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Laura Azaria



Switzerland, 2012




French , English , German , Spanish , Hebrew


35, Rue de la Mairie
P.O. Box 6569
1211 Geneva 6


+41 58 105 2000

Laura Azaria joined LALIVE in 2014. She specializes in international arbitration and litigation. She also regularly advises clients in international commercial transactions.

Ms Azaria has extensive experience in contract disputes, with a particular emphasis on infrastructure and construction projects, sales, distribution, joint venture and shareholders agreements, as well as M&A transactions. She is also specialised in Web 3.0 disputes, including metaverse and NFT related legal issues. She has acted as counsel, arbitrator and administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals in numerous arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and administered. She also represents parties in arbitration-related court proceedings, especially relating to the setting aside of international awards before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

Ms Azaria is part of the Organizing Committee of the Tel Aviv Arbitration Week and the Executive Committee of the association connecting Columbia University Alumni in Arbitration. She is also a member of several other professional associations, including the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Federation of Lawyers, the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), ASA Below 40, Arbitral Women and the International Law Association (ILA).

Before joining LALIVE, Ms Azaria worked at Eversheds Ltd in Geneva, first as trainee and then as an associate (2010-2013).

Ms Azaria holds an LL.M from Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Honors, 2013-2014), as well as a Master of Economic Law (2010) and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions (2011) from the University of Geneva. She has also worked as a research assistant at Columbia Law School with Professor George Bermann (2013-2014).

What is it to be ‟Pro-Arbitrationˮ When Addressing Corruption at the Setting Aside and Enforcement Stages ?

Laura Azaria, Vincent Reynaud, 2023

In : Pro-Arbitration Revisited: A Tribute to Professor George Bermann from his Students Over the Years

Coronavirus: a force majeure event under Swiss law?

Laura Azaria, Baptiste Rigaudeau, 2020

LALIVE Blog, 5 March 2020

Launch of the Columbia University in International Arbitration association

Of courage in international arbitrational – revisited. How to overcome the current challenges to arbitration? A Fireside Chat between Professor George Bermann and Michael Schneider, moderated by Dr. Silja Schaffstein

16/05/2023 Geneva Laura Azaria, Vincent Reynaud Co-organisers

Metaverse Dispute Resolution Colloquium

Online webinar organised by the Digital Law Center (University of Geneva), the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) and MetaverseLegal

24/03/2023 Online Laura Azaria, Juliette Asso (Richard) Speakers

For more information, see the programme.

Digiweek 2023

Semaine de la Digitalisation 2023

09/02/2023 University of Lausanne Laura Azaria Speaker: Dispute Resolution, AI and the Metaverse

For more information, see the programme.

Current Challenges and New Ideas in International Arbitration

University of Lausanne, Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration

17/11/2022 Lausanne Laura Azaria Speaker

For more information, see programme.


Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)

Conference on Commercial, Digital and Financial Law Across Borders (CODIFI)

14/09/2022 online Juliette Asso (Richard), Laura Azaria Speakers: “Harmonization of Rules of Private International Law Concerning the Commercial, Digital and Financial Sectors – What about the Metaverse?”

For more information, see the programme here. Link to the video here.


MetaFest 2022 by SwissBorg

NFT Certification and the Metaverse

07/04/2022 Crans-Montana Laura Azaria Speaker: NFT Certification and the Metaverse: How to Anticipate and Resolve Web 3.0 Disputes & NFT Certification

Co-panelist: Antoine Sarraute, EverdreamSoft.

Moderator: Trang Fernandez-Leenknecht, Holistik wealth planning

For more information, see program attached.

International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Young & International

15/04/2021 The (Virtual) Swiss Chalet Debate Laura Azaria Speaker: “Document production – Should commercial arbitration further restrict the scope of document production?”

For more information, please see the programme.

New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2020

06/11/2020 Neuchâtel Laura Azaria Speaker: “Review of the recent case law of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court”

For more information, see the presentation.

ASA Below 40

Fall Seminar – “The art of persuasion: how to present, persuade and prevail”

02/10/2020 Zurich Laura Azaria Speaker: “Expert examination: how to help the tribunal – insights from the tribunal’s perspective how to help the tribunal navigate conflicting expert evidence”

For more information, please see the programme.