactions, joint ventures, licensing, distribution, long-term supply contracts, international commodity sales, EPC contracts, project financing, air transportation, telecommunication, competition matters and investor-state disputes.
Mr. Wirth is an honorary president of the Swiss Arbitration Association, a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, and on the arbitrators' list of several arbitration institutions. He is also a lecturer on arbitration in the University of Zurich's post-graduate programme in international business law and he regularly publishes in the field of international commercial arbitration.
Christina Rouvinez is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group of Homburger in Zurich. Her practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. She obtained a Masters of Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas in 2007 after having studied as an exchange student at Columbia Law School in 2005. She then earned a Masters from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris (Sciences-Po Paris) in 2008. Christina Rouvinez gained practical experience in international arbitration in two Parisian law firms, before succeeding the French bar examination in 2009 and joining Homburger the same year. Since then, she has been involved as secretary to the arbitral tribunal and party counsel in a number of arbitral proceedings conducted under the ICC, Swiss Chambers and UNCITRAL Rules.
Joachim Knoll is a Partner with the firm of Brown&Page in Geneva, specializing in international dispute resolution. He has acted as counsel and/or sole arbitrator in ad hoc proceedings (including under the UNCITRAL Rules) and in cases under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, and the Swiss Rules. Trained in Germany and France, he holds LL.M. degrees from Boston University School of Law and King's College London School of Law. Mr. Knoll is admitted to the New York State Bar.
Tetiana BERSHEDA is the Founding Partner of BERSHEDA Avocats
Teresa CHENG SC is a Senior Counsel, Chartered Engineer, Chartered
Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator.
Christopher CLARKE is and has been since January 2005 a High Court
Judge, sitting in the Commercial Court in London.
Pierre DUCRET is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group
of Schellenberg Wittmer in Geneva.
Elliott GEISINGER is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s office in
Geneva, where he heads the International Arbitration Group.
Ahmed Sadek EL-KOSHERI is Senior Partner of Kosheri, Rashed and
Riad Law Firm Cairo, Egypt.
Bernhard F. MEYER is a Senior Arbitrator and Arbitration Counsel at
MME | Partners, Zurich, Switzerland.
William W. (Rusty) PARK is Professor of Law at Boston University,
teaching in the areas of tax, finance and dispute resolution.
Constantine PARTASIDES is a Partner and the Head of the
Freshfields International Arbitration Group in London where he
returned after ten years of practising international arbitration at
Freshfields’ Paris office.
Tyler B. ROBINSON is a Partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
and a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group,
based in the London office.
Peter SCHLOSSER is Professor Emeritus at the Law School of the
Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität of Munich.
Michael E. SCHNEIDER is a Founding Partner of LALIVE in Geneva
and the Chairman of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).
Pierre TERCIER is Emeritus Professor of the University of Fribourg
(Switzerland) and Honorary Chairman of the International Court of
Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris.