Rabab Yasseen

Rabab Yasseen

Bar admission

Solicitor (England & Wales) 2001; Genva Bar 1986

Professional experience

Mentha, Geneva (since 2005)
Lalive & Partners, Senior Associate (2003 – 2005)
University of Geneva, General Legal Counsel (2003)
Lalive & Partners, Consultant (2002)
Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva, Senior Associate (1989 – 1999)

Practice areas

In addition to Swiss general practice: International Commercial Arbitration; International Business Law; WTO/International Organizations; International Commercial Contracts and Transactions; Private International Law; Real Estate Transactions; Art Law; Trusts & Estates; Islamic Law


LL.M. in International Business Law, King's College London (2000)
Master of Arts, University of Geneva (1997 and 2002)
Master of Laws, University of Geneva (1986)
Private International Law course, Hague Academy of International Law (1985)

Other activities

Geneva Civil Court, Deputy Judge (since 2007)


French, English, Arabic, German


Geneva and Swiss Bar Associations
Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
Comité Français de l'Arbitrage (CFA)
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Swiss Arbitrator
International Law Association (ILA)
The Law Society (England & Wales)
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
Arab-Swiss Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Publications and Conferences

Co-author; ITC Incorporated Joint Venture Model Agreements and User's Guide in: ITC Trade Law Series, UNCTAD/WTO Geneva 2005;
ITC Contractual Joint Venture Model Agreements and User's Guide in: ITC Trade Law Series, UNCTAD/WTO, Geneva 2004.