Dr. Manuel Arroyo, LL.M., MCIArb

Position
Partner

Expertise
Manuel Arroyo represents parties and serves as arbitrator (co-arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator) in arbitrations, in particular in proceedings under the ICC Rules, DIS, UNCITRAL, VIAC, SCC, LCIA and Swiss Rules.
He also represents clients in proceedings before state courts and administrative bodies.

Further business activities
Guest lecturer at the Swiss Arbitration Academy.

Professional experience
Admitted to the Basel Bar since 2002; research and teaching assistant at the Basel University Law Faculty (1999); internships in Basel at the Department of Justice and a business law firm (2000/2001); associate with Python Peter, Geneva (2002-2004); law clerk with the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in Lausanne (2004-2006); associate with Bär & Karrer, Zurich (2007-2011); partner/Head of Arbitration with Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (2011-2017); partner with Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich, since 2017

Languages
German, English, Spanish, Italian, French

Professional recognition
The Legal500 wrote: “Practice head Manuel Arroyo is a very diligent, professional and seasoned arbitrator” and “has impressive analytical skills and a deep knowledge of arbitration law”; "skilled and pro-active arbitrator Manuel Arroyo".
Who’s Who Legal stated: “The 'outstanding' Manuel Arroyo 'does a great job as arbitrator' according to sources, who consider him 'very knowledgeable' of international arbitration proceedings and commend his 'sophisticated approach'. Further, “Manuel Arroyo is highly commended by peers for his capability as a counsel in a range of international arbitration proceedings”.
Litigation & International Arbitration Report, Leaders League highly recommends him for international arbitration.
Germany’s leading arbitration journal (SchiedsVZ) praised him as an “international arbitration expert”.

Education
Studies at the University of Basel (lic. iur., 1998; Dr. iur., 2001); internships/study for the bar exam in Basel (bar admission, 2002); University of Stockholm (LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law, 2007)

Professional affiliations
Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), London; Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA), Madrid; German Institution of Arbitration (DIS); International Bar Association (IBA); Swiss Bar Association (SAV); Zurich Bar Association (ZAV); International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), New York



