International Commercial Arbitration

“In a league of its own”

LALIVE is a global leader in the field of international commercial arbitration.

Our arbitration team is composed of highly talented international disputes lawyers qualified in Switzerland and 15 other jurisdictions, with strong academic backgrounds and who together speak more than 16 languages and are able to handle proceedings involving a broad range of substantive laws, arbitration laws and arbitration rules all around the world. This diversity and international reach are the key components of the firm’s DNA as a disputes powerhouse.

We advise on complex high and mid value disputes under all of the main international arbitration rules in a variety of sectors around the world and are proud to be consistently ranked among the leading arbitration practices worldwide. Please see further information on our rankings in arbitration.

Our team combines outstanding legal and problem-solving skills with in-depth industry knowledge and excellent advocacy. Many of our lawyers routinely act both as counsel and arbitrator in arbitral proceedings, which allows them to provide clients with a stronger strategic and balanced view of their case. They are recognised as leading figures in the field and hold key positions in international organisations and institutions. Please see further information on key positions held.

As counsel

  • Representing an ultra-high net worth individual from the MENA region in a USD 3.1 billion dispute conducted under the ICC Rules of Arbitration regarding the dissolution of a partnership and the division of jointly-held assets (seat: Geneva; applicable law of MENA country; language: English)
  • Representing a State-owned Southern European company in several gas pricing arbitrations, including a recent USD 800 million ad hoc gas pricing arbitration arising under a long-term contract with an Eastern European State-owned energy company (seat: Stockholm; applicable law: Swedish and Swiss; language: English)
  • Representing a State-owned telecommunications company from a South American country in a CIAC arbitration and parallel competition infringement proceedings concerning a joint venture for the development of transnational fibre optic connections in South America (seat and law of South American State; language: Spanish)
  • Representing a Swiss energy trading company in a USD 105 million UNCITRAL arbitration with a Romanian energy producer regarding the breach of energy supply agreements (seat: Bern; applicable law: Swiss; language: English)
  • Representing an instrumentality of a Middle Eastern State in a USD 270 million arbitration conducted under the ICC Rules of Arbitration with a European and Middle Eastern joint venture concerning a major transport infrastructure project (seat and law of Middle Eastern State; language: English)
  • Representing a major consumer goods multinational, in a USD 20 million arbitration conducted under the Swiss Rules against a contractor concerning defects in the construction of an office building (seat: Geneva; applicable law: Swiss; language: French).

As arbitrator

  • Presiding arbitrator in a USD 1.6 billion dispute conducted under the ICC Rules of Arbitration relating to the contractual determination of the price of natural gas (seat: Stockholm; applicable law: Swedish)
  • Presiding arbitrator in a USD 1.1 billion dispute conducted under the ICC Rules of Arbitration arising out of a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a gas complex in Algeria (seat: Paris; applicable law: Algerian)
  • Presiding arbitrator in a USD 278 million LCIA arbitration between an energy company and an individual arising from a representation agreement in respect of opportunities in the oil and gas sector in an African country (seat: London; applicable law: English)
  • Co-arbitrator in a USD 1.9 billion multiparty dispute conducted under the ICC Rules of Arbitration arising out of alleged breaches of an agreement for the construction of a major facility in the energy sector (seat: Stockholm; applicable law: Finnish)
  • Co-arbitrator in a KCAB (Rules of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board) arbitration concerning mobile technology (seat: Seoul; applicable law: Korean and German)
  • Sole Arbitrator in an arbitration under the CEPANI Rules concerning a dispute relating to the development of tourism facilities in the Caribbean (seat: Brussels; applicable law: Belgian)
  • Co-arbitrator in proceedings under the DIAC Rules of International Arbitration concerning a USD 650 million arbitration relating to works at Dubai International Airport (seat: Dubai; applicable law: Dubai)
  • Sole Arbitrator in a Swiss Rules arbitration between a Western European producer of agricultural products and an Eastern European trading company concerning the  sale of grains (seat: Zurich; applicable law: English)

 

Commentary of Articles 188-189 PILA

Melissa Magliana, Markus Wirth, 2019

In: Basler Kommentar (Honsell et al. Eds.) [forthcoming 2019]

Various entries in Enciclopedia del Arbitraje

Domitille Baizeau, Jaime Gallego, 2018

J. L. Collantes González (Ed), Domitille Baizeau, Jaime Gallego et al. (Coord.), Biblioteca de Arbitraje del Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre, Vols. 47-48, Lima, 2018

Tips from the top: Young ICCA interviews Augustin Barrier

Augustin Barrier, 2018

Young ICCA Blog, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, March 2018

Annulment and Enforcement of arbitral awards in Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, 2018

In: Annulment and enforcement of arbitral awards from a comparative law perspective, Contributions from CEPANI40 colloquium held on October 18, 2018, Wolters Kluwer Belgium NV 2018, pp. 63-80

Sovereign Immunity - Switzerland

Veijo Heiskanen, Sandrine Giroud, 2018

In: Tai-Heng Cheng and Odysseas G Repousis, (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through – Sovereign Immunity 2018, pp. 48-52

