Martin Wiebecke is admitted to practise in Switzerland, Germany and New York.
He has acted as counsel, sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator or chair in more than 170 international commercial arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, Swiss Chambers, DIS, VIAC (Vienna), Stockholm Institute, AAA, SIAC, MKAS (Moscow), CAS and other institutions, UNCITRAL, and in ad hoc arbitrations. He also has investor–state arbitration, domestic arbitration and mediation experience, and an arbitration-related court practice (annulment in execution proceedings).
His arbitration experience includes mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, privatisations, foreign investments, infrastructure and development projects, construction and engineering, automotive, oil and gas, energy and natural resources, mining, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, biotechnology, telecommunications, technology transfer, licence agreements, patents, IP, FRAND, insurance and reinsurance, banking and finance, tax, defence contracts, disputes involving states and public entities and enterprises, agency, distribution, and sale and purchase agreements.
He is on the panel of arbitrators of several leading arbitral institutions and a member of various professional associations. He is a past chair of the International Sales Commission of the International Association of Lawyers.
Martin Wiebecke was educated at the Universities of Freiburg/Brsg (BA Econ, 1979), Geneva, Göttingen (JD, 1983) and Basle (lic iur, 1986), and at Columbia Law School (LLM, 1984). He is fluent in German, English and French, and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese.