Laurence Ponty


Admission :

England and Wales, 2014
Geneva (foreign lawyer), 2006
Paris, 2006

Nationality :


Languages :

English , French , Russian


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

Contact :

+41 58 105 2000 +41 58 105 2060

Laurence Ponty joined LALIVE in 2013. Her main area of practice is international commercial arbitration. She has acted as counsel and tribunal secretary in various international proceedings (under the ICC, the LCIA, the Swiss, the UNCITRAL and the AAA/ICDR Rules) in relation to international contracts disputes, in particular in the energy, construction, engineering, telecommunications and services sectors. She also has experience in large cross-border litigations and corporate matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Laurence Ponty worked as Counsel at the Secretariat of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) in London, where she administered dozens of arbitration proceedings, with a particular focus on matters involving parties from the CIS region (2010-2013). She also practiced international arbitration and litigation as an associate with Bonnard Lawson in Geneva (2006-2010).

Laurence Ponty holds a Master in International Commercial Law from the University of Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne (2003), as well a Master’s degree in French Business Law and a postgraduate diploma in Russian Law from the French-Russian program of the University Paris X Nanterre (2002).

Comments on the Information Letter issued by the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial

Laurence Ponty, 2006

Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 23 No. 5, 2006

Finding a safety net before investment disputes arise

Laurence Ponty, 2004

Lloyd's List, 24/11/2004

The British-Russian Law Association (BRLA)

Seminar on International Arbitration in Russia-related Disputes

Ekaterinburg 14/05/2018 Laurence Ponty Speaker: What should an effective arbitration agreement look like?

Kiev Arbitration Days

Kiev 05/05/2018 Laurence Ponty Panelist: Investing in difficult times – Yes, No, How?

ASA Below 40 Seminar

Bern 04/05/2018 Laurence Ponty Speaker: Third party funding and security for costs: What is the fuss about?

C5’s 6th Annual Conference

International Dispute Resolution involving Russian and CIS Parties

London 26/01/2017 Laurence Ponty Panelist: Litigation and Arbitration Third Party Funding

Swiss Arbitration Academy

CAS in Arbitration – Arbitral Institutions Day

Neuchâtel 01/11/2014 Laurence Ponty Laurence Ponty Speaker: The LCIA and the LCIA Rules

Swiss Arbitration Academy

CAS in Arbitration - Arbitral Institutions Day

Lucerne 28/10/2013 Laurence Ponty Speaker: An inside view of the LCIA

Almaty Second Legal Forum

Dispute resolution and arbitration in Kazakhstan

Almaty 15/09/2012 Laurence Ponty Panelist

Winston & Strawn

Arbitration Practice Group Seminar

Geneva 03/04/2012 Laurence Ponty Speaker: Presentation on LCIA arbitration

Clifford Chance

Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group Seminar

London 08/12/2011 Laurence Ponty Speaker: Unusual and problematic situations in LCIA arbitrations

ASA Below 40 Summer Retreat

Perspectives – A meeting with arbitral institutions, in-house counsel, and young arbitrators

Neuchâtel 25/06/2011 Laurence Ponty Speaker: Market trends, revision of arbitration rules, what do counsel and/or arbitrators get wrong, what do institutions look for when selecting arbitrators?

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

European Users’ Symposium

Moscow 27/05/2011 Laurence Ponty Speaker: Arbitration practice and procedure at the LCIA

The British-Russian Law Association (BRLA) / LCIA

Arbitrating CIS disputes through the LCIA – Practical issues for parties and their advisers

London 17/03/2011 Laurence Ponty Speaker: Commencing and progressing LCIA proceedings, Common mistakes and how to avoid them