Commentary of Article 28 ICC Rules

Melissa Magliana, 2018

In: Arbitration in Switzerland — The Practitioner's Guide (Manuel Arroyo, 2d Ed.) [forthcoming 2018]

The Global Arbitration Review Guide to Advocacy

Timothy Foden, 2018

Editor and Contributing Author, The Global Arbitration Review Guide to Advocacy, Second Edition, Business Research Ltd, London, January 2018

Arbitrage en matière de construction

Bernd Ehle, 2018

In: Laurent Hirsch/Christophe Imhoos (Eds.), Arbitrage, médiation et autres modes pour résoudre les conflits autrement, Schulthess 2018, pp. 195-200

Construction Arbitration in Switzerland

Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Sam Moss, 2018

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide, 2nd ed., Wolters Kluwer, The Hague, 2018, pp. 1015-1046

Commentary of Article 26 Swiss Rules

Melissa Magliana, 2018

In: Arbitration in Switzerland — The Practitioner's Guide (Manuel Arroyo, 2d Ed.) [forthcoming 2018]

Environmental Dispute Resolution: The Dispute Board Solution

Baptiste Rigaudeau, François Baillon, 2018

Terralex Connections, 24 April 2018

Book review: The Roles of Psychology in International Arbitration, Kluwer Law International, 2017

Jaime Gallego, 2017

ASA Bulletin, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2017, p. 1028-1030

Third-party funding in international commercial arbitration: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Caroline Dos Santos, 2017

ASA Bulletin, Volume 35, No. 4, December 2017

Chapter 2, Part II: Commentary on Chapter 12 PILS, Article 184, 3. Taking of Evidence

Marc D. Veit, 2017

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed), Arbitration in Switzerland: The Practitioner's Guide, Kluwer Law International, 1st Edition (2013, pp. 127-140), 2nd Edition (2017)

Immunity of Arbitrators

Teresa Giovannini, 2017

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Journal, vol. 83, N° 4, p. 436 - 446

L’arbitrage: une procédure adaptée au contentieux interne

Eleonore Caroit, 2017

Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage 2017 – nouveaux domaines, nouvelles utilisations, 3rd Ed. Conseil National des Barreaux

Admissibility in International Arbitration

Veijo Heiskanen, 2017

In: Thomas Cottier and Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of International Economic Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, pp. 319-321

L’Amputation du Contrat par l’Arbitre

Teresa Giovannini, 2017

Revue de l’Arbitrage, Comité Français de l’Arbitrage, Volume No 1, 2017, pp. 39-50

Legal Privilege Under Swiss Law: Scope and Implications in International Dispute Resolution

Sébastien Zulian, Sofian Ghezala, 2017

TerraLex Connections Newsletter

Partial Decisions on the Substantive Matter in Dispute–In Turkish and Comparative Civil Procedure as well as in Turkish Arbitration Law

Alptug Tokeser, 2016

UTTDER, 2016, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 495-518

The Global Arbitration Review Guide to Advocacy

Timothy Foden, 2016

Deputy Editor and Contributing Author, The Global Arbitration Review Guide to Advocacy, Law Business Research Ltd, London, December 2016

Africa Overview

Augustin Barrier, 2016

The International Arbitration Review, ed. 2016 (co-auth.)

Arbitration in Switzerland

Melissa Magliana, Roman Richers, 2016

In: International Commercial Arbitration: Practitioner's Guide (Balthasar, Ed.), 2016

Switzerland: Law and Practice

Melissa Magliana, Roman Richers, 2016

In: Chambers Country Practice Guides, International Arbitration 2016 (Friedland, Ed.)

Cloud computing and US-style discovery - new challenges for European companies

Christophe Guibert de Bruet, Johannes Landbrecht, 2016

Arbitration International 2016, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 297-311

TAS: aún en vilo tras la saga Pechstein

Giulio Palermo, Ignacio Guaia, 2016

Revista del Club Español del Arbitraje, Wolters Kluwer, Volume 27, 2016, pp. 159-165

France – The New Anti-Corruption Arsenal’s Impact on Arbitration

Baptiste Rigaudeau, 2016

E-Solver – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Individualarbeitsrechtliche Streitigkeiten im Schiedsverfahren

Angela Casey, 2016

Basler Studien zur Rechtswissenschaft, Band 127, Basel, 2016

The Arbitrators’ Initiative: When, Why and How Should It Be Used?

Domitille Baizeau, 2016

In: D. Baizeau and F. Spoorenberg (Eds.), The Arbitrators’ Initiative: When, Why and How Should it be used?, ASA Special Series No. 45, Juris, 2016
For more information, please see the Juris site.

