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Augustin Barrier



Paris, 2011
Geneva (foreign lawyer), 2017




French , English


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


+41 58 105 2000

Augustin Barrier joined LALIVE in 2016. His main area of practice is international arbitration, including commercial and investment treaty arbitration in a wide array of business sectors including energy, including the oil & gas industry and renewable energies, mining, joint-venture, supply and distribution and foreign investments, notably in Europe and Africa. He has acted as counsel in numerous international arbitral proceedings under the aegis of various institutions (ICC, LCIA, SCC, NAI, CCJA, ICSID) as well as ad hoc proceedings governed by a range of substantive and procedural laws, both common and civil law, such as French, Swiss, Swedish, English, Algerian, Nigerian, Mauritanian, OHADA and international law. He regularly publishes content relating to international law, international arbitration and arbitration law. He also contributes to the preparation of the Revue des revues for the Journal du Droit International (Clunet).

Augustin Barrier is a member of several professional associations, including the Young Arbitrators Forum of the ICC (YAF), the Young International Arbitration Group of the LCIA (YIAG), CFA-40, Young ICCA, Young ITA, ASA below 40 and the African Arbitration Association (AfAA). He is a co-Founder of the Swiss Chapter of the ENERAP (Energy-Related Arbitration Practitioners) association.

Before joining LALIVE, Augustin Barrier practiced international arbitration at leading international firms in Paris, where he also practiced commercial and white-collar crime litigation.

Augustin Barrier holds a Licence de droit from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Masters degrees in Economic Law from Sciences Po Paris and in Litigation, Arbitration & ADR from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Future Leader 2022

Who’s Who Legal, Arbitration

Future Leader 2021

Who’s Who Legal, Arbitration

“Associate Augustin Barrier’s expertise and knowledge in the case is particularly advanced. Particular emphasis should be placed on his skills to prepare witnesses for the proceedings. Patience, empathy capacity, perfect process (case) management, ability to establish mutual trust between client and legal representative.”

Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Key Lawyer 2021

Mali Ecowas Sanctions: The Impact on Foreign Investors

Augustin Barrier, Baptiste Rigaudeau, 2022

LALIVE Blog, 27 January 2022
Lexology online, 31 January 2022

Evidence in gas pricing arbitration

Noradèle Radjai, Augustin Barrier, 2020

In: Gas and LNG Price Arbitrations, A Practical Handbook, second edition. 2020, pp. 171-185

Tips from the top: Young ICCA interviews Augustin Barrier

Augustin Barrier, 2018

Young ICCA Blog, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, March 2018

Africa Overview

Augustin Barrier, 2016

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

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.)

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.)


Swiss Chalet Debate

17/03/2022 Zurich Augustin Barrier Speaker: Debate on the publication of arbitral awards


Swiss Chapter Launching event

17/12/2021 Geneva Augustin Barrier Organiser


Delos-Y Breakfast

11/10/2019 Geneva Augustin Barrier

Moderator: Drafting Submissions – The Blank Page Conundrum


Investment Disputes in a Post-BIT World

13/02/2019 Geneva Augustin Barrier Speaker: ISDS: Is the Future Hidden in the Past?


Skills Training Workshop: “Help, I have been Assigned to a Gas Pricing Arbitration!”

01/12/2017 Geneva Augustin Barrier Speaker
Augustin Barrier Lecturer


Swiss Arbitration Academy
Topic: Introduction to aspects of corruption in international arbitration

Augustin Barrier Lecturer


Paris Bar School (Ecole de Formation des Barreaux de Paris)
Advanced Program on Investment Arbitration
Topic: Environmental Issues in Investment Arbitration

Augustin Barrier Lecturer


Paris Bar School (Ecole de Formation des Barreaux de Paris)
Advanced Program on Investment Arbitration
Topic: Environmental Issues in Investment Arbitration