Database of Arbitrators and Mediators

The MIAC Database features a global pool of both highly experienced and new arbitrators as well as mediators, drawn from civil and common law jurisdictions around the world.

In creating an online Database, MIAC aims to create a useful resource to users, and at the same time bring to the fore the recognized talent of arbitrators and mediators from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Database is freely accessible to the public for assistance in identifying appropriate arbitrators for specific cases. Appointments by the MIAC appointing authority may also draw upon, but would not be limited to, the Database. While MIAC encourages qualified individuals to join the Database, inclusion in the Database does not entail an endorsement or certification by MIAC.

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Dr. Niklaus Zaugg


CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd

Gender: Male

Nationality: Swiss

Country: Switzerland

Email Address:


Languages: German (Native), English (Fluent), French (Fluent), Spanish (Knowledge)

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes , 2 cases

Experience as co-arbitrator: Yes , 4 cases

Experience as presiding arbitrator: No

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes , 30 cases

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Civil Law

Bar Admission: 2006: Admission to the bar (Zurich, Switzerland)

Fields of arbitration specialization: Construction & Infrastructure, Corporate law / M&A, Finance & Banking


• Upcoming: Schulthess Commentary: Die revidierte ZPO – Gesetzesausgabe annoté (in particular Articles regarding domestic arbitration)
• Business Human Rights – A new field of activity for international arbitration?, ASA Bulletin 1/2021
• Imposing Virtual Arbitration Hearings in Times of COVID-19: The Swiss Perspective, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, January 2021
• The modification of Switzerland’s international arbitration law, CMS International Disputes Digest, June 2020
• The New Swiss Financial Market Legislation – New Momentum for ADR?, juriste international 4/2019, Union Internationale des Avocats, March 2020
• ADR under the new Swiss Financial Services Act, CMS International Disputes Digest, July 2019
• Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit als alternative Streitbeilegungsmethode, KMU Magazin Nr. 09, September 2018
• Implications of Third Party Funding on the integrity of arbitral proceedings – Is there need for action in Switzerland?, Von A wie Arbitration über T wie Transport bis Z wie Zivilprozess – Liber discipulorum für Professor Dr. Andreas Furrer zum 55. Geburtstag, April 2018
• Objective scope of res judicata of arbitral awards – Is there room for discretion?, ASA Bulletin 2/2017, June 2017
• Teil- und Zwischenschiedssprüche – Treue Diener im Dienste der Verfahrensökonomie?, News Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit der Zürcher Handelskammer, May 2016
• Vorprozessualer Anspruch von Bankkunden auf Erstellung von Stichtagbewertungen ihrer Portfolios?, AJP/PJA 7/2015, July 2015
• Verfahrensgliederung in der internationalen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit – Wirkungsweise von Teil- und Zwischenschiedssprüchen unter dem 12. Kapitel IPRG, Luzerner Beiträge zur Rechtswissenschaft, Diss. Lucerne/Zurich 2014
• How caucusing and other elements of mediation fit into International Commercial Arbitration, The Australian ADR Reporter, June 2012 [awarded Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia Branch) Book Price]

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