Note: Société Tecnimont SPA v. Société J&P Avax, Supreme Court of Cassation of France, First Civil Law Chamber, Arrêt n° 758 FS-P+B+I, pourvoi n° P 11-26.529, 25 June 2014

Eleonore Caroit, 2016

Spain Arbitration Review | Revista del Club Español del Arbitraje, (© Club Español del Arbitraje; Wolters Kluwer España 2016, Volume 2016 Issue 25) pp. 122 – 124

The Role of Iraq in the UNCC Process with Special Emphasis on the Environmental Claims

Michael E. Schneider, 2015

In: Timothy J. Feighery, Christopher S. Gibson, Trevor M. Rajah (Eds.), War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission-Designing Compensation After Conflict, Oxford, 2015, pp. 135-184

The Role of the State in Investor-State Arbitration – Introductory Remarks

Michael E. Schneider, 2015

In: Shaheeza Lalani and Rodrigo Polanco Lazo (Eds.), The Role of the State in Investor-State Arbitration, BRILL, NIJHOFF, Volume 3, pp. 1-13

Key to Efficiency in International Arbitration

Veijo Heiskanen, 2015

ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal, Vol. 30, 2015, pp. 481-485

State Court Participation in Arbitration - Help or Hindrance?

Matthias Gstoehl, 2015

National Report Switzerland, AIJA 53rd Congress London 2015 (awarded with the Past Presidents' Award for the Best National Report)

Use of the PICC in arbitration

Matthias Scherer, 2015

In: Stefan Vogenauer (Ed.), Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC), Second edition, 2015, pp. 110-149

Michael E. Schneider’s Time Management Lessons

Matthias Scherer, 2015

In: B. Ehle and D. Baizeau (Eds.), Stories from the Hearing Room: Experience from Arbitral Practice. Essays in Honour of Michael E. Schneider, Wolters Kluwer, 2015, pp. 149-151

Enforcement, Switzerland

Noradèle Radjai, 2015

In: Julien Fouret (Ed.), Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards, Globe Law and Business, 2015

Construction (Switzerland)

Michael E. Schneider, Bernd Ehle, Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, 2015

In: Robert S. Peckar and Michael S. Zicherman (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through: Construction in 26 jurisdictions worldwide – 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, 2015, pp. 120-124

Du choc des cultures en arbitrage international (Quelques réflexions)

Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang, Pierre Tercier, 2015

In: M. A. Raouf, Ph. Leboulanger & N. Ziadé (Eds), Festschrift Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri, From the Arab World to the Globalization of International Law and Arbitration, Kluwer, 2015

Africa Overview

Augustin Barrier, 2015

The International Arbitration Review, ed. 2015 (co-auth.)

Arbitre d’urgence – Premier bilan du nouveau règlement d’arbitrage de la CCI

Augustin Barrier, 2015

Moniteur du Commerce International, 4 June 2015, n° 1987 (co-auth.)

Arbitration in matters of succession with special consideration of the Regulation (EU) No. 650/2012

Werner Jahnel, 2014

B-Arbitra – Belgian Review of Arbitration, 2015/1, pp. 41-66

Asistencia de Jueces Extranjeros en la Práctica de la Prueba en el Arbitraje Internacional

Giulio Palermo, Ignacio Guaia, 2014

Spain Arbitration Review, n° 20 (2014), pp. 109-127

Evidence Gone Astray

Melissa Magliana, Markus Wirth, 2014

In: Stories from the Hearing Room: Experience from Arbitral Practice: Essays in Honour of Michael E. Schneider (Bernd Ehle & Domitille Baizeau, Eds.), 2014

Selected Essays on International Arbitration

Timothy Foden, 2014

Book Review, Transnational Dispute Management

Mediation – Qatar

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, Ramy Saleh, Marie-Anne Roberty-Jabbour 2014

In: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2014, pp. 79-83

Mediation – Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, 2014

In: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2014, pp. 104-110

Festschrift zur Emeritierung von Prof. Jean-Fritz Stöckli

Angela Casey, 2014

Bäni Eva-Maria, Obrist Angela (Eds.), DIKE, Zurich, 2014

Damages as a Sanction for Commencing Court Proceedings in Breach of an Arbitration Agreement

Matthias Scherer, 2014

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 21 February 2014

Swiss chapter of the World Bank Doing Business 2015 Report

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2014

World Bank Doing Business 2015 Report, 12th Edition, October 2014

Swiss and English courts analyse enforceability of multi-tier dispute resolution provision providing for DAB proceedings (FIDIC, clause 20)

Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, 2014

ASA Bulletin 4/2014, Vol. 32, pp. 849-853

Construction (Switzerland)

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Sam Moss, 2014

In: Robert S Peckar (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 31 jurisdictions worldwide - 2014, Law Business Research Ltd, 2014, pp. 156-161

Construction Arbitration in Switzerland

Bernd Ehle, Sam Moss, 2014

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, The Hague, 2013, pp. 1179-1202

Commentaire des articles 552-556 CO, 574-597 CO et 619 CO (sociétés en nom collectif et en commandite, Bâle 2014)

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2014

In: P. Tercier, M. Amstutz (Eds.), Commentaire Romand du Code des Obligations, tome II, 2nd ed.

