Mr. Michael E. Schneider
Michael E. Schneider is a founding partner of LALIVE. He has practised in international arbitration for more than 35 years as counsel in ad hoc proceedings and under various rules, including those of the ICC, ICSID, Swiss Rules, Stockholm Institute, the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), European Development Fund, UNCITRAL, and before other international bodies, including the WTO Appellate Body and the United Nations Compensation Commission. He has also acted as arbitrator (chair, sole or co-arbitrator) under the rules of many institutions both in Switzerland and abroad. He is listed on the panels of arbitrators of the Swiss national committee of the ICC.
Michael E. Schneider’s main areas of practice are disputes involving States and multinational corporations in construction, industrial engineering and infrastructure projects, natural resources (in particular oil and gas), pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. He has specific experience in managing large and complex disputes, organising and leading teams of specialists from different fields
and different legal and cultural backgrounds.
Michael E. Schneider is president of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He is also the vice chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, and has been a member of several of its working groups (1998 and 2009 revisions of the ICC rules, construction, pre-arbitral referee). He has been chairing the UNCITRAL WG II (Arbitration) on the revision of the Arbitration Rules since 2006 and is a member of the executive committee of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). The academic assignments of Michael E. Schneider include Director of Studies at the Centre for Studies and Research at the Hague Academy of International Law (Transnational Arbitration and State Contracts). He graduated from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and is a former AIESEC trainee with the Shell Company in Sierra Leone. Michael E. Schneider studied law and history at the universities of Munich, Bonn and Geneva.