Emilie McConaughey

Senior Associate, Geneva

+41 58 105 2000


Emilie specialises in international arbitration, both commercial and investment treaty arbitration, and has experience in a variety of sectors, including energy, mining, construction and telecommunications.

She acts as counsel and as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals in numerous international arbitral proceedings, both ad hoc (UNCITRAL) and administered under the rules of ICSID, ICC, SCC, Swiss Rules and CEPANI.

Emilie also advises on public international law matters.

Emilie is a member of the firm’s pro bono committee and assists in the preparation of the Revue des revues for the Journal du droit international (Clunet).

Recent publications

Digging Deeper: Explorative Perspectives in Mining Arbitration
In: Mining Arbitration Report – Tax disputes in mining projects, Jus Mundi, 2023

Space Law and Arbitration, A Not-So-Outlandish Space Odyssey
In: ASA Bulletin, Volume 40, No. 3, 2022

Managing legal risks in mining projects: lessons learned from the international arbitration of disputed mining projects
In: Legacies of Mineral extraction and sustainability opportunities, 2021

Recent conferences

LALIVE – Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court – LALIVE Pre-Moot Conference – Dispute Resolution under the ECT – QUO VADIS?
EMILIE MCCONAUGHEY, Speaker: Recent developments in investment arbitrations brought under the ECT
Geneva, 21 February 2020

Current memberships

  • Member of ASA below 40
  • Member of CFA-40
  • Member of ICDR Young & International
  • Member of ArbitralWomen
  • Member of the Foreign Lawyers’ Commission of the Geneva Bar Association (CABE-ODA).

Career history

  • Senior Associate, LALIVE, Geneva, 2024 – present
  • Associate, LALIVE, Geneva, 2012 – 2023

Academic qualifications

  • Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat (CAPA), Haute Ecole des Avocats Conseils de Versailles (HEDAC), 2012
  • Master of Laws (bilingual French-German programme), University of Paris Nanterre and Potsdam University, 2011
  • Exchange year, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, 2007 – 2008