Eric Biesel’s background is in commercial and corporate law and benefits from years of experience in alternative dispute resolution tools. Today his main focus is on his proficiency to provide strategic advice and guidance to private clients, corporations and public institutions in their decision-making and implementation processes. Eric Biesel has been appointed as Secretary-General of the Swiss Society of Entrepreurs, he is a Board Member of Unitec and is involved in building bridges between investors and founders of tech start-ups.
After graduating from the University of Fribourg in 1999 (summa cum laude), Eric Biesel earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Commercial Law from the University of Edinburgh in 2005 and was certified as a commercial mediator by Core Solutions Group, Edinburgh, in 2008. He worked as a Research Assistant to Prof. Pierre Tercier at the University of Fribourg from 1997 to 2000, and then as a Trainee Attorney-at-law at Tavernier Tschanz, a leading commercial law firm in Geneva.
Eric Biesel was admitted to the Geneva bar in 2002 and worked as an Associate in two renowned Swiss law firms, Bär & Karrer and Pestalozzi. He joined the Geneva Chamber of Commerce in 2007, as a Member of the Executive Committee, where he was in charge of a broad range of activities, amongst others the development and management of the international arbitration and mediation department.
Eric Biesel was a Board Member of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution and Member of the Swiss Commission of ICC Arbitration. He was also nominated by the State Council of Geneva as Board Member of various public commissions, institutions and foundations relating to the economic promotion of Geneva.