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Marc D. Veit




Marc Veit joined LALIVE in 2014. He specializes in international arbitration and litigation and has acted as counsel and arbitrator in a large number of international arbitrations, both ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under institutional rules (ICC, Swiss rules, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, IATA) involving the substantive and/or procedural laws of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, England, China, Turkey, Sweden, Singapore, Hong Kong, Georgia, Ukraine, Korea and Albania.


Marc Veit has extensive experience in complex international arbitration and litigation matters with particular emphasis on multi-jurisdictional disputes. His expertise spans across various industries including energy (in particular gas), construction, telecommunications, life sciences and biotechnology, banking, commodity trading, shipping, ship building and nutrition. Marc Veit also represents parties before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in setting aside proceedings.


Marc Veit is an active member of several associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the IBA Arbitration Committee, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA). He is a frequent speaker and moderator at international conferences on dispute resolution and publishes regularly in the field.  


He has been ranked for many years by Chambers Global as a leading individual in Arbitration and Litigation in Switzerland, and by Legal 500 as a recommended practitioner in Dispute Resolution in Switzerland. 


Before joining LALIVE, Marc Veit was a partner in the arbitration and litigation team of a top tier Swiss law firm in Zurich.  He graduated from the University of St Gallen (lic iur 1997, Dr oec 1999) and was a visiting scholar in 1998 at UC Berkeley, USA. He has for many years, been a lecturer at the Universities of Fribourg and St. Gallen.


Chapter 2, Part II: Commentary on Chapter 12 PILS, Article 184, 3. Taking of EvidenceMarc D. Veit, 2017

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed), Arbitration in Switzerland: The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 1st Edition (2013, pp. 127-140), 2nd Edition (2017)

Swiss Voters Refuse to Limit Lifetime of Operating Nuclear Reactors Marc D. Veit, Simon Leimbacher, 2016

International Law Office, Newsletter (Energy & Natural Resources), 12 December 2016

Commentary of Arts. 34-37 Swiss RulesMarc D. Veit, Anna Masser, 2013

In: Tobias Zuberbühler, Christoph Müller, Philipp Habegger (Eds.), Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, Commentary, Schulthess, Zurich, 2013

Arbitration of Tax Treaty Disputes – the OECD ProposalMarc D. Veit, 2007

Arbitration International 3/2007 Vol. 23, pp. 405-430

Cross-Border Pre-Trial Discovery in SwitzerlandMarc D. Veit, 2007

WW&P Newsletter

Commentary to Art. 34 to 37 of the Swiss Rules of International ArbitrationMarc D. Veit, 2005

In: Zuberbühler/ Müller/ Habegger (Editor[s]), Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, Commentary, Schulthess

Enforcing English Worldwide Freezing Injunctions in Switzerland, Denilauler, Van Uden and Mietz RevisitedMarc D. Veit, 2004

5 Business Law International

Security for Costs in International Arbitration – Some Comments to Procedural Order No. 14 of 27Marc D. Veit, 2002

ASA Bulletin 1/2005, pp. 116-118

Academic Positions

Lecturer in International Arbitration

University of Fribourg


Lecturer in Public Law

University of St. Gallen



Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), Beijing International Arbitration Center (BIAC)2017 Zurich Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China
Zurich, 23 June 2017
Speaker: Invigorating Trade and Developing Dispute Resolution in the PRC (International Trade)

International Bar Association (IBA)Annual Litigation Forum Conference 2017
Zurich, 3-5 May 2017
Speaker: Innovation in litigation – roundtable discussions/workshops

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)Quantifying Claims in Post-M&A Disputes
Bern, 16 September 2016
Moderator: Presentation and Calculation of Damages in Post-M&A Disputes

Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) International Arbitration in India: Changes & Challenges
New Delhi, 11 July 2016
Panelist: Emergency Arbitrations and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)Launch of ASA South-East Asia (SEA) Chapter: Arbitration in Switzerland and Singapore: exchange of best practices
Singapore, 20 June 2016
Speaker: Iura novit curia: What about due process?

Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration Chinese-European Dispute Resolution Seminar
Shenzhen, 18 June 2016
Speaker: Arbitration Swiss Style: Location, Law and Arbitration Rules

ASA jointly with BAC & CIETAC in Beijing; SHIAC in ShanghaiSwiss-Chinese Arbitration Seminar & Workshops
Shanghai and Beijing, 14-18 June 2016
Speakers: Marc Veit and Philipp Habegger

Mannheim International Arbitration ConferenceEffective Fact Finding vs. Information Overload: Too Much Paper in Arbitration?
Mannheim, 26 February 2016
Moderator: Shifting the Burden of Proof – An Efficient Alternative to Document Production?

Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), Institute for Energy Law (IEL), International Court of Arbitration (ICC) 3rd Annual ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration
Houston, 14-15 January 2016
Panelist: Navigating the Changing Geopolitical Landscape during an Energy Dispute

Transnational Law Center (University of Ghent)The Role of Technology and the Internet in International Arbitration
Ghent, 11-12 January 2016
Speaker: Arbitrators and the digital world

ITA-CANACO 10th Annual Americas Workshop, Underlying Corruption Issues in International Arbitration
Mexico City, 1 December 2015
Speaker and Panellist: Proving Corruption, what should be the applicable standard

UNCITRAL Asia-Pacific Judicial SummitAnti-arbitration injunctions
Hong Kong, 28 October 2015
Speaker and Panellist

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Arbitration Seminar and Workshop
Istanbul, 17 September 2015
Moderator and Workshop leader

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)Investment Treaty Arbitration: Importance for Switzerland
Zurich, 2 June 2015

For more information, see the invitation.

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Swiss-Chinese Dispute Resolution Forum
Shanghai, 12-13 March 2015
Moderator and Workshop leader: Arbitration in Switzerland

Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Economy22nd Croatian Arbitration Days
Zagreb, 4-5 December 2014
Speaker: Rights and Duties of Experts

Finnish Arbitration Academy Case management and advocacy in international arbitration
Helsinki, 24 November 2014
Speaker: Advocacy before International Arbitral Tribunals

3rd DIS Baltic Arbitration DaysInternational enforcement of arbitration awards and arbitration in transport related disputes
Riga, 26-27 June 2014
Speaker: Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and International Sanctions

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)ASA Ankara Roadshow
Ankara, 22 October 2013
Panel Speaker: Arbitration in Switzerland

International Bar Association (IBA)Annual Conference - Arbitration Committee, Young Practitioners Symposium
Boston, 6 October 2013
Panel Speaker: The Role of Ethics in International Arbitration

Arbitration Institute FinlandInternational Arbitration Day
Helsinki, 22 May 2013
Speaker: Persuasive Written Advocacy – How to Prepare Convincing Written Submissions

India Branch of International Fiscal Association (IFA)Investment Treaty Arbitration in Tax Matters
Mumbai, 4 December 2012
Speaker: Investment Treaty Arbitration in Tax Matters


Marc Veit advises on both domestic and international litigation and arbitration. One impressed client states: "It can take a long time to explain these things to typical lawyers, but not for Marc; he could spend his time thinking about matters of a higher complexity."
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel, Switzerland (Band 3), 2017

Marc Veit in Zurich is “one of the best” when it comes to handling multi-jurisdictional disputes, and is praised as “a very organised and responsive individual”.
Who’s Who Legal : Arbitration, 2017

Marc Veit has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 80 international arbitrations and is particularly well known for energy-related disputes.
Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2016

Marc Veit is a “great intellect”.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration, 2015

Marc Veit wins plaudits for his handling of international arbitrations. He covers a range of industries including gas, construction, life sciences and shipping.
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel (Band 3), Switzerland, 2015

The “exceptional” Marc D Veit is praised for his “ability to handle complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes with aplomb”.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, 2014

Marc Veit represents individuals and multinational corporations in complex international disputes and is considered a “model arbitrator”.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration, 2014

A “first-class” litigator with “considerable” experience representing multinational corporations and individuals in the telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and energy sectors.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Commercial Litigation, 2014

The ‘very talented’ Marc Veit has a strong reputation for his work representing clients in arbitrations. He regularly acts on cross-border disputes.
Chambers Global & Europe, 2014, Dispute Resolution Switzerland

Marc Veit is 'one of the foremost counsels around'.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, 2014, Arbitration

A large proportion of Marc Veit's contentious work is made up of multi-jurisdictional cases, and he regularly acts on arbitrations with no Swiss connection.
Chambers Global & Europe, 2013, Dispute Resolution Switzerland

Marc Veit is 'good at synthesizing all evidence and presenting it in a coherent and persuasive way', report clients. 'He is smart and prepares excellent pleadings'.
Chambers Global & Europe 2012, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland

Marc Veit is known for his work as a litigator and arbitration counsel, particularly in multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Chambers Global & Europe 2011, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland

Marc Veit is described as ‘young and talented’.
Chambers Global & Europe 2010, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland

Marc Veit recommended.
Legal 500 2012, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution