Werner Wenger completed his legal studies in Geneva and Rome and graduated (Dr iur) from the University of Basel. He has been a founding partner of Wenger Plattner, a major Swiss firm with offices in Basel, Zürich and Berne. Since 2012, he is practising as of counsel.
Since 1980, Werner Wenger has been increasingly focusing his practice on international commercial arbitration, mainly serving as chairman or sole arbitrator under numerous institutional rules and in ad hoc proceedings. His arbitration experience includes disputes relating to long-term supply, turnkey, joint venture, distribution, agency, licensing and financing agreements as well as to M&A transactions relating to a broad variety of industries such as engineering and construction, industrial and military equipment, pharmaceutical and chemical products, energy, media and telecommunication, banking and insurance.
For many years, Werner Wenger has been ranked by his peers as one of Switzerland's leading arbitration practitioners in professional directories. He served as a member of the expert committee preparing the 2012 revision of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution.
Werner Wenger's first publication dealt with the arbitrato irrituale of the Italian law, and he is now the author of numerous articles on international and domestic arbitration.
Werner Wenger is fluent in German, English and French, has a good understanding of Italian, and reads Spanish.