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Christophe Guibert de Bruet



New York, 2006
Washington, D.C. 2007
Paris, 2012


American, French


English , French , Spanish


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


+41 58 105 2000

Christophe Guibert de Bruet joined LALIVE in 2012. His main area of practice is international arbitration, including commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with particular experience in disputes relating to large construction and infrastructure projects and disputes in the telecommunications and information technology sectors. He has acted as counsel in a number of international arbitral proceedings, either ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) or administered (under the rules of the ICC and ICSID), governed by various procedural and substantive laws, including Swiss, English, U.S. and French. He has also assisted clients in international trade and white collar crime matters, involving antidumping and countervailing duties, export controls, U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control regulations, and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Before joining LALIVE, Christophe Guibert de Bruet practiced international arbitration at King & Spalding in Paris (2009-2012) and Dewey & LeBoeuf in Paris and Washington, D.C. (2005-2009). During that time, he also passed the Paris bar examination. Christophe Guibert de Bruet holds a J.D. (Juris Doctor) from the University of Virginia (2005) and a B.A. from the University of Michigan (1998). Prior to attending law school he co-founded and operated a software company specializing in factory controls and embedded control systems.

He stands out as a “truly brilliant lawyer” with an “exceptional understanding of the geopolitical landscape”. He is “particularly impressive in investment arbitration” and is “well versed as counsel and arbitrator in international commercial disputes”.

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2021

Christophe Guibert de Bruet is “an astute and robust lawyer” who is “always a pleasure to work with”. One peer comments: “It’s always a pleasure to work with Christophe. The quality of his work speaks for itself.”

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leaders – Non-Partners, 2020

Listed among the Future leaders in Arbitration.

Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders in Arbitration, 2018

Christophe Guibert de Bruet "has that rare combination of intellect, thoughtfulness, dedication, quiet confidence and poise under pressure that I know will make him a great leader in this field in the years to come".

Who’s Who Legal : Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017

Cloud computing and US-style discovery - new challenges for European companies

Christophe Guibert de Bruet, Johannes Landbrecht, 2016

Arbitration International 2016, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 297-311

The Dickson Poon School of Law in King's College London

Corruption and Illegality in Arbitration: a Practitioner’s View

15/06/2021 Webinar Noradèle Radjai, Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker

For more information, see the presentation.

Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration

Pertinent Issues of International Investment Law Arising in FIAMC 2019 Case

15/02/2019 Moscow Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: Individual Rights under Interstate Treaties

For more information see the presentation.


Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Pre-Moot

13/02/2019 Geneva Christophe Guibert de Bruet Moderator: Investment Disputes in a Post-BIT World

Stockholm University - ICAL Master Program

ICAL Conference 2018

07/11/2018 Stockholm Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: Cultural Heritage in Investment Arbitration

For more information, see the presentation.

Center for International Legal Studies

Symposium on Arbitration

07/06/2018 Vienna Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: Addressing Corruption Sua Sponte: Duty or Discretion of the Tribunal?

For more information, see the presentation.


Updates on EU Related Arbitration – A Selection of New, Controversial and Hot Topics

27/05/2016 Brussels Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: Potential Investment Arbitration Consequences of the Brexit

CFA 40/ASA Below 40

The Better Seat? France v. Switzerland

24/04/2015 Paris Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: Evidentiary Issues

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

Constituting an Arbitral Tribunal: Human Nature, the Party-Appointed Arbitrator and What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School

04/12/2014 Cairo Christophe Guibert de Bruet Panelist: The Role of the Party-Appointed Arbitrator

Ministry of Justice & the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre

Legal Seminar Programme

25/10/2014 Doha Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: State Court Assistance in the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

Spanish Business Council in Qatar

Life and Business in Qatar: Practical Tips

24/09/2014 Doha Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: Calculation of Damages in Construction Arbitration

PMG Consulting Engineers & Economists

30th Anniversary Conference

25/10/2013 Lausanne Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: Time Bars under the FIDIC Conditions of Contract

The Queen Mary School of International Arbitration, the Working Group on Investment Protection Law of the German Branch of the International Law Association

Illegality in International Investment Arbitration

18/03/2013 Frankfurt Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: The Relevance of Corruption Investigations by Government Authorities for Arbitral Proceedings

For more information, see the presentation.

Ukrainian Bar Association

Kiev Arbitration Days 2012: Think Big !

16/11/2012 Kiev Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: Document Production in International Investment Arbitration

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

The Barcelona Bar Association

International Arbitration Congress “Arbitration: Back to the Future”

20/10/2012 Barcelona Christophe Guibert de Bruet Speaker: International Finance Arbitration

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Christophe Guibert de Bruet Course Mentor: Award, Enforcement and Annulment


UNITAR E-learning Course
Introduction to Investment Arbitration. A joint LALIVE/UNITAR e-learning initiative