, a partner, has participated in more than 20 arbitration proceedings as arbitrator, counsel, and secretary. His track record includes cases under SCAI, ICC, VIAC, and ad hoc arbitration rules. Most of his cases concerned disputes in the field of construction/engineering, sales/purchases, joint venture/consortia, and agency/distribution agreements. Axel is a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the German Arbitration Institute (DIS), and the Swiss Society for International Law (SVIR). Axel is admitted to the bar in Switzerland and Germany. Axel has widely published in the field of international and national arbitration, private international law, and international procedural law including contributions in leading Swiss commentaries on private international law and Swiss law on arbitration. Axel holds a PhD of the University of Lucerne on procedural issues in cross-border litigation and holds teaching assignments of the University of Lucerne since 2010.