Dr. Christian Alexander Meyer is a seasoned attorney at law and arbitrator. He specializes in complex long-term contracts combined with litigation, debt collection and arbitration. He accompanies and represents clients in difficult negotiations and contract drafting but also in litigation or arbitration and answers questions of compliance and antitrust law.

As arbitration chairman and arbitrator, he has many years of broad experience in numerous complex national and international arbitration proceedings, especially with more than two parties.

He serves the following industries at all levels of development, distribution and marketing: food, consumer and luxury goods, wine and viticulture, commodity trade, purchasing, sales, agency and distribution, automotive, development, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, software and multimedia. He is experienced in finance and accounting and is a member of numerous professional organizations.

Dr. Meyer lectures regularly in Switzerland and abroad, publishes legal articles, and continues his education. He is a pro bono foundation board member.

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Dr. Meyer is contact person of the PARLEX GROUP in Switzerland. The PARLEX Group is an international network of 30 independent law firms active in commercial law.

CAREER
2007 Partner with LANTER, Attorneys & Tax Advisors
1999 Partner with Hürlimann & Uhlmann, Zurich
1994 Senior Associate with Pestalozzi Attorneys-at-law Ltd., Zurich
1993 Associate with Liedekerke, Wolters Waelbroeck & Kirkpatrick S. C., Brussels (with the competition law team, today with Ashurst LLP)
1991 Associate with Thurnherr von Meiss Blum & Partner, Zurich
1990 Associate with Tomasi & Associés, Paris
1986 Associate with Riedener Buob & Schneider, Rorschach
1994 Licencié spécial en droit européen ULB, Free University of Brussels with „DISTINCTION“
1991 Dr. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen, with “VERY GOOD”
1987 Admitted in St. Gallen as attorney to all Swiss courts and notary public
1986 M.A. HSG, University of St. Gallen
LANGUAGES

English
German
French
Italian

FOCUSED ACTIVITIES

Contract law
Agency and distribution law
Party counsel in litigation and arbitration
Arbitrator
International judicial assistance
Patents, trademarks and copyright
Licensing, cartel-, competition and unlawful competition law.
European law
Complex collection proceedings

PUBLICATIONS

How to draft and understand arbitration clauses under the new ICC Rules of Arbitration 2017
Leading decision on international mutual assistance in criminal matters, Swiss Federal Criminal Court grants right to a fair foreign trial for corporations in Switzerland
Thoughts on Distribution Law

Verbotene Vertriebsabsprachen
Agentur- und Vertriebsvertragsbeendigung in der Schweiz, ZVertriebsR 1/2017
Gedanken zum Vertriebsrecht, Jusletter 2016
Ratgeber für erfolgreiches Inkasso in der Schweiz, Zürich 2014
Die Beseitigung des Rechtsvorschlages gemäss ZPO neben der Rechtsöffnung, Zürich 2013
Brevets d’invention et biotechnologie/Erfindungspatente und Biotechnologie, Sion 2006
Grenzziehung zwischen Immaterialgüter- und Kartellrecht, sic 2000
Grenzen der Treuepflicht des Arbeitnehmers beim Stellenwechsel, summajus 1999
Der Euro, Zürich, 1998
Der Alleinvertrieb, 2. Auflage, St. Gallen, 1992