Christoph Brunner

Prof. Dr. iur., LLM., Attorney at Law

Christoph Brunner is an independent arbitrator, counsel and legal expert based in Bern / Switzerland. After having practiced dispute resolution for more than 25 years at major Swiss and leading international arbitration firms, he founded brunner.arbitration in 2022.


Christoph Brunner has a broad range of experience, both as counsel and arbitrator, in more than 100 international commercial arbitrations governed by various institutional and ad hoc rules, under numerous substantive laws. His range of expertise covers M&A, joint ventures, construction / infrastructure projects, sales, distribution, agency and licensing contracts and commercial contracts in general.


He is ranked for arbitration and litigation in Chambers, Global Guide and Europe, in Who’s Who Legal, Thought Leaders, “Global Leader” and “National Leader”, as well as Leaders League, Best Arbitrators Switzerland. He is a Titular Professor of Law at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Christoph Brunner is very highly regarded and very much in demand thanks to his sterling reputation as an excellent arbitrator with tremendous experience and an analytical mind.

WWL Switzerland, Arbitration 2022


WWL Thought Leaders – Arbitration 2022 (since 2018), Thought Leader Q&A: https://whoswholegal.com/christoph-brunner


Services

Arbitrator / counsel in international and domestic disputes resolution

Early case assessment / neutral evaluation

Settlement facilitation / conciliation

Legal expert

Contract design

Curriculum Vitae

Arbitration Experience

Christoph Brunner has acted as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator, counsel, and legal expert in more than 100 international commercial arbitrations governed by various institutional and ad hoc rules. He has acted as arbitrator under the substantive laws of, inter alia, Switzerland, England, France, Germany, the UAE, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, California, and under the CISG.

Areas of Expertise

Arbitration / litigation (including conciliation and early case assessment); advice on commercial contracts; M&A and joint ventures; construction/infrastructure projects; sales; distribution / agency and licensing; enforcement of arbitral awards, international legal assistance.

Industry Sectors

Energy (including price adjustment disputes; electricity supply, photovoltaics, natural resources), construction and engineering, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, high-tech products, machinery, information and communication technology, aerospace, automotive, railways, telecommunication, insurance, sports marketing, and commodity trading.

Languages

German (native); English and French (fluent); Italian and Spanish (reading knowledge)

Publications

Christoph Brunner has published several books and numerous articles on commercial law and international arbitration. In particular, he is the author of the well-known treatise “Force Majeure and Hardship under General Contract Principles” (Kluwer, 2009) and author and editor of a Commentary on the CISG (2nd German edition 2014; English edition Kluwer 2019).


see Publications

Teaching Activities

Lecturer at the University of Bern for commercial law and international arbitration (since 2006)

Professional Positions, Activities and Memberships

ICC Swiss Commission of Arbitration; ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR; LCIA European Users’ Council; German Institution of Arbitration (DIS); International Arbitration Institute (IAI), Paris; Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); ELArb; ACT List of Arbitrators; Swiss and International Bar Association; International Association of Boalt Alumni (Berkeley); Member working group Supplemental Swiss Rules for Corporate Law Disputes; Jusletter (head editor of section domestic and international sales law); Push Service, Weblaw (co-editor of section on contract law).

Education / Degrees

Titular Professor of Law, University of Bern (since 2014)

Adjunct Professor (Privatdozent) for Commercial Law, Comparative Law and International Arbitration, University of Bern (since 2007)

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of California at Berkeley (1996 - 1997)

Doctorate in Law (Dr. iur.), University of Bern (1996)

Positions Held

2020-2022 Partner at Peter & Kim

2016-2019 Partner at Peter & Partners

2009-2015 Partner at Python & Peter

2001-2009 Counsel at Python & Peter

1997-2001 Associate at two major Swiss law firms based in Geneva

Recognitions

see Recognitions

Representative Cases as Counsel and Arbitrator

M&A

  • President in an ICC arbitration involving an M&A / purchase price adjustment dispute (earn out clause).
  • President in a Swiss Arbitration Centre arbitration concerning a Share Purchase Agreement.
  • Sole Arbitrator in a Swiss Arbitration Centre arbitration regarding a Share Purchase Agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Swiss Arbitration Centre arbitration in a major M&A dispute in the pharmaceutical & biotech industry.
  • Counsel in an ICC case involving an M&A dispute (price adjustment dispute / earn-out clause) and multiple respondents.

