Pool of Arbitrators

Georg von Segesser

Independent Arbitrator

Georg is an attorney-at-law and arbitrator with his activity focused on international commercial and investment law, art law, copyright and entertainment law. He is a frequent speaker and has published extensively on issues related to arbitration and art law. Two examples of Georg’s publications related to art law are: "Switzerland's New Federal Act on the International Transfer of Cultural Property: An Update and a Perspective from Collectors and the Art Trade", Art Antiquity and Law, Institute of Art Law, London, Volume X, Issue 2 (June 2005) and "A Selection of Issues under Swiss Law in the Field of Artists", Collectors and Museums, International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, selected papers 1997 to 1999, Kluwer Law International 2001.

Georg’s law practice has included arbitration since 1990. He has served as arbitrator in over 200 cases in a wide range of art law and commercial disputes at both domestic and international level. He is a member of the Swiss Association of Art Collectors and various domestic and international arbitration associations, such as ASA, ICC, LCIA, VIAC, DIS, SCC, NAI, ICDR and others. He was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.

Georg is a co-founder and former vice-president of the Swiss Association of Art Collectors and a former president of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. He is a member of the committee of art law of the International Bar Association. In 2014, he received the “Hall of Fame” award in Global Commercial Arbitration by the Legal Media Group and is constantly listed with the highest honours in various international arbitration directories.

Georg’s educational background includes: University of Zurich, Law Faculty: Doctorate in Law – 1972; University of Zurich, Law Faculty: Lic. Iur. – 1971; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) – 1996. He is fluent in German, English, and French.

Jurisdiction: Switzerland