Werner Wenger

Of Counsel

Werner Wenger is a founding partner of Wenger Plattner, since 2012 practising as of counsel.

Increasingly focusing his practice on international commercial arbitration, Werner Wenger has been serving as chairman or sole arbitrator under numerous institutional rules (among others ICC and Swiss Rules) and in ad hoc-proceedings. His arbitration experience includes disputes relating to long-term supply, joint venture, distribution, agency, licensing and financing agreements as well as to M&A transactions with regard to a broad range of industries (media, telecommunication, insurance, banking, industrial equipment, engineering and construction, pharmaceutical and chemical products, military equipment). In professional directories covering international commercial arbitration, Werner Wenger has been described by peers as a highly experienced practitioner (ranked in Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Who's Who Legal).

Practice Areas:

Litigation and Arbitration
Corporate and Commercial
Banking and Finance
Private Clients


2012 Counsel Wenger Plattner
1980 Establishment Wenger Plattner 
1970 Associate resp. Partner Herzfeld, Wenger & Cueni
1970 Notary Basel-City (1970-2014)
1966 University Basel (Dr. iur.) 
1965 Supplementary studies in Geneva and Rome
1964 University Basel (lic. iur.)

Selected publications:

Polyvalente Schieds(gutachtens)klauseln, Anmerkungen zu BGE 142 III 220 (in German)
In: 34 ASA Bulletin 2016, S. 914 ff.

Kommentar zu Art. 353-356 ZPO (in German)
In: Kommentar zur Schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung, 3. Auflage, Zürich 2016, Sutter-Somm Thomas / Hasenböhler Franz / Leuenberger Christoph Hrsg.)

Ein Kontrapunkt: Die neue Schiedsgerichtsordnung der Handelskammer Deutschland-Schweiz (in German)
In: 30 ASA Bulletin 4/2012, S. 735 ff.

The New Law on Domestic Arbitration: How International is it?
In: New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2010, Müller Christoph / Rigozzi Antonio (Eds.), Zürich 2010, S. 55 ff.

The Role of the Arbitrator in Bringing about a Settlement - A Swiss Perspective
In: Best Practice in International Arbitration, Wirth Markus (Ed.), ASA Special Series No. 26, 2006, pp. 139 et seq.


Dr. Werner Wenger
Attorney at Law
Wenger Plattner
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Aeschenvorstadt 55
4010 Basel

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Bar admission (1967)


Civil law Notary (1970-2014)


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