Pierre-Yves Gunter is a partner at Python & Peter in Geneva, one of the leading Swiss Firms. He has extensive experience in the fields of international arbitration and telecommunications. Since 1991 up to September 2009, he has acted as Counsel and Arbitrator in Switzerland and abroad in a total of 94 arbitration proceedings. He is regularly appointed Arbitrator by the leading arbitration institutions and sits in the Board of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He has extensive knowledge in the field of telecommunications and IT and was asked by the ICC to join a working group of experts on arbitration, telecommunications and electronic commerce. Since 1997 up to September 2009, he has been advising 23 telecom operators (fixed, mobile, WLL, WiMAX etc) with a particular focus on regulatory, commercial and dispute resolution issues.