People

Jean-Paul Vulliéty

Partner

Admission :

Switzerland, 1987

Nationality :

Swiss

Languages :

English , French , German , Norwegian

Geneva

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

Contact :

+41 58 105 2000 +41 58 105 2060

Professor Jean-Paul Vulliéty joined LALIVE as a partner in 1998. He has extensive experience advising clients in international commercial transactions, subject to Swiss, foreign laws or international conventions (e.g. the Vienna Convention on Sale of Goods), in particular sales, agency, distribution, license, franchising, security, shareholder and joint venture agreements, and he frequently acts as lead counsel in complex acquisition operations.

Professor Vulliéty has also been involved in more than 50 commercial arbitration proceedings, as counsel or arbitrator (sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chairman), under all the main rules of international arbitration (including UNCITRAL, ICC and Swiss Rules). He is listed on the panels of arbitrators of the ICC (Switzerland), the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and the Franco-American Chamber of Commerce. He also chairs the Selecting Committee for Arbitrators and Mediators of ACT (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commodity Trading, Shipping and Trade Finance) established jointly by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Trading & Shipping Association (GTSA).

His expertise in corporate and commercial law matters and dispute resolution encompasses a wide range of sectors including life sciences and biotechnology, pharmaceutical, luxury goods, transport (aviation and rail), energy (in particular oil & gas), commodities, construction and infrastructure projects and real estate transactions.

Professor Vulliéty is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), where he is chairing the International Sales Commission since 2014, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI – member of the ADR Committee), the Swiss-Arab Chamber of Commerce (Chairman since 2013, board member in charge of legal affairs from 2008 to 2013), the Licensing Executive Society (LES), the International League of Competition Law; and the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice (CLP – member of the Swiss delegation, actively involved in the working group in charge of redrafting various ICC model agreements, including the ICC model international sale contract). He is also a member of the ICC’s Institute of world business law, and has taken over the chairmanship of the Civil and administrative law Commission of the Geneva Bar.

Over the years, Professor Vulliéty has held several academic positions including at the University of Geneva since 2003 where he is currently a full professor, in charge of the chair of Business law of the Geneva University School of Economics and Management (GSEM). He is co-director of the Geneva University Master of International Trading, as well as the chairman of the scientific committee of the Swiss Research Institute on Commodities (SRIC). He is also on the scientific board of the Belgian Revue de droit international et de droit comparé, for which he is the Swiss correspondent. He holds a PhD, summa cum laude, in international business law and a D.E.S. (Masters) in Swiss Contract Law from the University of Geneva.

Jean-Paul Vulliéty has ‘a deep knowledge of partnership-related international arbitration’.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Lalive, 2013

Commentaire des articles 552-556 CO, 574-597 CO et 619 CO (sociétés en nom collectif et en commandite, Bâle 2014)

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2014

In: P. Tercier, M. Amstutz (Eds.), Commentaire Romand du Code des Obligations, tome II, 2nd ed.

Swiss chapter of the World Bank Doing Business 2015 Report

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2014

World Bank Doing Business 2015 Report, 12th Edition, October 2014

Commentaire de la vente aux enchères et de l’échange

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2012

In: Prof. L. Thévenoz et Fr. Werro (Eds.), 2nd Ed. of Commentaire Romand du Code des Obligations, tome I

International Joint Ventures and Selected Jurisdictions – Switzerland

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2011

In: Hewitt on Joint Ventures, 5th Ed., Sweet & Maxwell, 2011, pp. 645-654

Commentaire des Contrats Commerciaux en droit suisse

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2011

In: Ch. Chappuis, S. Marchand, L. Hirsch (Eds.), Commentaire du contrat de Joint-Venture

Chronique suisse de Droit international privé, 2005-2010

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2010

In: Journal du Droit International (Clunet), 4/2010 and 1/2011

Indirect, consequential and special damages en droits anglais, français, belge, suisse et de la CVIM

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2010

In: Revue Belge de droit International et de droit comparé, Bruxelles, 4/2010

Commentaire de la vente aux enchères et de l’échange

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2010

In: L. Thévenoz, F. Werro (Eds.), Commentaire Romand du Code des obligations, tome I, 2010

ITC Model International Contracts for SMEs

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2010

Recueil de modèles de contrats commerciaux, publié sous les auspices de l'OMC/CNUCED, 2010

Exclusion ou limitation de garantie dans les ventes de sociétés par aliénation de l’intégralité du capital-actions – Les rapports controversés entre les art. 100 al. 1 et 199 du Code suisse des obligations

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2009

In: A. Petitpierre, R. Trigo-Trindad, H. Peter, Ch. Bovet (Eds.), Mélanges, Geneva, 2009, pp. 391-401