Commentary of Arts. 34-37 Swiss Rules

Marc D. Veit, 2013

In: Tobias Zuberbühler, Christoph Müller, Philipp Habegger (Eds.), Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, Commentary, Schulthess, Zurich, 2013

Commentary on Article 45 of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

Joachim Knoll, 2013

In: Tobias Zuberbühler, Christoph Müller, Philipp Habegger (Eds.), Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, Schulthess Verlag, Juris, 2nd ed. 2013, pp.484-492

Commentary on Articles 182 and 185 of the Swiss Private International Law Act

Joachim Knoll, 2013

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, 2013, pps. 101-117 and 141-145

Commentary on Articles 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 ICC Rules

Werner Jahnel, 2013

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, AH Alphen aan den Rijn, 2013

Claims for breach of representations and warranties

Noradèle Radjai, 2013

In: Edward Poulton (Ed.), Arbitration of M&A transactions, Globe Law and Business, 2013

Investment Arbitration

Noradèle Radjai, 2013

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, 2013

Default, Closure of Proceedings and Waiver of Rules

Noradèle Radjai, 2013

In: Tobias Zuberbühler, Christoph Müller, Philipp Habegger (Eds.), Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, Schulthess Verlag, Juris,2nd ed. 2013

Confidentiality in Arbitration

Noradèle Radjai, 2013

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, 2013

Drafting the Award

Matthias Scherer, 2013

In: Bernhard Berger, Michael E. Schneider (Eds.), Inside the Black Box: How Arbitral Tribunals Operate and Reach Their Decisions, ASA Special Series No. 42, Juris, 2013, pp. 27.

Commentary on Article 184 of the Swiss Private International Law Act (taking of evidence in international arbitration)

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, 2013

In: Honsell/Vogt/Schnyder/Berti (Eds.), Das Internationale Privatrecht (Basler Kommentar), Helbing & Lichtenhahn, Basel, 2013, pp. 1870-1896

Assistance to the Tribunal: Options, Advantages and Dangers

Michael E. Schneider, 2013

In: Berndhard Berger & Michael E. Schneider (Eds) Inside the Black Box: How Arbitral Tribunals Operate and Reach Their Decisions, Juris, 2014, ASA Special Series N° 42, pp. 73-76

Welcome Address and Introduction to the Conference Topic

Michael E. Schneider, 2013

In: Berndhard Berger & Michael E. Schneider (Eds) Inside the Black Box: How Arbitral Tribunals Operate and Reach Their Decisions, Juris, 2014, ASA Special Series N° 42, pp. 3-5

Agreeing to and initiating arbitration – Introduction

Domitille Baizeau, James Castello, 2013

In: A. van den Berg (Ed.), International Arbitration - The Coming of New Age? ICCA Congress Series No. 17 (Singapore, 2012)

Multi-tiered and Hybrid Arbitration Clauses

Domitille Baizeau, Anne-Marie Loong, 2013

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, 2013

Commentary on Article 192 of the Swiss Private International Law Act

Domitille Baizeau, 2013

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, 2013

Mediation – Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, 2013

In: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2014, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2013, pp. 100-106

Commentary on Article 182 of the Swiss Private International Law Act (arbitration procedure)

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, 2013

In: Honsell/Vogt/Schnyder/Berti (Eds.), Das Internationale Privatrecht (Basler Kommentar), Helbing & Lichtenhahn, Basel, 2013, pp. 1822-1861

Emergency Arbitration in Practice

Bernd Ehle, 2013

In: Christoph Müller/Antonio Rigozzi (Eds.), New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2013, Schulthess, Zurich/Basel/Geneva, 2013, pp. 87-109

Review of C.J. Tams and A. Tzanakopoulos (Eds.), Basic Documents on the Settlement of International Disputes

Timothy Foden, 2013

Book Review, Transnational Dispute Management

Switzerland

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Sam Moss, 2013

Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2014

Commentaire de la vente aux enchères et de l’échange

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2012

In: Prof. L. Thévenoz et Fr. Werro (Eds.), 2nd Ed. of Commentaire Romand du Code des Obligations, tome I

The Court of Arbitration for Sport

Bernd Ehle, Guillaume Tattevin, 2012

In: G Wegen and S Wilske (Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2012, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2012, pp. 6-9

A primer on pathological arbitration clauses in Swiss law

Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, 2012

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2 February 2012

Review of the Recent Case Law of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court

Melissa Magliana, 2012

In: New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration (Christoph Muller & Antonio Rigozzi, Eds. 2012)

Mediation – Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, 2012

In: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2013, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2012, pp. 93-99

Mediation – Qatar

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, Ramy Saleh 2012

In: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2013, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2012, pp. 69-74

L’arbitre et le recours en annulation contre la sentence qu’il a rendue – Approche critique du droit français à la lumière du droit comparé

Augustin Barrier, 2012

Les Cahiers de l’arbitrage 2012-2 pp. 295-308 (co-auth.)

Various entries in: Diccionario Terminológico del Arbitraje Internacional y Nacional (Comercial y de Inversiones)

Jaime Gallego, Domitille Baizeau, 2012

J.L. Collantes González (Ed), Domitille Baizeau, Jaime Gallego et al. (Coord.) Biblioteca de Arbitraje del Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre, Vol. 18, Lima, 2012

The Swiss Chambers of Commerce

Matthias Scherer, Domitille Baizeau, 2012

In: G Wegen and S Wislke (Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2012, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2012, pp. 53-56

ICC Schiedsgerichtsordnung 2012

Werner Jahnel, 2012

ECOLEX, Fachzeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht, 1/2012, pp. 35-39

Waivers of Recourse in International Arbitration – Where Switzerland and Tunisia Meet

Joachim Knoll, 2012

International Journal of Arab Arbitration, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2012

Jivraj v. Hashwani: la communauté arbitrale victime de discriminations à l’embauche répétées ?

