Christoph Brunner

Christoph Brunner

Partner, Peter & Partners


Christoph Brunner is a partner at Peter & Partners (Bern/Geneva) with over 20 years of experience in international arbitration. He has acted as counsel, presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and legal expert in more than 85 international commercial arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional (e.g., UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, Swiss and Vienna Rules). As arbitrator he has acted under the substantive laws of Switzerland, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, California (among others). His range of expertise covers in particular M&A, joint ventures, construction/infrastructure projects, sales, distribution and agency contracts. 

He has acted for major corporate groups, including high value cases, in disputes involving states and state entities, and in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes across a wide range of sectors. 

Christoph Brunner is a titular professor at the University of Bern, holds an LLM (1997) from UC Berkeley and is highly recognized for arbitration in Chambers and Who’s Who Legal. He regularly speaks and writes on international arbitration and commercial law topics. In particular, he is the author of the treatise "Force Majeure and Hardship under General Contract Principles", and a Commentary on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). He is a member of the Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution and various professional organisations.