Jürg Künzle is an of counsel with Peter & Partners and an independent attorney-at-law in private practice specializing in contract negotiation and dispute resolution in relation to construction and industrial projects in Switzerland and abroad. He was involved in a great number of contracts and disputes concerning large and complex projects, including hydropower plants, dams, office buildings, industrial manufacturing and processing facilities, road and subway tunnels, site remediation works, etc. He negotiated contracts under civil and common law systems, based on various customized and standard industry contract conditions (e.g., FIDIC, NEC, SIA, AIA, VOB or ORGALIME). He contributed to the resolution of disputes in domestic and international adjudication board, arbitration and state court proceedings. He was a speaker at the 2015 Swiss Tunnel Congress in Lucerne and the 2019 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference in Chicago, USA.
Dr. Künzle has been with Losinger Marazzi (a Bouygues subsidiary) and the engineering and consultancy firm EBP in Zurich before joining Marti, a renowned group of contracting companies headquartered in Bern. He was a vice director of Marti Holding, a member of the board of directors of Marti Tunnel and a member of the executive committee of the Marti Implenia heavy civil & underground consortium for the 900 MW Nant de Drance pumped storage project in Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. degree in construction contract law from the University of Geneva Faculty of Law and graduated from the University of Fribourg and the Haute Ecole d’ingéniérie et d’architecture de Fribourg.