Commentaire des articles 552-556 CO, 574-597 CO et 619 CO (sociétés en nom collectif et en commandite, Bâle 2008)

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2008

In: P. Tercier, M. Amstutz (Eds.), Commentaire Romand du Code des Obligations, tome II

L’expert qui n’identifie pas un faux peut-il être responsable à l’égard d’un tiers acquéreur

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2008

In: Mélanges en l'honneur du Prof. Guy Keutgen

Chronique suisse de Droit international privé, 1995-2005

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2005

In: Journal du Droit International (Clunet), 4/2005, pp. 1215

Incorporated Joint Ventures Model Agreement

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, Michael E. Schneider, 2005

Publié sous les auspices du Centre du commerce international (OMC/CNUCED), Geneva, 2005

Le contrat-type pour les Joint-Ventures contractuelles du Centre du Commerce International, au regard des Principes d'Unidroit et d'autres normes d'unification du droit des contrats

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2004

In: Revue de Droit Uniforme, 2004-2, pp. 295-314

Commentaire des contrats de vente aux enchères et d’échange (Genève 2003)

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2003

In: Contribution au Commentaire Romand du Code des Obligations, tome I (Droit des contrats)

Résiliation extraordinaire injustifiée d’une concession de vente en droit suisse : poursuite ou fin du contrat

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2003

In: SJ 2003 II, pp. 91-112

Livre Blanc de la Commission sur la modernisation des règles d'application des art. 81 et 82 du Traité instaurant l'UE – Procédure de consultation – Commentaires du comité ad hoc de la Ligue internationale du droit de la concurrence (LIDC), sic!

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 2000

Schulthess, 2000, pp. 151-153

Handelsvertreterrecht in der Schweiz

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 1998

In: Handelsvertreterrecht in Deutschland und ausgewählten EU-Staaten, DG-Bank, Francfort s/ Main (Ed.),Neuwied (D), 1998, pp. 182-197

Le transfert des risques dans la vente internationale – Comparaison entre le Code suisse des Obligations et la Convention de Vienne des Nations Unies du 11 avril 1980

Jean-Paul Vulliéty, 1998

Collection Genevoise,Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 1998

University of Geneva

On the new Chinese civil code

Geneva 05/07/2017 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Comparative comments and discussion.

For more information, see the programme.

Association genevoise de droit des affaires (AGDA)

La société simple : un outil efficace à redécouvrir

Geneva 25/01/2017 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: La joint Venture : une société pas si simple que ça

For more information, see the programme.

Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI)

Arbitration meets the Competition Authorities

Brussels 13/12/2016 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Panellist

For more information, see the programme.

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

Deutsches + Schweizer Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (German and Swiss law as an alternative in international contracts)

Vienna 20/10/2016 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Vor- und Nachteile für Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for legal practitioners)

Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS)

FBLS Dublin 2016 - Which seat to choose?

Dublin 10/03/2016 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Which seat to choose? England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland

For more information, see the programme.

Swiss Board Institute

Journée du Conseil d’administration, 5th edition

Lausanne 04/02/2016 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Co-organiser

For more information, see the programme.

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

Drafting Effective International Contracts – Workshop-seminar on International Sales, Agency and Distributorship Contracts

Roma 30/05/2015 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker : How to Deal with Claims for Defects (Non - Conformity) of the Goods? Moderator: Workshop-discussion with the Participants on examples of Limitation of Liability Clauses

For more information, see the programme.

XX. Atelier de la Concurrence

Arbitration in Antitrust: possibilities and benefits

Geneva 07/05/2015 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker

For more information, see the programme.

ICC Austria

Schweizer und deutsches Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (Swiss and German law as an alternative in international contracts)

Dornbirn 06/05/2015 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Vor- und Nachteile für österreichische Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for Austrian legal practitioners)

For more information, see the programme.

Swiss Board Institute

Journée du Conseil d’administration, 4th edition

Lausanne 05/02/2015 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Co-organiser and Moderator

For more information, see the programme.

Arab-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Annual General Meeting

Zurich 19/01/2015 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Organiser

ICC Austria

Schweizer und deutsches Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (Swiss and German law as an alternative in international contracts)

Vienna 07/05/2014 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Vor- und Nachteile für Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for legal practitioners)

For more information, see the programme.

Iktissad Events

Swiss Arab Financial Forum

Geneva 03/04/2014 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker

For more information see summary of the event here and articles published in L’Agefi and La Tribune de Genève.

Trading Forum

Commodity Markets at a Turning Point

Geneva 18/03/2014 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: The Challenge of optimizing resource allocation is not only an issue for commodity merchants but is also shared by the global society.

For more information, see the programme.

