Michael Schneider is “highly experienced in investment and commercial arbitration” remark sources who add he is “a great, client-oriented lawyer”.
Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2022
Michael Schneider is “very respected” in the market.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland: Arbitration, 2020
Michael Schneider is a long-standing figure in the Swiss market, ranking highly for his wealth of experience on high-value construction disputes.
Who's Who Legal, Construction and Real Estate, 2020
Michael Schneider is “one of the most prominent figures in Switzerland” for arbitration and is a “very impressive” practitioner”, comment sources. His expertise covers disputes in the construction, infrastructure, telecoms and pharmaceutical sectors and involving both states and corporations.
Who’s Who Legal, Switzerland - Arbitration, 2019
Michael Schneider comes “highly recommended for his impressive and efficient practice”. He specialises in disputes involving states and corporations in the construction and engineering industries.
Who’s Who Legal, Switzerland - Mediation, 2019
Michael E. Schneider is a well-established figure in the Swiss market where he stands out for his “enormous experience in construction arbitration”. He comes “highly recommended for his impressive and efficient practice”.
Who’s Who Legal, Most Highly Regarded in Arbitration, Switzerland, 2019
Experienced advocate and arbitrator Michael Schneider commands respect for his expertise in international arbitrations, both commercial and investor-state. One source reports: "He has a deep understanding of cultural and legal differences and puts this to good use to get results." He is based in Geneva.
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) – Global-wide, 2019
Michael Schneider is described by sources as "a top name in construction and energy disputes" and "a legend" in the field of arbitration. In addition to his strong focus on construction and energy arbitrations, he acts on real estate disputes and setting-aside proceedings. Schneider acts as counsel, chair and co-arbitrator.
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2019
Michael Schneider of Lalive is highly rated for his decades of experience in the field of international arbitration and is admired for his work as both counsel and arbitrator. He is frequently appointed to sit in contractual and treaty disputes, notably in the energy and construction industries. Sources praise him as "full of ideas, very dedicated and super well prepared." He is based in Geneva.
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International): Most in Demand Arbitrators – Global-wide, 2019
Michael Schneider is highly sought after as an advocate in complex commercial and investment treaty cases, as well as frequently acting as arbitrator in ICSID and ICC tribunals. Market sources advise that he is an "outstanding lawyer" who is "top in the world of arbitration and very admired." Schneider is based in Geneva and often handles arbitrations relating to construction, infrastructure and energy projects.
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International): Most in Demand Arbitrators – Europe-wide, 2019
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