New Horizons of International Arbitration, A.V. Asoskov, А.I. Muranov, R.M. Khodykin (eds.), 2018, pp. 216-237
Peers say that Michael Schneider's superb reputation in the Swiss market is a key source of work for the firm's commercial arbitration practice. In addition to his work as counsel, Schneider is frequently appointed as arbitrator on commercial and investment treaty cases. He attracts particular praise for his experience in construction arbitrations involving projects in Europe and the Middle East.
Chambers Global, Europe-wide, Arbitration (International) and Most In Demand Arbitrators, 2018
Michael Schneider has long-standing experience acting both as arbitration counsel and as arbitrator on domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes relating to infrastructure projects, breach of supply agreements and partnership dissolutions in the transport and energy sectors. Peers state that he is a "very well-known figure" in the Geneva market and highlight his "attention to detail."
Chambers Global, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution, Arbitrators and Arbitration Counsel, 2018
“Legendary arbitrator” Michael Schneider is internationally respected as “a top name” in the arbitration arena, is highlighted for his “outstanding” expertise.
Who's Who Legal, Arbitration, 2018
Michael Schneider is a “very effective leader in hearings.”
GAR 100, 2017
"A great name for arbitration, very experienced: an outstanding arbitration connoisseur."
Chambers Europe, Arbitration, 2017
Michael Schneider is an “outstanding” practitioner who is commended for his “quick grasp of complex issues”.
Who’s Who Legal : Arbitration, 2017
A "highly respected international arbitration practitioner" with expertise in energy disputes, construction and price review arbitrations, as well as investor-state disputes. "He is a real star and one of the smartest lawyers in the market."
Chambers Global, Arbitration, Global-wide, 2016
Michael Schneider "is the most formidable Swiss practitioner, with great experience and real stature." "He has a lot of charisma and is an impressive advocate."
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Europe-wide (Band 1), 2016
"He's extremely hard-working, thorough and responds as things arise and develop during hearings."
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel Switzerland (Band 1), 2016
Michael Schneider “is one of the biggest names in the business,” he is “effortlessly intelligent” and “supremely efficient”.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, 2016
The “outstanding” Michael Schneider is a founding partner of the firm, and with more than 40 years of experience in this field he is considered to be “one of the forefathers of arbitration in Switzerland.”
Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2016
"One of the leading names in arbitration," Michael E. Schneider is a distinguished arbitrator based in Geneva who regularly presides over multi-jurisdictional disputes. He is also praised by clients for "offering absolute pragmatism in his approach."
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Most In Demand Arbitrators (Band 1), Europe-wide, 2015
"An expert, offering absolute pragmatism in his approach. He is so well known, it is difficult to add to his prestige."
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Arbitrators (Band 1), Europe-wide, 2015
Lauded as ‘first-class’ and ‘one of the titans in this field’. ‘A tireless and extremely dedicated’ practitioner.
‘He is incredibly experienced in international arbitration, and is a sharp and pragmatic lawyer’. He has advised on numerous multibillion-dollar disputes involving parties from a range of industries, such as gas price reviews, and cases concerning telecommunications and construction.
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2014
‘Extremely thoughtful’ and ‘encyclopaedic in matters of arbitration’.
The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, 2014
Among 25 most highly regarded individuals.
The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, 2014 and 2013
‘Michael Schneider has ‘the perfect combination of great experience, maximum pragmatism and deep knowledge’’.
Legal 500, Lalive, 2013
‘Arguably the best lawyer in the field of arbitration’.
Legal 500, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2012
Legal 500, Switzerland, 2011
Michael Schneider, who is praised for "his excellent strategic foresight".
Legal 500, Switzerland, 2010
‘Extremely sharp, tenacious and diplomatic’. Michael Schneider has an excellent reputation as an arbitrator and counsel. Sources say, ‘Even though he’s really busy, he always has time to speak to his clients’’.
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2013
‘He is a brilliant mind and an amazing counsel’.
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2012