Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler

Diversity in aid of legitimacy of international arbitration?

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
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This event is part of the Public Lecture Series "Women's Voices in the International Judiciary", organised by the SNF-funded research project "Diversity on the International Bench: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals" in collaboration with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler is a partner of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler. She practices international commercial and investment arbitration, having acted in nearly 240 international arbitrations, mainly as chair of the arbitral tribunal. She is honorary President of ICCA since last May. She regularly ranks among the top ten arbitrators worldwide; a study of investment arbitration released in 2016 concluded that she was the “most influential arbitrator in the world”. She appears on numerous institutional arbitration panels (including ICC, ICSID, SIAC, CIETAC).

Professor emerita at Geneva University, Gabrielle is the founder of the Geneva LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS). She is also a visiting professor at NUS, Tsinghua, Georgetown Law, Sciences Po Paris and at the (MIDS). She has published extensively on topics of international dispute settlement and launched the Academic Forum on ISDS Reform.

Honorary President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Gabrielle is also among others a former member of the ICC Court, LCIA Court, and AAA Board, and a member of the Swiss delegation to UNCITRAL.