Energy

  • Co-arbitrator in a UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitration regarding the transportation of natural gas.
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration appointed by one of the largest global energy players in a dispute involving the gas sector.
  • Lead counsel in a Swiss Arbitration Institute arbitration involving a long-term electricity agreement relating to hydro power.
  • Swiss co-counsel in an ICC arbitration relating to an electricity supply agreement involving anti-suit injunctions and issues of force majeure and hardship.

Construction

  • President in an ICC arbitration involving an EPC Contract for the construction of a handling and storage system for an international seaport in Central Asia.
  • President in a VIAC arbitration concerning the construction and supply of clinics.
  • Lead-partner in an ICC arbitration relating to a major joint venture infrastructure project.
  • Co-lead partner in two related arbitrations, under the ICC Rules and Swiss Rules, respectively, representing a building contractor against an Eastern European state entity.

Sales

  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration concerning a sale of commodities.
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration relating to the supply and installation of high-tech machinery and equipment.
  • See also above re M&A.

Pharmaceuticals and Biotech

  • Co-arbitrator in a Swiss Arbitration Centre arbitration in a major M&A dispute in the pharmaceutical & biotech industry.
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC case involving a distribution contract for medical diagnostic devices and life sciences product lines.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Swiss Arbitration Centre arbitration concerning adult stem cell processing systems.
  • Sole Arbitrator in a Swiss Arbitration Centre arbitration concerning vaccines.

Distribution & Agency

  • President of an ICC arbitration involving a consultancy agreement related to engines for nuclear power plants.
  • President in a Swiss Arbitration Centre arbitration involving a distribution agreement for medical diagnostics devices in the MENA-Region.
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration involving an IT services agreement for airports.

Sports Marketing

  • Sole arbitrator in a Swiss Arbitration Centre case relating to a sports marketing agreement in the ski industry.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Swiss Arbitration Centre case in the football industry.

Enforcement and Setting Aside Proceedings

  • Counsel for a UAE claimant against multiple Respondents in attachment and enforcement proceedings of a DIAC award in Switzerland.
  • Counsel for a Turkish claimant in enforcement proceedings of an arbitral award rendered in England.
  • Counsel in setting aside proceedings, Swiss Supreme Court decision 4A_508/2013 of 27 May 2014, 33 ASA Bull 865 (2015), ATF 140 III 278; Swiss Supreme Court decision 4A_550/2009 of 29 January 2010.

Legal Expert and Early Case Assessment

Legal Expert in International Commercial Arbitrations

  • Legal expert in an ICC arbitration seated in Paris concerning a supply contract regarding a nutrient governed by the CISG involving issues of price determination.
  • Legal expert in an ICC arbitration seated in Paris concerning a long-term supply agreement regarding high-tech goods governed by Belgian law including the CISG, involving issues of hardship and interpretation of “take or pay”, “supply or pay” “change of technology” and “flexibility” clauses. 
  • Legal expert in an DIS arbitration seated in Berlin concerning a supply agreement for the delivery of medical devices involving issue of force majeure, quantum, statute of limitations and interest.

Early Case Assessment

  • Provided Swiss law advice for a NASDAQ listed company represented by a US law firm in relation to a potential dispute under a supply contract concerning the interpretation and validity of clauses limiting and excluding liability, defective products, recoverable types of damages, fraudulent concealment, negligent misrepresentation, Swiss choice of law principles, etc.
  • Provided Swiss law advice for a Turkish company in relation to a potential dispute under a long-term lease agreement involving issues of force majeure, interpretation of contract adaptation and other contractual clauses and arbitration related matters. 