Baptiste Rigaudeau, 2011

Les Petites Affiches, Chronique de Droit de l’Arbitrage N°36, 26 February 2011, pp. 14-16 (French)

Clues to construing the New French Arbitration Law: An ICC perspective on Procedural Efficiency, Good Faith and Independence

Baptiste Rigaudeau, 2011

Journal Of International Arbitration (28(4): 381–399, 2011)

Appointment and Challenge of Arbitrators - Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, 2011

In: A. Sheppard (Ed.), Comparative Smart Charts, Kluwer Law International Practice Tools, since 2011

Swiss Federal Supreme Court provides guidance on rules of State immunity applicable to enforcement of ICSID awards

Matthias Scherer, Sandrine Giroud, 2011

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, December 2011

The revision of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: Some observations on the process and the results

Michael E. Schneider, 2011

Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage 2011-4, pp. 1-35

Privacy and Confidentiality in Arbitration - Switzerland

Bernd Ehle, Noradèle Radjai, 2011

In: A. Sheppard (Ed.), Comparative Smart Charts, Kluwer Law International Practice Tools, 2011

Twenty-four Theses about Witness Testimony in International Arbitration and Cross-Examination Unbound

Michael E. Schneider, 2011

In: Wirth, Rouvinez, Knoll (Eds.), The Search for "Truth" in Arbitration: Is Finding the Truth What Dispute Resolution Is About? Chapter 5, ASA Special Series No. 35, pp. 63-69

When do arbitrators become functus officio?

Teresa Giovannini, 2011

In: Liber Amicorum, Mélanges en l'honneur de Serge Lazareff, Ed. Pedone, Paris 2011, pp. 305-314

L’assistenza giudiziaria nell’assunzione della prova in arbitrato internazionale : un’analisi comparativa dei sistemi svizzero, francese e inglese

Teresa Giovannini, Valentina Renna, 2011

In: Lapis Ed., La prova nell'arbitrato internazionale, Quaderni dell'Arbitrato, ISSA, 2011, pp.147-183

Philosophy Can Help Tribunals Draft Awards that Parties Will Accept as Legitimate

Teresa Giovannini, 2011

Dispute Resolution Journal, May-July 2011, pp. 78-79 and 90

Swiss Embargos and their Impact on Contracts Governed by Swiss Law Illustrated by the Swiss Sanctions against Iran

Matthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2011

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, April 2011

The Search for ‘Truth’ in Arbitration – Is Finding the Truth what Dispute Resolution is About?

Joachim Knoll, Marcus Wirth, Christina Jodidio, 2011

In: Juris, New York / ASA, Switzerland (Eds.), ASA Special Series No. 35

Commentaire des Contrats Commerciaux en droit suisse

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2011

In: Ch. Chappuis, S. Marchand, L. Hirsch (Eds.), Commentaire du contrat de Joint-Venture

International Joint Ventures and Selected Jurisdictions – Switzerland

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2011

In: Hewitt on Joint Ventures, 5th Ed., Sweet & Maxwell, 2011, pp. 645-654

The Swiss Chambers of Commerce

Matthias Scherer, Domitille Baizeau, 2011

In: G Wegen and S Wislke (Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2011, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2011, pp. 37-40

Book review: L’arbitrato nel commercio e negli investimenti internazionali, Piero Bernardini, Giuffré Editore 2008, 2nd ed.

Teresa Giovannini, Valentina Renna, 2010

ICSID Review, Foreign Investment Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, Fall 2010, pp. 498-503

International arbitration and jura novit curia – Towards harmonization

Teresa Giovannini, 2010

In: Liber Amicorum Bernardo Cremades, La Ley (Ed.), pp. 495-509

The continental European perspective and practice of advocacy

Teresa Giovannini, 2010

In: R. Doak Bishop/E. G. Kehoe (Eds.), The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration, Part VI: Regional Differences in International Arbitration, Chapter 21, "The Continental European Perspective and Practice of Advocacy", 2nd Ed., Juris Publishing, May 2010

Kommentar der ICC Schiedsgerichtsordnung

Werner Jahnel, 2010

Institutionelle Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, 1st edition (2005) and 2nd edition (2010),
Prof. Rolf A. Schütze, Heymanns Verlag, Berlin

The Arbitrator as a Settlement Facilitator

Bernd Ehle, 2010

In: Walking A Thin Line - What an Arbitrator Can Do, Must Do or Must Not Do, Recent Developments and Trends, Colloquium CEPANI40, 29 September 2010, Bruylant, 2010, pp. 77-95

Commentaire de la vente aux enchères et de l’échange

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2010

In: L. Thévenoz, F. Werro (Eds.), Commentaire Romand du Code des obligations, tome I, 2010

