Ms Domitille Baizeau > LALIVE > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 6569
1211 GENEVA 6

Work Department

International commercial arbitration, Investment arbitration.


Partner. Her practice areas are: international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration, focusing on disputes involving joint ventures, M&A, shareholders, sales, distribution, privatisation and investment contracts in particular in the energy (oil and gas, solar), mining, telecommunications, commodity trading and pharmaceuticals sectors.


Admitted in New Zealand, England & Wales and Geneva, Switzerland; joined LALIVE in 2004; Partner since 2008; practising in dispute resolution for more than twenty years and exclusively arbitration since 2001; experience as counsel or arbitrator in over seventy arbitrations under the main international rules of arbitration and in ad hoc proceedings; formerly with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris and a leading business law firm in New Zealand.


French and English, Spanish (working knowledge).


Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (Vice-President, member since 2010); Swiss Arbitration Association – ASA (member of the Board and the Executive Committee, former co-chair of ASA Below 40, 2007-10); LCIA (European Users’ Council; former co-chair of LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group, 2005-09); Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy – FIAA (member of the Executive Committee);; ICC Institute of World Business Law (Associate member); on several panel of arbitrators.


Admitted in New Zealand (1996), in England and Wales (2003) and in Geneva (2010). LL.B. (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1995); Diploma in French law, Université de Paris II Assas-Panthéon (1991).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE is highly regarded for its strong expertise in a breadth of litigation and arbitration cases. The team can also advise on banking, finance and private client matters. Key contacts at the firm are Matthias Scherer, Alexander TrollerSandrine Giroud, Domitille Baizeau, Marc Henzelin, Veijo Heiskanen and Michael Schneider.