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Click here to enlarge.   François DESSEMONTET IAI Member   
Etude Dessemontet & Ghosn Avocats
25 avenue de Rumine
Case postale
CH-1002 Lausanne
Switzerland
Tel: +41.21.321.55.02
Fax: +41.21.321.55.01
francois@dessemontet.ch
http://www.avocats-rumine.ch

Château des Augustins
CH-1673 Rue
Switzerland
Tel: +41.79.739.81.43
semontet@gmail.com
http://www.dessemontet.ch
 
 
Languages   French, English, German, Spanish
   
Nationality   Switzerland
   
Bar Admission   Lausanne - 1975
   
Education   University of Lausanne, Switzerland (Doctorat en droit - 1974)
   
Academic  
Position  
Professor Emeritus of Law (Contract Law and Intellectual Property) - School of Law, Universities of Lausanne and Fribourg, Switzerland
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
Chair, sole arbitrator, or member of the tribunal in over 90 international and domestic arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional (ICC, WIPO, URDP (Domain Name Disputes Resolution Proceedings), WTO, and Chambre Vaudoise du Commerce et de l'Industrie (CVCI)).
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
• Co-editor, Creative Ideas for Intellectual Property – The ATRIP Papers 2000-2001 (Cedidac, 2002)

• Author and co-editor, Intellectual Property Law in Switzerland (3rd Ed., Kluwer, 2014) (with T. Ansay)

• La propriété intellectuelle et les Contrats de licence (2nd Ed. CEDIDAC, 2011)

Numerous articles, including:

• "Dispute Resolution Proceedings in World Trade Organization and International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparison," 6(1) Indian J. Arb. L. 174 (2017)

• "The Specificity of Intellectual Property Arbitration," in Research Handbook on Cross-border Enforcement of Intellectual Property (P. Torremans ed., Edward Elgar, 2015) 605

• "Licensing and Arbitration," in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing, (J. de Werra ed., Edward Elgar, 2012) 337

• "The UNIDROIT Principles and the Long Term Contracts," Vol.26 Diritto del Commercio Internazionale (2012) 873

• "The Application of Soft Law, Halakha and Sharia by International Arbitral Tribunals," 23(3-4) Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 545(2012)

• "Sanctity of Contracts vs Termination for Cause," in Festschrift für I. Schwenzer, (2011), 395

• "Autonomie des parties et droit applicable à l'arbitrabilité des droits de propriété intellectuelle et des contrats de licence/Party autonomy and the law applicable to the arbitrability of ip rights and licensing transactions]," 2013(5) Rev. dr. aff. int. / Int'l Bus. L.J. 421

• "Projet de Disposition sur les règles applicables à la Déontologie dans les arbitrages internationaux et Projet de Code de conduite," 26(2) ASA Bull. 259 (2008)

• "Arbitration of Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing Contracts," in Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and International Arbitral Awards - The New York Convention in Practice 553 (E. Gaillard and D. Di Pietro eds., Cameron May, 2008)

• "Les accords de distribution dans la pratique arbitrale, in Les accords de distribution 89 (CEDIDAC Publication No. 65, 2005); in English, "Arbitration and International Distributorship Agreements," in Prawo Prywatne Czasu Przemian - Festschrift S. Soltyzinski 779 (Poznan, 2005)

• "Conflicts of Law for Intellectual Property in Cyberspace," 18 J. Int’l Arb. 487 (Oct. 2001)

• "L'arbitrage en ligne pour les noms de domaine," Bulletin d’information CEDIDAC, No. 33, at 1 (May 2000)

• "L'instance arbitrale et la transaction," in Etudes de procédure et d’arbitrage en l’honneur de Jean-François Poudret 367 (1999)

• "Les usages du Barreau et l’arbitrage international," in L’Avocat Moderne - Mélanges publiés par l’Ordre des avocats vaudois à l’occasion de son centenaire 177 (1998)

• "Arbitration and Confidentiality," 7 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 299 (1996)

• "Arbitrage et Confidentialité," in Le droit en action - Recueil de travaux de la Faculté de droit de Lausanne 61 (1996)

• "Arbitration in Europe," in Alternative Dispute Resolution Guide 85 (American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) ed., 1995)

• "Arbitrage, propriété intellectuelle et droit de la concurrence," in ASA Special Series No. 6, Objective Arbitrability – Antitrust Disputes – Intellectual Property Disputes 55 (1994)
   
Other  
Connections  
with France  
Visiting Professor (retired), University of Nantes, France
   

 
   
 
 
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