Robert Briner 1930-2009

ICCA mourns the loss of Advisory Member, Robert Briner, who died on 3 December 2009 at the age of seventy-nine. 

In the course of a career that began in the tax and corporate practice of the Swiss firm Lenz and Staehelin, and then spanned several decades in the international arbitration world, he acted as arbitrator and counsel in numerous arbitrations. He held positions at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague (acting as President of the Tribunal from 1989 to 1991), and as Chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration between 1997 and 2006. He was also appointed to the United Nations Compensation Commission and to the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, and was a member of the International Bar Association, the International Council of Arbitration for Sport and the Executive Board of the Swiss Arbitration Association.

Robert Briner will be remembered for his intellectual vigour, integrity, fairness and collegiality. ICCA’s sympathies go out to his wife, children and grandchildren.