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Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Arbitration

4 ranked lawyersBand 2SwitzerlandGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Geneva-based specialist arbitration boutique with a superb track record in international arbitrations. Team members are particularly well known for acting as arbitrators on international cases. Strong presence in commercial and investment arbitration, as well as advising on shareholder and construction disputes.

Notable practitioners

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler is "the queen of arbitration in Switzerland," according to interviewees. One source notes: "The decisions she writes are outstanding and to the point; everything is covered." She has in-depth experience acting as an arbitrator on ICC and ICSID tribunals, in both commercial and investment disputes.

Laurent Lévy enjoys a strong reputation in international arbitration. He is regularly appointed to sit on ICC and ICSID tribunals. He handles disputes from the energy and finance sectors.

Sébastien Besson often acts as counsel and arbitrator on a wide range of arbitrations. Sources highlight that Besson has "a very sharp and analytical mind," adding: "He masters the details but also sees the bigger commercial picture."

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Switzerland

Arbitration Counsel


Sébastien Besson
Band 2

Arbitrators


Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
Star Individuals
Laurent Lévy
Band 1
Sébastien Besson
Band 2