Publications

Treatises / Commentaries

  • Force Majeure and Hardship under General Contract Principles, Exemption for Nonperformance in International Arbitration, Wolters Kluwer, 2009 (589 pages)
  • Commentary on the UN Sales Law (CISG), Wolters Kluwer, 2019 (774 pages) (Introduction, Preamble, Article 79; Articles 2–5, 7–40, 45–101 [jointly with coauthors]; general editorship [jointly with Benjamin Gottlieb])
  • Commentary on the UN Sales Law (CISG) (UN-Kaufrecht – CISG), 2nd German edition, 2014 (editor, author/co-author) (933 pages)
  • Proposals for the introduction of a paperless mortgage credit note (Vorschläge zur Ausgestaltung des Schuldbriefes als papierloses Registerpfand), Basel 2003 (together with Wolfgang Wiegand) (106 pages)
  • Liability of Publicly Held Corporations for a Violation of a Duty to Disclose, in Particular the ‘Ad Hoc Publicity’ - Comparative Study of the Relative Law in the U.S. and Switzerland, Bern 1998 (129 pages)
  • Uncertificated securities (Wertrechte – nicht verurkundete Rechte mit gleicher Funktion wie Wertpapiere), doctoral thesis, Bern 1996 (345 pages)

Contributions to legal commentaries / compilations

  • Approaches to the Unforeseen before Arbitral Tribunals, in Atamer, Süzel and Geisinger (eds.), The Unforeseen in International Construction Contracts, Istanbul International Construction Law Conferences IV (2019), Istanbul 2020, 323-341
  • Rules on force majeure as illustrated in recent case law, in Bortolotti & Ufot (eds.), Dossier XVII: Hardship & Force Majeure, 38th Annual Meeting of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, ICC Publ. No. 796E, Paris 2018, 82-112
  • Introduction to the Swiss Rules; Interpreting and Supplementing the Applicable National Law and the Terms of the Contract by Reference to General Contract Principles, in Manuel Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland, The Practitioner’s Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed. 2018, 437-452 (Vol. I); 2759-2766 (Vol. II) 
  • Commentary on Articles 35-44 CISG, in Peter Mankowski (ed.), Commercial Law, Article- by-Article Commentary, Baden-Baden, 2019, 190-232 (together with Michael Schifferli)
  • The buyer's right to avoid the contract due to fundamental breach of contract by the seller in case of non-conforming goods (Das Vertragsaufhebungsrecht des Käufers aufgrund wesentlicher Vertragsverletzung des Verkäufers bei Beschaffenheitsmängeln), in Emmenegger et al. (eds.), Festschrift für Thomas Koller, Bern 2018, 75-108 (together with David Möckli)
  • Contrat de Vente soumis à la CVIM, in Sylvain Marchand / Laurent Hirsch / Christine Chappuis (eds.), Contrats commerciaux en droit suisse (Modèles de contrat en français et en anglais ainsi que commentaire), Basel 2013, 91-146
  • The Arbitrator’s Duty not to Give Decisions that Might Surprise the Parties, in Python & Peter (ed.), L’éclectique juridique, Receuil d’articles en l’honneur de Jacques Python, Zürich/Bern, 2011, 221-234
  • Commentary on Art. 180 PILS, “Challenge of an arbitrator” (Kommentierung des Art. 180 IPRG), in Pascal Grolimund, Leander D. Loacker / Anton K. Schnyder (eds.), Basler Kommentar, Internationales Privatrecht, 4. Aufl., 2020 (together with Wolfgang Peter)
  • Commentary on co-ownership, Art. 646 to 651 of the Swiss Civil Code (Kommentierung der Art. 646-651 ZGB betr. das Miteigentum), in Thomas Geiser / Stephan Wolf (eds.), Kommentar zum Schweizerischen Zivilgesetzbuch, ZGB II, Basler Kommentar, 6th ed., Basel 2019; together with Jürg Wichtermann)
  • Commentary on Articles 71-73 CISG (Kommentierung der Artikel 71-73 CISG), in Heinrich Honsell (eds.), Kommentar zum UN-Kaufrecht, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2nd ed. 2010 (together with Christoph Hurni)
  • Commentary on the CISG (Erläuterungen zum UN-Kaufrecht [CISG]), in Gerhard Walter / Monique Jametti Greiner / Ivo Schwander, Internationales Privat- und Verfahrens recht, Bern 2004 (incl. updates), Nr. 24, 1-112

