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The SGO Advisory Board embodies the legal conscience of SGO. Its members advise the executive committee in matters concerning the organisation (e.g. conducting seminars and workshops, networking with domestic and foreign arbitration bodies) and promote the objectives of SGO by contributing their own creative ideas.

The Advisory Board is comprised of volunteers, public figures from the world of politics, business and academia, each with their own unique professional background and wealth of experience. These include:


  Prof. Dr. iur. Eugen Bucher Professor emeritus of the University of Berne, Dr. iur., attorney-at-law
  Prof. Dr. iur. Roland von Büren Full professor of Mercantile Law, Competition Law and Intellectual Property Law at the University of Berne, former president of the Federal Competition Commission, president of the Board of Directors of Valiant Holding and of Valiant Bank.
  Dr. Hans-Ulrich Doerig
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Risk Committee, Credit Suisse Group
  Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Bruno Fritsch Professor emeritus of Economics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, co-founder of the Postgraduate Course on Developing Countries (NADEL) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  Prof. Dr. oec. Peter Gomez Immediate past rector of the University of St. Gallen, professor of Economics
  Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. mult. Walther J. Habscheid

Professor emeritus of the Universities of Zurich and Geneva

  Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. Heinz Hausheer, MCL Federal judge, professor emeritus at the University of Zurich, advocate, MCL (Chicago), legal consultant at the law firm of Fischer in Berne
  Prof. Dr. iur. Jolanta Kren Kostkiewicz Full professor of International Private Law, Law of Civil Procedure as well as Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law at the University of Berne, Director of the Institute for Private International Law and Civil Procedure at the University of Berne
  Prof. Dr. iur. Moritz W. Kuhn Attorney-at-law, professor for Private and Insurance Law at the University of Zurich, judge at the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission for the Supervision of Private Insurance, president of the Swiss Insurance Brokers Association (SIBA), member of the executive panel of the Swiss Association of Employers
  Former ambassador Philippe Lévy Former delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements, president of «Transparency International Schweiz»
  Ernst Mühlemann Former member of the Swiss National Council and of the Council of Europe, former brigadier in the Swiss army
  Prof. Dr. Fidelis Oditah QC, SAN Practices commercial and public law in England and Nigeria. He is a Queen’s Counsel in England and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), a Visiting Professor of Corporate Finance and Corporate Insolvency Law at Oxford University, and a member of the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration. He has acted in the past as a consultant to UNCITRAL. He is an experienced arbitrator and acts regularly as arbitrator and counsel in international commercial arbitration under both institutional and ad hoc rules.
Details of his qualifications and experience can be found at
  Prof. Dr. iur. Ivo Schwander Professor for Private International Law, Comparative Law and Swiss Private Law at the University of St. Gallen, president of the Swiss International Law Association, director of the Swiss Institute for Administration Courses, legal consultant with Schoch Auer und Partner
  Prof. Dr. oec. et Dr. sc. techn. Hugo Tschirky Professor emeritus for Enterprise Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich where he chairs the fields of General Management, Technology and Innovations Management, and Executive Management Advanced Development, member of several boards of directors (Novartis, Unilever, Canon, Jelmoli, etc.)
  Dr. Egon Zehnder Founder of Egon Zehnder International
  MP Bruno Zuppiger Enterpreneur, executive manager of the Swiss Association of Kitchen Manufacturers, president of the trademark association Swiss Label and of the Swiss-Baltic Chamber of Commerce, member of various boards of directors  
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