People

Sam Moss

Counsel

Admission :

New York, 2009

Nationality :

Canadian, Swiss, British

Languages :

English , French , German

Geneva

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

Contact :

+41 58 105 2000 +41 58 105 2060

Sam Moss is an international arbitration lawyer trained in both civil and common law, and focuses on disputes in the construction and energy sectors.

He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in numerous international arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC Rules, the Swiss Rules, the DIAC Rules, and the ICSID Convention, and governed by a variety of substantive laws, including Swiss, Ukrainian, Qatari, US, Lithuanian, and Public International Law.  He also assists clients with the management of claims in construction projects, and on the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts.

Sam Moss regularly publishes and speaks at conferences on construction disputes and arbitration, and is active in several professional organisations.  He is the founder and co-chair of YConstruction, an international group for young construction arbitration practitioners, and serves as an officer of the International Bar Association’s International Construction Projects Committee.  He is also a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), ASA below 40, and the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners.  Sam Moss has been ranked for several years as a leading construction lawyer, and as a Future Leader in International Arbitration, by Who’s Who Legal.

Prior to joining LALIVE, Sam Moss was Assistant Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (2006-2007), and served as a law clerk to a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal (2005-2006).

He is pursuing an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College, London, and holds a Master of International Studies in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (2007-2009), and joint common and civil law degrees (B.C.L./LL.B. (Honours), with great distinction) from McGill University (2006), where he served as Executive Editor of the McGill Law Journal (2005-2006).

Listed among the Future leaders in Arbitration.

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

Samuel Moss is regarded by clients as a "very impressive young lawyer who will go far".

Who’s Who Legal : Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017

Samuel Moss receives widespread praise from peers and clients. He is described as "a rising star" with a "fine grasp of the complex technical issues".

Who’s Who Legal: Construction, 2016

Construction Arbitration in Switzerland

Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Sam Moss, 2018

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide, 2nd ed., Wolters Kluwer, The Hague, 2018, pp. 1015-1046

Contractors beware: clause requiring employer pre-approval of additional work costs

Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, 2018

International Law Office Construction Newsletter, 10 September 2018

Construction (Switzerland)

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Sam Moss, Cédric Lenoir, 2017

In: Robert S Peckar and Michael S Zicherman (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in27 jurisdictions worldwide - 2017, Law Business Research Ltd, 2017, pp. 139-143

Construction (Qatar)

Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, 2017

In: Robert S Peckar and Michael S Zicherman (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 27 jurisdictions worldwide - 2017, Law Business Research Ltd, 2017, pp. 109-114

UK versus Swiss law on contract interpretation: which approach is best suited to international construction contracts?

Sam Moss, Shona Frame, 2015

Construction Law International, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 9-15

Swiss law vs English law on contract interpretation: Is Swiss law better suited to the realities of international construction contracts?

Sam Moss, 2015

International Construction Law Review, 2015, Issue 4, pp. 470-492

Construction (Qatar)

Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, Marcus C. Boeglin, Marie-Anne Roberty-Jabbour, Tabara Sy, 2015

In: Robert S. Peckar and Michael S. Zicherman (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through: Construction in 26 jurisdictions worldwide – 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, 2015, pp. 97-102

Construction (Switzerland)

Michael E. Schneider, Bernd Ehle, Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, 2015

In: Robert S. Peckar and Michael S. Zicherman (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through: Construction in 26 jurisdictions worldwide – 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, 2015, pp. 120-124

Swiss and English courts analyse enforceability of multi-tier dispute resolution provision providing for DAB proceedings (FIDIC, clause 20)

Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, 2014

ASA Bulletin 4/2014, Vol. 32, pp. 849-853

Construction (Qatar)

Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, Marcus C. Boeglin, Ramy Saleh, Marie-Anne Roberty Jabbour, 2014

In: Robert S Peckar (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 31 jurisdictions worldwide - 2014, Law Business Research Ltd, 2014, pp. 124-130

Construction Arbitration in Switzerland

Bernd Ehle, Sam Moss, 2014

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, The Hague, 2013, pp. 1179-1202

Construction (Switzerland)

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Sam Moss, 2014

In: Robert S Peckar (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 31 jurisdictions worldwide - 2014, Law Business Research Ltd, 2014, pp. 156-161

Switzerland

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Sam Moss, 2013

Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2014

A primer on pathological arbitration clauses in Swiss law

Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, 2012

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2 February 2012

Switzerland

Matthias Scherer, Michael E. Schneider, Sam Moss, Nathalie Subilia, 2010

In: Robert S Peckar (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2011 in 35 jurisdictions worldwide, 2010, Getting the Deal Through, pp. 178-183

International Bar Association (IBA)

6th Construction Projects from Conception to Completion Conference

Brussels 15/09/2017 Sam Moss Speaker: Drafting Extension of Time Clauses: The Civil Law Perspective

Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners/ICC YAF

Fall Symposium: A World Tour of Recent Legislative and Judicial Developments

Toronto 13/10/2016 Sam Moss Speaker: Don’t hold your breath, and other lessons from Europe

ICC Lex Mercatoria

4th International Conference on International Sales Law and International Commercial Arbitration

Minsk, Belarus 27/11/2015 Sam Moss Speaker: The FIDIC Conditions in the light of the laws of civilian jurisdictions

ICDR Young & International

The Role of Counsel in Document Production: How Far Should the Duties Go? What Are the Sanctions?

Geneva 16/04/2015 Sam Moss Speaker: A critical view of the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration

Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)

Interim Measures in International Commercial Arbitration

Brussels 30/01/2015 Sam Moss Speaker: Effective advocacy in defending against applications for interim measures

International Bar Association Annual Conference

International Construction Projects Committee – Say What? The Rules of Interpretation at Civil and Common Law

Tokyo 21/10/2014 Sam Moss Speaker: The Swiss approach to contract interpretation – Better suited to the realities of international construction contracts?

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)

IBA Guidelines on Party Representation

Paris 22/07/2014 Sam Moss Speaker: Remedies for Misconduct

ASA Below 40

Court assistance in international arbitration – how to use it wisely and efficiently

Geneva 23/05/2014 Sam Moss Speaker: Protecting your client’s interests by means of court-ordered interim relief: typical situations and most effective remedies

University of Bucharest

International Conference “Modern Trends in International Commercial Arbitration”

Bucharest 06/09/2012 Sam Moss Speaker: Special Forms of Arbitration - Construction Arbitration