Articles in law journals (sales law)

  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2021 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2021), in Jusletter 5. Dezember 2022 (together with Dario Galli, Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2020 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2020), in Jusletter 29. November 2021 (together with Dario Galli, Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2019 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2019), in Jusletter 4. Dezember 2020 (together with Markus Vischer, Dario Galli)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2018 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2018), in Jusletter 11. November 2019 (together with Markus Vischer, Dario Galli)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2017 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2017), in Jusletter 24. September 2018 (together with Markus Vischer, Dario Galli)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2016 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2016), in Jusletter 20. November 2017 (together with Markus Vischer, Dario Galli)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2015 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2015), in Jusletter 17. Oktober 2016 (together with Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2014 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2014), in Jusletter 14. Dezember 2015 (together with Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2013 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2013), in Jusletter 24. November 2014 (together with Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2012 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2012), in Jusletter 2. Dezember 2013 (together with Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2011 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2011), in Jusletter 24. September 2012 (together with Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2010 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2010), in Jusletter 3. Oktober 2011 (together with Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2008/09 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht in den Jahren 2008 und 2009), in Jusletter 26. Juli 2010 (together with Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2007 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2007), in Jusletter 13. Oktober 2008 (together with Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2006 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2006), in Jusletter 12.11.2007 (together with Markus Vischer)
  • Review of the case law of the Swiss Supreme Court on sales law in 2005 (Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zum Kaufvertragsrecht im Jahr 2005), in Jusletter 19.06.2006 (together with Markus Vischer)

Articles in law journals (arbitration)

  • The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration in their Edition of June 2012, in Romanian Arbitration Journal 3/2013, 72-83
  • The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration: An Overview for Prospective Users, SchiedsVZ 2010, 243-251
  • No surprises, please, Swiss Federal Supreme Court annuls CAS award, LCIA News, Volume 14, Issue 1, November 2009, 38-39
  • Waiver of appeals in international arbitration after the decision in Cañas (Rechtsmittelverzicht in der internationalen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit: eine Standortbestimmung nach dem Cañas-Urteil) (BGE133 III 235), AJP 2008, 738-751
  • 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 Talia Einhorn / Kurt Siehr (eds.), Intercontinental Cooperation Through Private International Law, Essays in Memory of Peter E. Nygh, Den Haag 2004, 469-487 (together with Gerhard 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, T.II, El arbitraje, Mexico City 2005
  • ASA Conference on Arbitration in Banking and Financial Matters, 31 January 2003, Geneva, SchiedsVZ 2003, 130-132
  • 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), Bulletin ASA 2000, 566-581

Articles in law journals (miscellaneous)

  • May the debt collection authority take account of economic policy considerations in connection with a mortgage foreclosure? (Inwiefern kann das Betreibungsamt bei der Grundstücksverwertung wirtschaftliche Überlegungen anstellen?, in: Jusletter 8. Mai 2000
  • Overcollateralisation and right to release (Übersicherung und Freigabeanspruch), NJW (Neue Juristische Wochenschrift, Germany) 1995, 2513-2521 (together with Wolfgang Wiegand)
  • The scope of the compulsory formal requirements and related issues of the real estate purchase agreement (Vom Umfang des Formzwanges und damit zusammenhängende Fragen des Grundstückkaufvertrages), recht 1993, 1-12 (together with Wolfgang Wiegand)