Publications
  • Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, sole editor and co-author, Kluwer Law International, 2018, 2nd ed., 2'957 pages, 2 volumes (considered as the most comprehensive treatise on the law and practice of international arbitration in Switzerland)
  • Commentary on Article 190 PILS (Finality and Challenge of the Award), in: M. Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed., 2018, pp. 266-350
  • Commentary on Article 191 PILS (Competent Judicial Authority), in: M. Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2013, pp. 351-375
  • Commentary on Art. 42 Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (Expedited Procedure), in: M. Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed., 2018, pp. 842-861
  • Commentary on Art. 30 ICC Arbitration Rules (Expedited Procedure), in: M. Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed., 2018, pp. 2429-2434
  • Commentary on Appendix VI of the ICC Arbitration Rules (Expedited Procedure Rules), in: M. Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed., 2018, pp. 2435-2445
  • Commentary on Art. 37 ICC Arbitration Rules (Advance to cover the costs of the arbitration), in: M. Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed., 2018, pp. 2463-2478
  • Commentary on Art. 38 ICC Arbitration Rules (Decisions as to the costs of the arbitration), in: M. Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed., 2018, pp. 2479-2492
  • Schiedsklauseln und Schiedsvertrag, in: Münch/Böhringer/Kasper Lehne/Probst (ed.), Schweizer Vertragshandbuch - Musterverträge für die Praxis, ed. 3, Basel 2018, pp. 97 et seqq. and pp. 135 et seqq.
  • Die Wohn- und Geschäftsraummiete, in: Münch/Böhringer/Kasper Lehne/Probst (ed.), Schweizer Vertragshandbuch – Musterverträge für die Praxis, ed. 3, Basel 2018, pp. 433 et seqq. and pp. 457 et seqq.
  • La procedura arbitrale, in: Benedetelli/Consolo/Radicati di Bronzolo (eds.), Commentario breve al Diritto dell'Arbitrato nazionale ed internazionale (Breviaria Iuris); Parte II: Arbitrato Internazionale; Titolo VI, 2nd edition, Milano 2017, pp. 921 et seqq. (co-authored with Cesare Jermini)
  • When arbitrators miss the deadline for notifying the award… and how to avoid this nightmare, Case Note on Supreme Court decision BGE 140 III 75, in: Belgian Review of Arbitration, b-arbitra, 2016/2, pp. 185-194
  • Commentary on Articles 381–384 Swiss Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO), in: Sutter-Somm/Hasenböhler/Leuenberger (eds.), Kommentar zur Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung (ZPO), 3rd ed., Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2016, pp. 3047–3093
  • The New LCIA Rules, in: C. Müller/S. Besson/A. Rigozzi (eds.), New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2015, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2015, pp. 27–109
  • Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Sole editor and co-author, Kluwer Law International, 2013, 1'656 pages (considered as the most comprehensive treatise on the law and practice of international arbitration in Switzerland)
  • Commentary on Article 190 PILS (Finality and Challenge of Award), in: M. Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2013, pp. 204–264
  • Der Schiedsspruch: Anwendbares Recht (Art. 381 ZPO), in: Thomas Sutter-Somm/Franz Hasenböhler/Christoph Leuenberger (eds.), Kommentar zur Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung (ZPO), 2nd ed., Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2013, pp. 2724 et seqq.
  • Beratung und Abstimmung des Schiedsgerichts (Art. 382 ZPO), in: Thomas Sutter-Somm/Franz Hasenböhler/Christoph Leuenberger (eds.), Kommentar zur Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung (ZPO), 2nd ed., Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2013, pp. 2738 et seqq.
  • Zwischen- und Teilschiedssprüche (Art. 383 ZPO), in: Thomas Sutter-Somm/Franz Hasenböhler/Christoph Leuenberger (eds.), Kommentar zur Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung (ZPO), 2nd ed., Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2013, pp. 2748 et seqq.
  • Commentary on Article 191 PILS (Competent Judicial Authority), in: M. Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed., 2018, pp. 351-375
  • Der Inhalt des Schiedsspruches (Art. 384 ZPO), in: Thomas Sutter-Somm/Franz Hasenböhler/Christoph Leuenberger (eds.), Kommentar zur Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung (ZPO), 2nd ed., Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2013, pp. 2756 et seqq.
  • The new Swiss Rules of International Arbitration 2012 – MLL Legal & Tax Update, December 2012
  • SWITZERLAND – A Location for International Arbitration, Acquisition International, February 2012, p. 36
  • Which is the better approach to Jura Novit Arbiter – the Swiss or English? in: Müller / Rigozzi (eds.), New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration, Zurich 2011, pp. 27 et seqq.
  • The new ICC Rules of Arbitration 2012 – Die neue ICC-Schiedsordnung 2012, in: Meyerlustenberberger Newsletter (December 2011)
