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LALIVE strengthens its international arbitration team in Geneva and Zurich

April 2012

In January 2012, the firm promoted to partner of the firm Noradèle Radjai, a dual British-Lebanese national who had joined the firm's international arbitration group in 2007 and is based in the Geneva office

Ms Radjai, a solicitor-advocate of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, specialises in commercial and investment treaty arbitration in a range of sectors, including energy, construction and telecommunications. She is currently acting as counsel in several of the firm's largest cases including several gas-pricing disputes and a USD 700 million construction dispute in the Middle East. She holds an LL.B., with honours, from Kings College, London and a Diploma in Law, with distinction, from the College of Law, London

LALIVE is now pleased to welcome Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder as Counsel of the firm as of April 2012.  Ms Favre Schnyder joins the firm's dispute resolution and business law practice groups and is based in the Zurich office.  Before joining LALIVE, Ms Favre Schnyder was a partner with a Zurich law firm for several years.  She brings her experience in international arbitration, Swiss corporate and commercial law, as well as maritime law, shipping law and commodities.  Ms Favre Schnyder, who has been admitted to practice law in Switzerland since 1997, has been involved in a number of international arbitration proceedings as counsel, arbitrator, and secretary to the arbitral tribunal, ad hoc or under institutional rules, including the rules of the ICC and the Swiss Rules.  She is an active member of several professional associations, a frequent speaker at international conferences on issues of international arbitration and maritime law and a guest lecturer at the Swiss Arbitration Academy.  Ms Favre Schnyder holds a bilingual (German / French) law degree from the University of Fribourg and an LL.M. in admiralty and maritime law, with distinction, from the Tulane University School of law in New Orleans, United States.  She speaks German, French, English and Italian.

LALIVE has also recently recruited three international arbitration associates from the Paris office of three large international law firms, who are qualified in England & Wales, New York and Germany respectively, and who will join the firm's international arbitration group before the summer. 

LALIVE's international arbitration group is comprised of nine partners, two counsel and 15 associates, currently handling over 100 international arbitrations, including 13 investment treaty disputes, with a total amount in dispute exceeding USD 25 billion.  The firm has been ranked for many years among the leading arbitration practices in the world by Chambers, Global Arbitration Review - GAR, and Legal 500.

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