Recognitions

  • WWL National Leader, Switzerland – Arbitration 2022: “Christoph Brunner is "very highly regarded" and "very much in demand" thanks to his sterling reputation as "an excellent arbitrator" with "tremendous experience" and "an analytical mind".”
  • WWL Global Leader – Arbitration 2022: “"Christoph is a very well-respected practitioner"; "Excellent as counsel and arbitrator in commercial disputes"
  • WWL Switzerland – Commercial Litigation 2022: “Christoph Brunner has amassed two decades of experience specialising in dispute resolution.”
  • WWL Thought Leaders – Arbitration 2022 (since 2018), Thought Leader Q&A: https://whoswholegal.com/christoph-brunner
  • WWL Switzerland – Commercial Litigation 2021: “Christoph Brunner is both ‘calm and experienced’ with extensive experience acting on disputes arising out of M&A transactions, construction projects and contractual issues.”
  • WWL Thought Leaders, Switzerland – Arbitration 2021: “The “very experienced” Christoph Brunner is “an excellent practitioner” and a “first-rate arbitrator and counsel”.”
  • WWL Thought Leaders, Switzerland – Arbitration 2019: “Christoph Brunner is recognized for his ‘very balanced approach as arbitrator’, stands out for his ‘very profound knowledge’ when it comes to disputes across the construction sector.”
  • WWL Thought Leaders, Switzerland – Arbitration 2018: “The ‘outstanding’ Christoph Brunner … is widely considered ‘a brilliant lawyer and advocate’.”

  • Chambers, Europe and Global, 2021, Arbitration Counsel – Switzerland: “Christoph Brunner is well versed in handling construction cases and disputes arising out of joint ventures. Clients praise his practical approach, with one going on to explain: “He is very realistic and straightforward. He doesn’t give unnecessary hopes on any situation, and what he says and advises we fully trust.”
  • Chambers, Arbitration, Global Guide 2019: “Sources report that he has a ‘profound knowledge of Swiss law and is calm and well prepared’.

Dominique Koevoets

MLaw, M.A.Junior Associate
Dutch (native), English (fluent), German (fluent), French

Before joining brunner.arbitration, Dominique Koevoets worked at Peter & Kim for two years. Prior to that she worked as a research assistant at the University of Bern in the Criminal Law Department and the Institute of Roman Law. She graduated with a Master of Law (2020) and a Bachelor of Law (2018) from the University of Bern and a Master of Arts in Dutch language and Literature (2009) in the Netherlands, where she won several competitions with her university’s debating team.


Before moving to Switzerland, she worked as a teacher at a public and later a private college for a total of 10 years. For the University of Bern, she successfully participated in the Vienna Moot Court and has been sitting as an arbitrator in various pre-moots and in Vienna ever since. Dominique is currently a Swiss bar exam candidate.



Representative Cases

  • Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in an ICC arbitration involving IT services agreement for airports.
  • Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in in an ICC arbitration involving an EPC Contract for the construction of a handling and storage system for an international seaport in Central Asia.
  • Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in an ICC arbitration involving a consultancy agreement related to engines for nuclear power plants.
  • Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in a Swiss Arbitration Centre arbitration related to a service agreement regarding the sale and organization of accommodation for annual congresses.
  • Member of the counsel team in a Swiss Arbitration Institute arbitration involving a long-term electricity agreement relating to hydro power.
  • Member of the counsel team in an ICC arbitration relating to a major joint venture infrastructure project.


Career

  • Junior Associate, Brunner Arbitration LLC present
  • Junior Associate, Peter & Kim Ltd 2020 - 2022
  • Research Assistant, University of Bern (Criminal Law Department) 2017 - 2020
  • Junior Research Assistant, University of Bern (Institute of Roman Law) 2015 - 2019
  • Teacher Dutch language and literature, various colleges 2004-2014


Education

  • Master of Law (MLaw), University of Bern 2020 (summa cum laude)
  • Bachelor of Law (BLaw), University of Bern 2018 (magna cum laude)
  • Master of Arts – Dutch Language and Literature (M.A.), University of Tilburg 2009 (first class honors)


Professional Associations

  • ASA-40
  • Moot Alumni Association (MAA)


Publications

  • Societas leonina: der leoninische Vertrag einst und heute in: Fasel, U. & Fargnoli, I. (Eds.): Die Anschauungen römischer Juristen und ihre Wirkung bis heute, 2018 Bern, Stämpfli Verlag, pp. 147-164. (co-author: Luca Yousef)
  • Die Kaufpreisgefahr im klassischen Rom und seit der Kodifikation des schweizerischen Privatrechts in: Fasel, U. & Fargnoli, I. (Eds.): Eugen Huber und die romanistische Grundlage des Schweizer Kaufrechts, 2015 Bern, Stämpfli Verlag, pp. 77-96.


