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Courtney Furner



Australia, 2012
Zurich (foreign lawyer), 2022


Australian, Polish


English , German


Stampfenbachplatz 4
P.O. Box 212
8042 Zurich


+ 41 58 105 2100

Courtney Furner joined LALIVE in 2017. Her main area of practice is international arbitration, including both commercial and investment treaty arbitration, related to complex disputes involving infrastructure projects and the pharmaceutical industry.  She has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings under various procedural rules, including the ICC Rules, ICSID Rules, LCIA Rules, UNCITRAL Rules and CIETAC Rules.

Courtney Furner is an active member of numerous arbitration associations including Young ICCA, ACICA45, ASA below 40, DIS40, and ArbitralWomen.  She is presently Co-Chair of the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme and the international representative of ACICA45’s Steering Committee.

Before joining LALIVE, Courtney Furner worked as Associate to the Honourable Justice Robert Mazza of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Court of Appeal (2015-2016) and in the dispute resolution team of Norton Rose Fulbright (2010-2014) in Perth, Australia.  She has also tutored on civil procedure at the University of Western Australia, volunteered as a Humanitarian Observer with the Australian Red Cross’ Immigration Detention Program and interned at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.

Courtney Furner holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia (2011) and an LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) from Geneva Law School and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2017, MIDS-Young ICCA Scholar).  She has also undertaken legal studies at various universities and academic institutions in Austria, Germany and The Netherlands.  In 2015, Courtney Furner was named Junior Woman Lawyer of the Year by Women Lawyers of Western Australia for her contribution to the legal profession in less than five years of legal practice.  In the same year, she received the International Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Scholarship for an award-winning essay on international dispute resolution.


2nd Annual Alumni Event

18/11/2022 Geneva Courtney Furner Moderator: State Liability for Environmental, Social and Governance Measures

DIS40 Munich


05/11/2020 Courtney Furner Speaker: Respondent’s non-participation in international arbitration

For more information, see the programme.

Young ICCA (together with Equity, Kinstellar & Jurvenshservice)

Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop on Advocacy in International Arbitration

11/10/2019 Kyiv Courtney Furner Speaker: Practical exercise – preparing Requests and Answers in ICC arbitration

For more information, see the programme.