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.