Sovereign immunity - Switzerland

Sandrine Giroud, Domitille Baizeau, 2010

In: A. Sheppard (Ed.), Comparative Smart Charts, Kluwer Law International Practice Tools, since 2010

Chronique suisse de Droit international privé, 2005-2010

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2010

In: Journal du Droit International (Clunet), 4/2010 and 1/2011

Switzerland

Joachim Knoll, Dominique Brown-Berset, Dominique Ritter, Isabelle Hering, Dirk Langer, 2010

Global Arbitration Review Reference, 2010-2012, http://www.globalarbitrationreview.com/reference/

ITC Model International Contracts for SMEs

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2010

Recueil de modèles de contrats commerciaux, publié sous les auspices de l'OMC/CNUCED, 2010

The Court of Arbitration for Sport

Bernd Ehle, Guillaume Tattevin, 2010

In: G Wegen and S Wilske (Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2010, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2010, pp. 10-13

The Swiss chambers of commerce and industry

Matthias Scherer, Domitille Baizeau, 2010

In: G Wegen and S Wislke (Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2010, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2010, pp. 33-35

Indirect, consequential and special damages en droits anglais, français, belge, suisse et de la CVIM

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2010

In: Revue Belge de droit International et de droit comparé, Bruxelles, 4/2010

The Paper Tsunami in International Arbitration Problems, Risks for the Arbitrators’ Decision Making And Possible Solutions

Michael E. Schneider, 2009

In: Teresa Giovannini and Alexis Mourre (Eds.), Written Evidence and Discovery in International Arbitration New Issues and Tendencies, 2009, Editions Dossiers ICC Institute of World Business Law, Chapter 9, pp. 365-371

Exclusion ou limitation de garantie dans les ventes de sociétés par aliénation de l’intégralité du capital-actions – Les rapports controversés entre les art. 100 al. 1 et 199 du Code suisse des obligations

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2009

In: A. Petitpierre, R. Trigo-Trindad, H. Peter, Ch. Bovet (Eds.), Mélanges, Geneva, 2009, pp. 391-401

Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards against Sovereigns – Switzerland

Michael E. Schneider, Joachim Knoll, 2009

In: Doak Bishop (Ed.), Enforcement of Arbitral Awards against Sovereigns, Juris Publishing, 2009

Written evidence and discovery in international arbitration - new issues and tendencies

Teresa Giovannini, Alexis Mourre, 2009

Dossiers (VI) Institute of World Business Law, ICC Publication No. 698, 2009

Final arbitral award rendered in SCC case 090/2004 in 2006 1. Truncated tribunal 2. Interpretation of an international purchase agreement under the CIGS

Teresa Giovannini, 2008

Stockholm International Arbitration Review, 2007, Vol. 2, pp. 211

L’expert qui n’identifie pas un faux peut-il être responsable à l’égard d’un tiers acquéreur

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2008

In: Mélanges en l'honneur du Prof. Guy Keutgen

Commentaire des articles 552-556 CO, 574-597 CO et 619 CO (sociétés en nom collectif et en commandite, Bâle 2008)

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2008

In: P. Tercier, M. Amstutz (Eds.), Commentaire Romand du Code des Obligations, tome II

Containing the scope of the umbrella clause

Laura Halonen, 2008

In: Weiler (Ed.), Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, JurisNet, 2008, pp. 27-38

Arbitration of Tax Treaty Disputes – the OECD Proposal

Marc D. Veit, 2007

Arbitration International 3/2007 Vol. 23, pp. 405-430

Cross-Border Pre-Trial Discovery in Switzerland

Marc D. Veit, 2007

WW&P Newsletter

Comments on the Information Letter issued by the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial

Laurence Ponty, 2006

Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 23 No. 5, 2006

Commentary to Art. 34 to 37 of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

Marc D. Veit, 2005

In: Zuberbühler/ Müller/ Habegger (Editor[s]), Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, Commentary, Schulthess

Chronique de jurisprudence Suisse 1996 - 2004 (arbitrage)

Matthias Scherer, 2005

Journal du Droit International (JDI-Clunet), 2005, Vol. 3, pp. 855-873

Chronique suisse de Droit international privé, 1995-2005

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2005

In: Journal du Droit International (Clunet), 4/2005, pp. 1215

Le contrat-type pour les Joint-Ventures contractuelles du Centre du Commerce International, au regard des Principes d'Unidroit et d'autres normes d'unification du droit des contrats

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2004

In: Revue de Droit Uniforme, 2004-2, pp. 295-314

Finding a safety net before investment disputes arise

Laurence Ponty, 2004

Lloyd's List, 24/11/2004

Enforcing English Worldwide Freezing Injunctions in Switzerland, Denilauler, Van Uden and Mietz Revisited

Marc D. Veit, 2004

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Résiliation extraordinaire injustifiée d’une concession de vente en droit suisse : poursuite ou fin du contrat

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2003

In: SJ 2003 II, pp. 91-112

Commentaire des contrats de vente aux enchères et d’échange (Genève 2003)

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2003

In: Contribution au Commentaire Romand du Code des Obligations, tome I (Droit des contrats)

Security for Costs in International Arbitration – Some Comments to Procedural Order No. 14 of 27

Marc D. Veit, 2002

ASA Bulletin 1/2005, pp. 116-118

Livre Blanc de la Commission sur la modernisation des règles d'application des art. 81 et 82 du Traité instaurant l'UE – Procédure de consultation – Commentaires du comité ad hoc de la Ligue internationale du droit de la concurrence (LIDC), sic!

