fpeter@peterandkim.com +41 58 317 70 70
Bar admission
Zurich Bar, 2012
German, English, French, Italian


Flavio Peter is a partner with Peter & Kim Ltd in Geneva and Zurich specializing in international and domestic arbitration and related litigation proceedings, including enforcement and attachment proceedings before local courts and setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

Flavio primarily acts as party representative in disputes arising under construction contracts, international sales contracts, disputes concerning long term gas supply contracts, but also agency and distribution agreements, joint venture contracts, and post-M&A disputes. Flavio regularly also sits as chairman, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator and has gained vast experience as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals in several international and domestic arbitration proceedings (conducted in accordance with the ICC Arbitration and ADR Rules, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, VIAC Rules, DIS Rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings).
During his professional experience Flavio has acted in more than 45 arbitrations under a variety of substantive laws, including in particular the laws of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, the US (e.g. Delaware and California) or England and Wales, and of course the CISG.

Flavio is a member of the Swiss Arbitration Marketing Committee and co-chair of ASAbelow40. He holds a teaching assignment with the University of Zurich (for international arbitration and CISG) and is a Fellow of the CIArb.

Areas of

  • Arbitration
  • Distribution / Agency
  • International Sales / Construction
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


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  • Oil Icon Oil
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  • Pharmaceutical & Biotech Icon Pharmaceutical & Biotech

Who’s Who Legal (WWL): Global Leader – Arbitration 2022:

“He is diligent and focused in his approach”

“Flavio is an excellent arbitration lawyer, who already has manifold experience in the field despite his young age”

Who’s Who Legal (WWL): Future Leaders – Arbitration 2021:

“A well-renowned lawyer who is always up to the task, he stands out for the quality of his work”

“Flavio is an effective and client-driven advocate in commercial disputes”

  • Lead counsel in a CHF 145 million arbitration under the Swiss Rules concerning sale and purchase of securities (under Liechtenstein/Austrian law)
  • Lead counsel in an ICC arbitration concerning a dispute about thousands of defects of airplanes delivered under a supply and purchase agreement.
  • Lead counsel in setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court successfully defending an Award rendered under the Swiss Rules, resulting in a seminal decision on the question whether, after one of the initial arbitrators resigned and had to be replaced, an arbitral tribunal in its new formation has to repeat a hearing (and other important procedural steps).
  • Partner with Peter & Kim, Geneva (joined as Counsel in September 2021)
  • Attorney-at-Law with Wenger & Vieli Ltd., Zurich (2012 – 2021)
  • Trainee with Wenger & Vieli Ltd., Zurich (2010 – 2011)
  • Internship with leading business law firm in Zurich and with a local district court, Assistant to Prof. Dr. Michele Luminati, University of Lucerne (CH) (2009)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of California at Berkeley (2013 – 2014)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2012)
  • CDT, Certificat du Droit Transnational, University of Geneva (2008)
  • MLaw, University of Lucerne (2008)
  • BLaw, University of Lucerne (2006)
  • ASA, Swiss Arbitration Association (Co-Chair of ASA Below 40)
  • CIArb, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • YAAP, Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners
  • YIAG, Young International Arbitration Group
  • AIJA, International Association of Young Lawyers
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • The Swiss Federal Supreme Court's decision 4A_332/2020 of 1 April 2021 and its considerations on art. 14 Swiss Rules – if an allegedly biased arbitrator participated in the arbitration, but is replaced, should the arbitral tribunal in its new composition repeat the hearing?

    in: Lexology, 26 April 2021

  • The Myth of Partial Awards on Advances on Costs in International Commercial Arbitration in Switzerland under the Swiss Rules, 39 ASA Bull. 3/2021

    with Dr. Urs Weber-Stecher

  • The Consequences of a Tribunal Secretary’s Breach of Duties – the Games of Thrones edition

    in: 37 ASA Bull. 2/2019, pp. 145 et seqq (with Eliane Fischer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)

  • Commentary on Articles 389-399 of the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure (re. domestic arbitration), 3rd ed., Basle 2017

    with Dr. Michael Mráz