Dr. Urs Martin Laeuchli has dedicated his life to resolving international business disputes that involve different legal systems and cultures. He has handled hundreds of commercial arbitrations.
A native of Switzerland, he first received a degree in economics, and then training in the civil law system (lic. iur, University of Zürich). Dr. Laeuchli was then a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He completed his law training at Georgetown (LLM) and Stanford (JSD) Universities in the US.
Dr. Laeuchli’s business legal experience not only crosses legal systems, but the whole spectrum of business issues from venture capital, banking, marketing, intellectual property, taxation issues, bankruptcy, to white collar crime.
In addition, he has extensive experience coaching business leaders in Fortune 100 companies in leadership and management consulting.
His arbitration panel memberships include the Swiss National Committee, ICC; ICDR; the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS); the Beijing Arbitration Commission; the China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission (CIETAC); and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
Dr. Laeuchli is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), and the Center for International Legal Studies. He is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; and Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA)(Swiss Arbitration Association).
He lectures regularly on arbitration matters in Asia, Europe and the United States. He has taught at law schools in Switzerland and the US. Among his many publications, he is co-author of the International Chapters in Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration, 3rd Ed. (Juris 2014).
He is admitted to practice law in Switzerland, New York, California, and before the US Supreme Court.
Languages: German (native), English (fluent), French (proficient); some Italian and Chinese.