Patrick Gürtler

BLawJunior Associate
German (native), English (fluent), French

Before joining brunner.arbitration, Patrick Gürtler worked at Peter & Kim as a junior associate. Prior to that, he worked as a junior research assistant at the University of Bern (Institute of Roman Law). He graduated with a Bachelor of Law (2020) from the University of Bern and will soon complete his Master of Law.


During his studies, Patrick successfully participated in the Vienna Moot Court and was an active member of the debating club.



Representative Cases

  • Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in an ad hoc arbitration regarding an exclusive licensing agreement for food supplements.
  • Assistance to the Arbitral Tribunal in a Swiss Arbitration Centre arbitration relating to the procurement and introduction of a clinic information system.


Career

  • Junior Associate, Brunner Arbitration LLC present
  • Junior Associate, Peter & Kim Ltd 2022
  • Junior Research Assistant, University of Bern (Institute of Roman Law) 2019-2022


Education

  • Bachelor of Law (BLaw), University of Bern 2020 (magna cum laude)


Professional Associations

  • Moot Alumni Association (MAA)


Publications

  • In ius vocatio und die heutige Prozesseinleitung in: Fargnoli, I. & Fasel, U. (Eds.): Der Bildungswert des römischen Zivilprozesses für die heutigen Juristen, Schriftenreihe zu Eugen Huber, Band 16, 2020 Bern, Stämpfli Verlag, pp. 49-65.


Yaman Gürsel

Ph.D. candidate, LL.M., BLawJunior Associate
Turkish (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), German

Yaman Gürsel is a fully-qualified lawyer in Turkey, registered with Istanbul Bar Association since 2016. Later, he was admitted to the University of Fribourg with a scholarship to pursue LL.M. in International Business Law, specializing in international commercial arbitration and contract law compared. Following his graduation in 2018, he started doing his Ph.D. in private law under Prof. Dr. Pascal Pichonnaz's supervision at the University of Fribourg. He wrote a dissertation based on a comparative analysis regarding the creation and implementation of non-possessory secured transactions as instruments to access financings for SMEs. During his Ph.D., he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of International Business Law at the University of Fribourg (2020-2022).


During his Bachelor of Laws, Yaman participated in the Willem C. VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2014-2015) and has been coaching the VIS moot Team of Istanbul Bilgi University (2020-present).



Career

  • Junior Associate, Brunner Arbitration LLC present
  • Legal intern, Institute for the Unification of Private law (UNIDROIT) 2022
  • Research Assistant, Institute for International Business Law (University of Fribourg) 2020-2022
  • Legal Intern, Erçin Bilgin Bektasoglu Law Firm 2015-2016


Education

  • Ph.D. in Private Law, University of Fribourg (2018 – 2023)
  • LL.M. in International Business Law, University of Fribourg 2018 (magna cum lauda)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Istanbul Bilgi University 2015


Publications

  • Keeping up with the Times: The Transformation of the Publicity Regime with New Movable Property Security Rights and Developments in Blockchain Technology in: European Property Law Journal, Vol 9, Issue 2-3, December 2020, pp. 73-132.
  • Civil Law (mainly Turkish and Swiss Law) Approaches to the Prohibition of Pactum Commissorium and a Brief Overview to Implementation of the Pactum Commissorium under Common Law Bahçesehir University Law Review, Vol 14, No 175, April 2019, pp. 941-965.


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WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR DATA?

You have rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability, to revoke your consent and to object. If you believe that the processing of your data violates the data protection laws, you can report this to us or the relevant supervisory authority. You have the right to object to our data processing that is based on our legitimate interest or that occurs for direct marketing purposes.


HOW CAN WE CHANGE THIS DATA PROTECTION NOTICE?

We reserve the right to change this data protection notice at any time. Changes will be published on the website. Last revision January 2023.


WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DATA PROCESSING?

Responsible for the data processing is Brunner Arbitration LLC, Schweizerhof-Passage 7, P.O. Box, 3001 Bern, Switzerland.