Ms Teresa Giovannini > LALIVE > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 6569
1211 GENEVA 6
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Work Department

International Commercial Arbitration, Investment Arbitration.


Partner. Her practice areas are international arbitration (including setting aside proceedings with the Swiss Supreme Court), art and cultural property law. Disputes relating to procurement, sales, license, agency, joint venture and shareholders agreements in various sectors including infrastructure and construction projects, insurance, industrial engineering, aviation, transfer of technology, pharmaceuticals and luxury goods.


Admitted in Switzerland. Founding Partner of LALIVE. Counsel or arbitrator in more than 170 international arbitration proceedings (120 as arbitrator, including 84 as presiding or sole arbitrator), either ad hoc, in particular UNCITRAL or administered by various institutions (AAA/ICDR, ICC, ICHEIC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Chamber of Commerce of Venice and Swiss Chambers).


French English and Italian, good knowledge of German.


Swiss member of the ICC Court of Arbitration. Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the European Executive Board of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and
Resolution (CPR), the Global Advisory Board of the New York International Arbitration Centre (NYIAC), the International Law Association Committee on Arbitration (Swiss member), the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the
International Advisory Committee of the AAA/ICDR, the Advisory Board of the Transnational Arbitration Association, the Club of Arbitrators of the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration, the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and the Comité français de l’arbitrage, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Former vice-president of the LCIA Court from 2006 until 2011 and member of the Arbitral Council of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration from 1997 to 2005. She is on several panels of arbitrators, including AAA/ICDR, Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), CCIG, CCIZ, CIArb, CIETAC, CRCIA, DIAC and ICC.


Admitted in Geneva (1983); The Hague Academy of International Law (1974); Law degree, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.