  • Schiedsabreden im Kotierungsreglement – Besprechung des Urteils des Bundesgerichts 4A_533/2010 vom 1. Dezember 2010, GesKR 2/2011, pp. 245 et seqq. (co-authored with Till Spillmann)
  • La disciplina del procedimento arbitrale, in: Massimo V. Benedetelli, Claudio Consolo, Luca G. Radicati di Bronzolo (ed.), Commentario breve al Diritto dell'Arbitrato nazionale ed internazionale (Breviaria Iuris No. 24); Parte II: Arbitrato Internazionale; Titolo VI: La procedura arbitrale, Edition 1, Milano 2010, pp. 785 et seqq. (co-authored with Cesare Jermini)
  • La lingua dell'arbitrato, in: Massimo V. Benedetelli, Claudio Consolo, Luca G. Radicati di Bronzolo (ed.), Commentario breve al Diritto dell'Arbitrato nazionale ed internazionale (Breviaria Iuris No. 24); Parte II: Arbitrato Internazionale; Titolo VI: La procedura arbitrale, ed. 1, Milano 2010, pp. 828 et seqq. (co-authored with Cesare Jermini)
  • Der Mietvertrag (Wohnung), in: Peter Münch, Peter Böhringer, Sabina Kasper Lehne, Franz Probst (ed.), Schweizer Vertragshandbuch – Musterverträge für die Praxis, ed. 2, Basel 2010, pp. 343 et seqq.
  • Der Mietvertrag (Geschäftslokal), in: Peter Münch, Peter Böhringer, Sabina Kasper Lehne, Franz Probst (ed.), Schweizer Vertragshandbuch – Musterverträge für die Praxis, ed. 2, Basel 2010, pp. 365 et seqq.
  • Schiedsklauseln, in: Peter Münch, Peter Böhringer, Sabina Kasper Lehne, Franz Probst (ed.), Schweizer Vertragshandbuch - Musterverträge für die Praxis, ed. 2, Basel 2010, pp. 51 et seqq.
  • Der Schiedsvertrag, in: Peter Münch, Peter Böhringer, Sabine Kasper Lehne, Franz Probst (ed.), Schweizer Vertragshandbuch – Musterverträge für die Praxis, ed. 2, Basel 2010, pp. 89 et seqq.
  • Pitfalls of Waiver Agreements under Article 192 PILS in Multi-Contract Settings – Some Remarks on Swiss Federal Court Decision 134 III 260, ASA Bulletin 2009, no. 1, pp. 103 et seqq. (co-authored with Cesare Jermini)
  • Dealing with Dissenting Opinions in the Award: Some Options for the Tribunal, ASA Bulletin 2008, no. 3, pp. 437-465
  • Lis Pendens in International Arbitration – The newly adopted Swiss approach, Stockholm International Arbitration Review 2007, vol. 1, pp. 19–39
  • Schweizer Vertragshandbuch, Musterverträge für die Praxis, Münch/Böhringer/Kasper/Probst [Hrsg.], Basel 2006 (Kurzkommentierung der Geschäftsraum- und Wohnungsmiete, 42 pages, pp. 225–267)
  • Rechtsnatur des Anspruchs der Aktionäre, zum Sonderprüfungsbericht Ergänzungsfragen zu stellen, und Anfechtung der Ablehnung ihres Gesuchs vor Bundesgericht (ZBJV 2006, 7./8., pp. 631 et seqq.)
  • Praxis des Bundesgerichts zur Herausgabe von Retrozessionen und Finder's Fees im Rahmen eines Vermögensverwaltungsvertrages (ZBJV 2006, 7./8., pp. 625 et seqq.)
  • Rechtsfolgen bei unterlassener Anzeige einer Massenentlassung an das Arbeitsamt (ZBJV 2006, 6, pp. 555 et seqq.)
  • Internationale Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit: Unbeachtlichkeit drittstaatlicher Eingriffsnormen bei gültigem Rechtsmittelverzicht nach Art. 192 IPRG (ZBJV 2006, 2, pp. 181 et seqq.)
  • Zu Sinn und Tragweite von Art. 310 Abs. 2 SchKG - Verbindlichkeiten der Masse in der Nachlassstundung (Basler Juristische Mitteilungen 2003, pp. 233–277)
  • Für den zeitlichen Wirkungsbereich der Décharge ist der Zeitpunkt der schadensstiftenden Pflichtverletzung massgeblich und nicht jener des Schadenseintritts (ZBJV 2005, pp. 814 et seqq.)
  • Der fehlende Gerichtsstand in der Schweiz bei vertraglichen Streitigkeiten mit hiesigen Zweigbetrieben ausländischer Gesellschaften – Praxis des Bundesgerichts zu Art. 112 IPRG (Jusletter of 4 April 2005)
  • Die unentgeltliche Rechtspflege wird nicht für einen Prozess, sondern einer Prozesspartei gewährt – Praxis des Bundesgerichts zu Art. 29 Abs. 3 BV (Jusletter of 25 April 2005)
  • Zur rechtsmissbräuchlichen Geltendmachung des mangelnden Schlichtungsverfahrens in Mietstreitigkeiten nach Art. 274a OR und Verwirkung prozessualer Einreden im Allgemeinen (Jusletter of 23 May 2005)
  • Voraussetzungen konkludent geschlossener Aufhebungsverträge und gerechtfertigter fristloser Kündigungen – Praxis des Bundesgerichts zum Arbeitsvertrag (Jusletter of 6 June 2005)
  • Die Einrede "dolo agit, qui petit, quod statim redditurus est" im Rahmen von fiduziarischen Abtretungen und Kettenzessionen (Jusletter of 25 July 2005)
  • Risiken des Bestellers bei Pauschalwerklohnvereinbarungen und Unwirksamkeit von unter Vorbehalt abgegebenen Verrechnungserklärungen (ZBJV 2005, pp. 527 et seqq.)
  • Absolute Nichtigkeit von nicht auf dem amtlichen Formular erfolgten Mietzinserhöhungen; Verwirkung des entsprechenden Rückforderungsrechts bei Rechtsmissbrauch (ZBJV 2005, pp. 623 et seqq.)
  • Kein Erlöschen der Vollmacht mit Eintritt der Handlungsunfähigkeit des Vollmachtgebers bei vorgängiger Vereinbarung ihres Weiterbestehens (ZBJV 2005, pp. 620 et seqq.)
  • Praxis des Bundesgerichts zur Gleichberechtigung von Mann und Frau (1848–1981), Doctoral Thesis, Basel 2001, 235 pages, Basler Studien zur Rechtswissenschaft, 2001, Helbing & Lichtenhahn (ed.), vol. 64/B

