Michael Cartier is a partner at Walder Wyss. He represents parties in international arbitrations under all major institutional rules and in ad hoc proceedings, before state courts and in enforcement and legal assistance matters. He is listed as an expert for arbitration in Who's Who Legal 2016 and 2017. He also acts as arbitrator and is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC National Committee (Switzerland). The focus of his work is on construction disputes and international commercial law. He also advises clients in white-collar criminal law matters and corporate investigations. He is an officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).
Michael attended St. Gall University (lic. iur. HSG 2001, Dr. iur. 2007). During his studies he spent a year in Japan studying Japanese and working for a Japanese trading company. He clerked at the District Court of Ober-/Neutoggenburg (Canton St. Gall) and the Department of Building and Environment of the Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden, and has been practicing law in Zurich since 2004.
Michael’ professional languages are English and German. He also speaks French and some Japanese. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all Switzerland.