2015 Annual Lecture

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Professor Pierre Tercier

Honorary Professor, University of Fribourg Honorary Chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce

Professor Pierre Tercier
Professor Pierre Tercier

Lecture: "Harmonization through Arbitration"

Lecture unpublished.



Pierre Tercier was Chairman of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. A Swiss national and Professor Emeritus at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Mr. Tercier has an extensive international arbitration and dispute resolution experience, having served on numerous occasions in ICC, ICSID, and other cases. Professor Tercier is one of the most respected legal scholars in the world. He has authored more than 250 legal writings, focusing on contract law and international arbitration, among which there are several treatises that have become classics. Pierre Tercier was also Chairman of the Swiss Commission on Competition, the Swiss Cartel Commission and the Swiss Insurance Law Society. He has researched and taught law at many universities, including Cambridge University, Columbia Law School, the Max-Planck Institut for private international law in Hamburg and the Universities of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), and Paris IV. He also has been Dean of Fribourg University Law School. Mr. Tercier graduated from the University of Fribourg summa cum laude and was admitted to the bar in 1969. In 2004, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Paris II.