LL.M. (1970) Yale; Dr. iur., summa cum laude (1967), University of Zurich; Law studies in Zurich, Göttingen, Padova, The Hague, and Yale.
Full-time International Commercial Arbitration practice re commercial contracts, investment protection, construction, major infrastructure projects, plant and equipment, oil and gas, raw materials, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, automobile industry, mergers and acquisition, bonds and guarantees, distributorships, licenses, tourism, sport sponsorship, art trade (1976 to date).
Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Paris, London, Stockholm, Vienna, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest, Sofia, Milan, Cairo, Bahrain, Kathmandu, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Djakarta, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, Boston.
ICC, LCIA, Swiss Chambers, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Austrian Economic Chamber, DIS, Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bulgarian Chamber, GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Gulf Cooperation Council, AAA/IDRC, Chamber of International Arbitration of Milan.
Switzerland's Private International Law, 2ed, Kluwer 1993 (with Karl Arnold and Michele Patocchi); Commentary to Art. 187 PIL Statute, 2ed, 2007; Numerous articles on international arbitration. Full details: www.pierrekarrer.com.