LALIVE promotes four to Counsel

29 octobre 2018

The firm is delighted to announce the promotion to counsel of China Irwin, Dominik Elmiger and Benoit Mauron as at 1 January 2019 and of Sam Moss, effective as of 1 October 2018.

Sam Moss, who recently rejoined the firm after a year’s study leave to undertake an MSc in Construction and Dispute Resolution at King’s College in London, specialises in international arbitration in the construction and energy sectors. He recently founded YConstruction, the Young International Construction Practitioners group of which he acts as co-chair. He is also an officer of the IBA’s International Construction Projects Committee (ICP) and has been ranked as a leading construction lawyer for several years and as a Future Leader in International Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal.  Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Sam was Assistant Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and before that served as a law clerk to a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal.  He holds a Master of International Studies in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (2007-2009), and joint common and civil law degrees (B.C.L./LL.B. (Honours), with great distinction) from McGill University (2006). He speaks English, French and German.

China Irwin also specialises in international arbitration, both commercial and Investor-State, with a focus on complex disputes involving major construction and infrastructure projects in the energy and transportation sectors. She is a member of the editorial board of Construction Law International.  Prior to joining LALIVE in 2015, China worked as an associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Geneva. She holds a J.D. (Juris Doctor) from the University of Virginia School of Law (2010), where she participated in a dual-degree programme with the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), through which she also earned a Master in Global Business Law. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University (2007). She speaks English and French.

Dominik Elmiger specialises in domestic and cross-border civil and criminal litigation, including debt recovery and insolvency and enforcement proceedings. Before joining LALIVE in 2015, he worked as an associate at Staiger Schwald & Partner and at Pestalozzi in Zurich. Dominik is an active member of the IBA’s and AIJA’s Litigation Committees. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of St. Gallen (M.A. HSG in Law, 2007) and a Master of Laws (LL.M., 2015, with distinction) from University College London (UCL). He speaks German, English and French.

Benoît Mauron’s practice also focuses on domestic and cross border civil litigation, with particular experience in asset recovery. Before joining LALIVE in 2015, Benoît worked as an associate in Schellenberg Wittmer’s dispute resolution group. Benoît is a member of the Committee of Asset Recovery Next Gen, a new network for up and coming asset recovery practitioners. He holds an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar with Honours, 2015) as well as a Master in Swiss law from the University of Lausanne (major in Business Law, magna cum laude, 2009). He speaks French, English, German and Spanish.

The firm is proud of its growing team of 77 lawyers working in the Arbitration and Litigation practice groups in its offices in Geneva, Zurich and London.

The firm wishes China Irwin, Sam Moss, Dominik Elmiger and Benoît Mauron every success in their new roles.

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