Speaking Engagements
  • Rechtliches Gehör, Rügepflicht und Kausalität – Rechtsprechung des Schweizerischen Bundesgerichts, Organizer: ArbAut-ASA-LIS, 21 September 2018, Vienna
  • What do users expect of arbitration? What are their concerns?, Panel Chair/Moderator, Organizer: Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), 7 June 2018, Salzburg
  • The Tribunal's Role in Complex Construction Arbitrations: Dos & Don'ts (especially in serial and parallel arbitrations), Organizer: CAM-SCAI-TILPA, 24 May 2018, Geneva
  • Practical tips on challenging international arbitral awards in Switzerland, Organizer: Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA), 29 January 2018, Zurich
  • Arbitrating Intra-Corporate Disputes, Keynote Speech & Concluding Remarks, Organizer: ICC/CEPANI, 9 December 2016, Brussels
  • Multi-tiered ADR clauses: Best (and worst) practices of arbitral tribunals when dealing with objections that the pre-arbitral dispute resolution tier was not complied with, Organizer: CILS, 4 June 2016, Salzburg
  • Should arbitrators award legal costs incurred in court proceedings relating to the arbitration?, Organizer: International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), 20 March 2016, Vienna
  • The new LCIA Rules, New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2015, Organizer: CEMAJ, Centre de recherche sur les modes amiables et jurisdictionnels de gestion des conflits, 13 November 2015, Neuchâtel
  • La urgencia en el arbitraje – El arbitraje acelerado en el Reglamento Suizo de Arbitraje/L’urgenza nell’arbitrato – L’arbitrato rapido nel Regolamento svizzero d’arbitrato; Tempus Fugit, Organizer: Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA) Italy, 23 October 2015, Rome
  • Appeal proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court and recent case law, Organizer: Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA), 22 June 2015, Zurich
  • La Eficiencia en Arbitraje: Mito y Realidad / Efficiency in Arbitration: Myth and Reality, Organizer: Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA) Switzerland, Germany and Austria, 8 May 2015, Zurich
  • Expert Evidence in Arbitration, International Arbitration Congress, Organizer: Barcelona Bar Association, 17 October 2014, Barcelona
  • Post-Award Issues in International Arbitration, Organizer: Swiss Arbitration Academy, 19 June 2014, Zurich
  • Arbitration and Intellectual Property, International Arbitration Symposium, Organizer: Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), 23 May 2014, Salzburg
  • The managerial (or mismanaging) arbitrator: What are the limits of his power and the requirements of his duty?, Organizer: SCC/SAA/Stockholm University (Mastering the Challenges in International Arbitration), 29–30 August 2013, Stockholm
  • Appointment of the Arbitral Tribunal – Do’s and Don’ts, Organizer: ASA/CEA (The Taboos in International Arbitration), 6 October 2012, La Lécherette
  • Salient Features of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, Organizer: Swiss Arbitration Academy, 25 June 2012, Geneva
  • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution conference (Jura Novit Curia), Organizer: Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), 25 May 2012, Salzburg
  • Recent Developments in Switzerland (revision of the Swiss Rules/latest Supreme Court case law), Organizer: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)/Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA), 20 April 2012, Madrid
  • Which is the better approach to Jura Novit Arbiter - the Swiss or the English?, New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2010, Organizer: CEMAJ, Centre de recherche sur les modes amiables et jurisdictionnels de gestion des conflits, 12 November 2010, Neuchâtel
  • Wie endgültig ist ein Final Award? Die Schiedsbeschwerde an das Schweizerische Bundesgericht, ZAV-Fachgruppenveranstaltung vom 8. Novem-ber 2010, Organizer: ZAV Fachgruppe Schiedsrecht / ASA Lokalgruppe Zürich, 8 November 2010, Zurich
  • Do’s & Don'ts in proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court – having regard to the basic attitude of the Supreme Court judges and law clerks towards appeals, Challenge and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, Organizer: Swiss Arbitration Academy, 19 June 2010, Zurich
  • Due Process in internationalen Schiedsverfahren – Ein Rechtsvergleich von Gerichtsentscheiden aus England und der Schweiz zur Anfechtung von Schiedssprüchen wegen Verletzung des rechtlichen Gehörs, "Due Process" in Schiedsverfahren, Organizer: Fachgruppe Schiedsgerichtsrecht ZAV / ASA Lokalgruppe Zürich, 26 October 2009, Zurich
  • The internal workings of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court when dealing with written submissions (appeals in general and challenges of arbitral awards in particular), From the Hearing to the Challenge and Enforcement of the Award, Organizer: Swiss Arbitration Academy, 22 June 2009, Geneva
  • Drafting challenges against international arbitral awards rendered in Switzerland, Challenge of Awards – Do's and Don'ts (Organizer: ASA Below 40), 7 May 2009, Geneva
  • Confidentiality in International Arbitration Proceedings (Confidenzialità della procedura arbitrale), Organizer: Swiss Arbitration Association Group Ticino/Gruppo ASA della Svizzera Italiana, GASI, 19 February 2009, Lugano
  • The Interplay of National Arbitration Laws and International Arbitration Rules, Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration, Organizer: Bär & Karrer AG, 1 April 2008, Zurich