Dr Bernd Ehle

Bernd Ehle

Lawyer biography

Germany, 1998 
Switzerland, 2004
German, Swiss
English , French , German , Spanish
International Commercial Arbitration
Investment Arbitration
Construction & Infrastructure
Technology & Telecom
Energy & Mining
Bernd Ehle is a partner at LALIVE specializing in international arbitration. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 80 international arbitral proceedings brought under many of the major arbitration rules, including the ICC, SCAI, DIS, VIAC, LCIA, ICSID, NAI, KCAB, DIA and UNCITRAL rules, and governed by civil law and common law.
Bernd Ehle’s practice focuses on complex, high-value disputes involving in particular major infrastructure and construction projects, joint venture agreements, M&A transactions and sales and distribution contracts. He has extensive experience in a broad range of industries, including energy (oil & gas, solar), telecommunications, life sciences, automotive, aviation and shipping. He also represents parties in arbitration-related court proceedings, especially relating to the setting aside of international arbitral awards before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
Bernd Ehle has for several years been recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who (both Arbitration and Construction). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and a former member of its European Branch committee. From 2007 to 2017 Bernd Ehle co-chaired the Geneva Group of ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association). He regularly speaks at conferences and publishes about international arbitration and construction law.
Prior to joining LALIVE in 2003, Bernd Ehle practiced in litigation and commercial law with Graf von Westphalen in Freiburg i.Br., Germany (2000-2003). He studied law at the Universities of Freiburg i.Br., Heidelberg and Geneva from 1991 to 1996 before passing his First and Second State Examinations in 1996 and 1998, respectively. Bernd Ehle holds an LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago (2000) and a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg (2001).


Projects, Construction & Infrastructure

The 2021 ICC Arbitration Rules – what revised joinder and consolidation rules mean for construction disputes
International | 15 March 2021

The most notable change in the new 2021 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules, which are applicable to all ICC arbitrations initiated from 1 January 2021, is to make it easier to join an additional party to a pending arbitration. This article discusses why the recent changes are relevant for construction arbitration.