Lorette Giacometti

Associate, Zurich

+41 58 105 2000

lgiacometti@lalive.law

Lorette specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration and public international law. She has acted as counsel in arbitral proceedings under numerous procedural rules, including the Swiss Rules, ICC, ICSID and PCA Arbitration Rules, and governed by various substantive and procedural laws. Her experience spans a range of sectors, including energy, construction and manufacturing and services.

Before joining LALIVE, Lorette Giacometti was a Legal Advisor to the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), where she focused on international investment law, including negotiating investment protection treaties and advising Swiss investors on investment disputes abroad.

Recent publications

The new Swiss Climate and Innovation Act – a boost for renewables
MATTHIAS SCHERER, LORETTE GIACOMETTI
Lexology, 2023

Modernising the Energy Charter Treaty – what is the Swiss position?
ISABEL SAN MARTIN, LORETTE GIACOMETTI
Lexology, 2023

The new Swiss negotiation approach – implications for Swiss foreign investors
MARC VEIT, LORETTE GIACOMETTI
Lexology, 2022

Current memberships

  • Member of the Swiss Association for International Law (SVIR)
  • Member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Member of ASA below 40
  • Member of ArbitralWomen

Career history

  • Associate, LALIVE, Zurich, 2022 – present
  • Intern, LALIVE, Geneva, 2022
  • Legal Adviser, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), 2018 – 2021

Academic qualifications

  • LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), University of Geneva and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, 2022
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in European Law, University of Zurich, 2020
  • LLM, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, 2013
  • Master in European Law, University of Strasbourg, 2013
  • Master of Laws, University of Basel, 2013
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Bern, 2012
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