Ordre des Avocats de Genève (ODA) – Commission de formation permanente

Séminaire sur la rédaction des contrats commerciaux

Geneva 12/02/2014 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Contrat de vente soumis à la CVIM

For more information, see the programme.

Swiss Board Institute

Journée du Conseil d’administration, 3rd edition

Lausanne 30/01/2014 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Co-organiser and Moderator

For more information, see the programme.

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

Schweizer + deutsches Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (Swiss and German law as an alternative in international contracts)

Vienna 15/05/2013 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Vor- und Nachteile für Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for legal practitioners)

For more information, see the programme.

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

International Sale of Goods – Advanced Training Course for Lawyers

Paris 13/11/2012 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Course Director and Lecturer

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

56th UIA Annual Congress Key Clauses of Contract for the International Sale of Goods Old Issues Revisited in the Light of Recent Developments of Uniform Contract Law

Dresden 04/11/2012 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: The Remedies of the Buyer in case of Non-conformity – Revisited Practical recommendations in international sales under the CISG

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

Negotiating and Managing International Sales, Agency and Distributorship Contracts

Zurich 08/09/2012 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Choosing the law governing questions not covered by the CISG. Pros and cons of the choice of Swiss law

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

Deutsches + Schweizer Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (German and Swiss law as an alternative in international contracts)

Vienna 18/04/2012 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Vor- und Nachteile für Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for legal practitioners)

Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA) and Law Faculty of the University of Geneva

Un nouveau droit transnational – les Principes Unidroit 2010

Geneva 03/02/2012 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker (with Prof. Pierre Tercier): les Principes d’UNIDROIT et l’arbitrage

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

Deutsches + Schweizer Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (German and Swiss law as an alternative in international contracts)

Vienna 09/03/2011 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speakers: Vor- und Nachteile für österreichische Anwender und Juristen in der täglichen Vertragspraxis (Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for Austrian legal practitioners)

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

International Sale and Distribution – Negotiating and Managing International Sales, Agency and Distributorship Contracts

Antwerp 28/01/2011 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Swiss Sales law as a possible alternative to UN Sales Convention – Pros and cons

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

54th UIA Annual Congress

Istanbul 03/11/2010 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: The Remedies of the Buyer in case of Non-conformity - Practical recommendations in international sales under the CISG

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

53rd UIA Annual Congress

Seville 29/10/2009 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: A selection of pathological clauses in International sales agreement under the CISG

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

The international sale and supply of tangible and corporeal goods (CISG) and of other goods

Skopje 17/05/2009 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: General introduction to the CISG and selected practical recommendations in international sales of goods under the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

ITC (International Trade Center) / WTO / UN

International Commercial Model Contracts for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Geneva 22/04/2009 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Chair of drafting team and chair of international committee

UIA Union Internationale des Avocats

Current Developments in International Sales and Distribution of Goods

Bucharest 02/11/2008 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Primary obligations of the parties

UIA Union Internationale des Avocats

Cross-Border Agency, Distribution and Franchising Agreements in Practice: Business Strategies and Legal Aspects

Budapest 02/06/2007 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Selected pathological clauses and constructions in international distributorship and franchising, with numerous practical examples

For more information, see the programme.

Geneva Bar's Association

Geneva 28/04/2007 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker : Théorie générale des obligations

For more information, see the programme.

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

Current Developments in International Sales and Distribution of Goods

Warsaw 13/05/2006 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: Vienna Sales Convention: Practical Recommendations & Abusive Termination of Distribution Agreements

For more information, see the programme.

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) - Contract Law Commission

The New Edition of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts

Rome 03/12/2004 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Speaker: The Use of the UNIDROIT Principles in the Model Joint Venture Contract of the International Trade Centre of Geneva

Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

48th UIA Congress

Geneva 05/09/2004 Jean-Paul Vulliéty Co-organiser

For more information, see the programme.

Jean-Paul Vulliéty Co-director and member of the Scientific Board

2008

University of Geneva
Master Program in International Trading
For more information visit the site of the University of Geneva and the master program.

Jean-Paul Vulliéty Full Professor

2006

University of Geneva
International Contract Law and Law of obligations and director of the chair of Business Law of the Faculty of Economics

Jean-Paul Vulliéty Professor

2006

University of Geneva
Master of Business Law (MBL) of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne
International Construction Law

Jean-Paul Vulliéty Professor

2003

University of Geneva
Undergraduate and postgraduate levels
Swiss and international law of obligations and contract law

Jean-Paul Vulliéty Visiting Professor

2001

Louvain Catholic University (UCL)

Jean-Paul Vulliéty Lecturer

2000

Law Faculty of the University of Neuchâtel
Swiss contract law

Jean-Paul Vulliéty Lecturer

1989

Law Faculty of the University of Geneva
General introduction to Swiss law of corporate bodies