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Dispute resolution in international electronic commerce

Veijo Heiskanen, 1999

Journal of International Arbitration, 1999, Vol. 16, pp. 29

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Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 1998

Collection Genevoise,Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 1998

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Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 1998

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Combining arbitration and conciliation

Michael E. Schneider, 1996

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Arbitration of construction disputes

Michael E. Schneider, 1995

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The arbitration commission of the international conference on the Former Yugoslavia

Veijo Heiskanen, 1994

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Major construction cases

Michael E. Schneider, 1994

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Applicable law in international commercial arbitration

Veijo Heiskanen, 1993

Finnish Yearbook of International Law, 1993, Vol. 4, pp. 98 ss

The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal

Veijo Heiskanen, 1993

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The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal

Veijo Heiskanen, 1992

(in collaboration with Brunetti M., Hagen-Egas Reparaz D., Mäkelä S., Muls D., Wilbers E.) The Hague Yearbook of International Law, 1992, Vol. 5, pp. 237 ss

The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal

Veijo Heiskanen, 1991

(in collaboration with Hagen-Egas Reparaz D., Kroeskop A., Kuokkanen T., Muls D., Wilbers E.) The Hague Yearbook of International Law, 1991, Vol. 4, pp. 280 ss

Multi-fora disputes

Michael E. Schneider, 1990

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A client describes Lalive as “impeccable” – praising the “work and cohesion” among team members as a unique selling point over other firms.

GAR 30, 2018

Lalive ‘meets international best standards in commercial arbitration’ and impresses with ‘outstanding case management, attention to detail and engagement for the benefit of the client’.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: Arbitration, 2018

Acclaimed group of international arbitration experts headquartered in Geneva. Operates a well-regarded investor-state and commercial arbitration practice, with particular expertise in the energy, construction, telecoms and mining sectors. Highly rated for its handling of significant disputes in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and South America. One interviewee was particularly impressed by "the phenomenal amount of work they do" and reported: "They leave no stone unturned and miss nothing, it is quite phenomenal. They're also extremely conscientious about keeping you in the loop. They forge a personal connection with you, which is very reassuring." Sources appreciate the team's efficiency, noting: "Their performance has been extraordinary. They were able to analyse a complex case within a short timeframe, and they had the skills to communicate in the different languages required for our case."

Chambers Global, Global-wide, Arbitration, 2018

Outstanding Swiss firm operating out of Geneva and Zürich with the experience and diversity to compete on a pan-European level. Noted for its prowess in large-scale BIT, investor-state and commercial arbitrations on behalf of states, state-owned companies, private companies and some high net worth individuals. (...) Well reputed for the numerous prominent arbitrators within its ranks. Clients appreciate that the lawyers "look at alternative strategies and objectively challenge them," noting: "They take the time to understand the case and they listen in order to develop an effective strategy.""They are well connected to other jurisdictions and are ready to provide expertise in terms of local firms that they can vouch for".

Chambers Global, Europe-wide, Arbitration, 2018

"Top-drawer multi-disciplinary team that benefits from offices in Geneva, Zürich and Doha. Standout expertise in banking, energy, asset recovery and white-collar crime disputes. Advises on litigation but is best known for a focus on arbitration, where it acts for sovereign entities and companies. Additional expertise in high-profile investor-state disputes. Possesses particular knowledge of representing clients from the MENA region." One client praises the team's "dedication, expertise and responsiveness". One client states that LALIVE "were more creative and came up with better ideas than the other firm we worked with."

Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2017

Lalive is ‘a clear market leader’ when it comes to international commercial and investment arbitration.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: Arbitration, 2017

Outstanding Swiss firm operating out of Geneva and Zürich with the experience and diversity to compete on a pan-European level, acting on disputes throughout the continent. Noted for its prowess in large-scale BIT, investor-state and commercial arbitrations on behalf of sovereign entities, governments and state-owned companies, as well as multinational clients. Particularly active in the energy, construction and telecoms sectors, with an increasing presence in finance and post-M&A disputes. Widely recognised and praised for the numerous prominent arbitrators within its ranks. Commentators describe Lalive as "a high-quality firm in European international arbitration," "a class outfit with a reach that goes beyond Switzerland." One client states: "I was blown away," adding: "It seemed like an exceptional level of commitment." The client goes on to say of the lawyers: "They are creative, smart and everybody makes a contribution."

Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Europe-wide (Band 2), 2017

Switzerland-based arbitration boutique that operates internationally on high profile cases. Experienced handling disputes in a variety of industry sectors, such as life sciences, hospitality, energy and construction. Regularly acts for states in investor-state disputes. Clients note the team's "exceptional level of commitment."

Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Global-wide (Band 4), 2017

“Response times were always excellent, business acumen beyond doubt and industry knowledge is outstanding.” The fact that the partners involved were themselves experienced arbitrators “added enormously to the competence of the team they put together.” (...) A client praises the “excellent” performance of the firm, in particular the “timeliness, clarity and quality” of its written submissions. “They are very thorough in the approach, covering all aspects of the matter, not just legal. Lalive is able to provide the complete package“.

GAR, 2016

"Outstanding Swiss firm with the experience and diversity to compete on a pan-European level. Operates out of Geneva and Zürich, handling large-scale BIT and commercial arbitrations on behalf of states and multinational clients. Particularly active in the energy, construction and telecoms sectors and, increasingly, in finance and post-M&A corporate disputes. Widely recognised for the numerous prominent arbitrators within its ranks.
"A very diversified team with lawyers who have been educated in different jurisdictions. I think this firm stands out even compared to some British and American competitors."
"The firm has a line-up of star arbitrators unmatched by anybody."

Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Europe-wide (Band 2), 2016

Dispute resolution specialist Lalive has many ‘outstanding’ international arbitration lawyers and is also strong in litigation.

Legal 500, Switzerland, French-speaking Switzerland: leading firms (Tier 2), 2016

Lalive is ‘in a league of its own’ regarding international arbitration and the ‘strength in depth of its first-class team is outstanding’.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: arbitration (Tier 1), 2016

The firm is seen as “a world leader” in international commercial arbitration and, in this regard, it is “virtually unmatched” in the skill and depth of its practitioners. The firm boasts some of the country’s very best counsel and arbitrators, who are experienced in a range of international commercial arbitrations.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, 2016

Lalive is “home to some of the best in the business”, (…) “it is difficult to think of many firms with more strength in depth”.

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2016

1st non-global firm, 10th worldwide

GAR, 2016

The firm really is in a league of its own."
"The lawyers are great; they are responsive and efficient."

Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2015

"Everyone I have come across from the firm is fantastic."
"It's our main competitor; we hold the firm in very high regard."

Chambers Europe, Arbitration (International), 2015

Lalive is ‘outstanding in the field of international arbitration’.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution, 2015

International law firm based in Geneva and Zürich with an arbitration practice to rival many of its bigger competitors. Internationally oriented lawyers are qualified in several jurisdictions and represent clients in high-value investor-state and commercial arbitrations.

Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) (Band 2), Europe-wide, 2015

Punches above its weight for cross-border arbitration, with bases in Geneva and Zürich and an associate office in Doha. Handles both investment and commercial disputes, with particular expertise in the energy, TMT and life sciences sectors.
"A strong and diverse practice across investment treaty and commercial arbitration."

Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) (Band 5), Global-wide, 2015

What the team is known for Swiss team revered arbitration expertise stretching across all continents and industry sectors, including arbitrator appointments. Presence in the Middle-Eastern bolstered by an associated office in Qatar.

Chambers Global, Arbitration (International), 2014

The deepest international arbitration bench in Switzerland. The firm is a really credible investment.

Chambers Europe, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution, 2014

The firm's name - and huge reputation in the field - has everything to do with Pierre Lalive, who was described (..) as 'the grand old man of Swiss arbitration'. (...)Nowadays, the firmcontinues to rule the roost in Switzerland, with arguably the largest team of full-time arbitration specialists of any Swiss firm.

Global Arbitration Review - GAR30, 2013, 1st non-global firm, ranked 16th worldwide

The group is one of the most experienced offerings in the European market and remains a go-to outfit for highly complex and politicised disputes. (...) Sources say: "Fantastic lawyers; the transparency and timing of work was outstanding.

Chambers Global, Arbitration, Switzerland, 2013, Band 1, 1st non-global firm, top 20 worldwide

Sources say: ‘The partners are always accessible and they respond promptly. The firm is committed and consistently gives sterling performance’.

Chambers Global, Arbitration (International), 2012, Band 1, 8 key individuals

Lalive's strong track record in arbitration, and large, dedicated team make it a hugely popular and successful force in international arbitration. Sources say: 'Lalive is one of the most distinguished names in international arbitration. It is excellent'.

Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2013, Band 1, Leading Swiss Firm, top 15 in Europe

The firm has a strong pedigree in international arbitration, and punches above its weight in the global market

Chambers Europe, General Business Law: Geneva, 2013

Lalive's 'outstanding' dispute resolution group comprises dedicated arbitration and litigation teams. The eight-partner arbitration team is 'the best of the best' and adopts a 'team-oriented' approach."

Legal 500 EMEA, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution, 2010, Tier 1

International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration 2014, 1st non-global firm, 6th worldwide, 15 lawyers

Lalive is recognised both at home and abroad for the quality of its lawyers, and has offices in Geneva and Zurich as well as in Qatar. Ten specialists are recognised in our research, more than any other firm in Switzerland.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration 2013, leading Swiss firm, 15 lawyers

Within Dispute Resolution, Lalive is a first tier firm. The 'well-structured, communicative and organised' group at Lalive includes dedicated arbitration and litigation teams. Lalive is 'the best arbitration boutique in Switzerland' and the 13-partner team advises a range of public sector clients, states and international organisations.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration, 2011