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Click here to enlarge.   Gabrielle KAUFMANN-KOHLER IAI Member   
Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler
3-5, rue du Conseil-Général
PO Box 552
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland
Tel: +41.22.809.6200
Fax: +41.22.809.6201
gabrielle.kaufmann-kohler@lk-k.com
http://www.lk-k.com

 
 
Languages   French, English, German (fluent); Spanish, Italian (knowledge)
   
Nationality   Switzerland
   
Bar Admission   Geneva - 1976
New York - 1982
   
Education   University of Basle, Switzerland (Doctorat en droit (summa cum laude) -1979); University of Geneva (Licence en droit - 1974)
   
Academic  
Position  
Professor of Law (Private International Law) - University of Geneva
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
Chair, Sole arbitrator, or member of the tribunal in numerous international and domestic arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the aegis of the ICC, AAA, ICSID, Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIG), Zurich Chamber of Commerce (ZHK), and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; President of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) ad hoc Division of the Olympic Games; President of the CAS Appeal Division; Member, ICSID Panel of arbitrators (appointed by Switzerland)
   
Experience  
as Counsel  
Numerous international and domestic arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the ICC, CCIG, ZHK, and the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna (VIAC)
   
Awards  
Rendered  
• ICSID Case No. ARB/12/35, Orascom TMT Investments S.a.r.l. v. People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Award, 31 May 2017 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/08/5, Burlington Resources Inc. v. Republic of Ecuador, (formerly Burlington Resources Inc. and others v. Republic of Ecuador and Empresa Estatal Petróleos del Ecuador (PetroEcuador)), Decision on Reconsideration and Award, 7 Feb. 2017 (full text ITA English)(full text ITA Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/06/4, Vestey Group Ltd v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Award, 15 Apr. 2016 (full text ITA)

• PCA Case No. 2012-17 (UNCITRAL), Mesa Power Group, LLC v. Government of Canada, Award, 24 Mar. 2016 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/06/2, Quiborax S.A., Non Metallic Minerals S.A. and Allan Fosk Kaplún v. Plurinational State of Bolivia, Award, 16 Sept. 2015 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/17, Renée Rose Levy and Gremcitel S.A. v. Republic of Peru, Award, 9 Jan. 2015 (full text ITA English)(full text ITA Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/07/27, Mobil Corporation, Venezuela Holdings, B.V., Mobil Cerro Negro Holding, Ltd., Mobil Venezolana de Petróleos Holdings, Inc., Mobil Cerro Negro, Ltd., and Mobil Venezolana de Petróleos, Inc. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Award, 9 Oct. 2014 (full text ITA English)(full text ITA Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/12/14 and 12/40, Churchill Mining PLC and Planet Mining Pty Ltd v. Republic of Indonesia, (formerly Churchill Mining PLC v. Republic of Indonesia), Decision on Jurisdiction (Planet Mining Pty Ltd), 24 Feb. 2014 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/12/14 and 12/40, Churchill Mining PLC and Planet Mining Pty. Ltd. v. Republic of Indonesia, Award, 6 Dec. 2016 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/09/08, KT Asia Investment Group B.V. v. Republic of Kazakhstan, Award, 17 Oct. 2013 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/3, Metal-Tech Ltd. v. Republic of Uzbekistan, Award, 4 Oct. 2013 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No ARB/08/5, Burlington Resources Inc. v. Republic of Ecuador, Decision on Liability, 14 Dec. 2012 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/07/19, Electrabel S.A. v. The Republic of Hungary, Decision on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law and Liability, 30 Nov. 2012 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/06/2, Quiborax S.A., Non Metallic Minerals S.A.and Allan Fosk Kaplún v. Plurinational State of Bolivia, Decision on Jurisdiction, 27 Sept. 2012 (full text ITA English) (full text ITA Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/03/23, EDF International SA, SAUR International SA and Leon Participaciones Argentinas SA v. Argentine Republic, Award, 11 June 2012 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/07/3, Government of the Province of East Kalimantan v. PT Kaltim Prima Coal and others, Award on Jurisdiction, 28 Dec. 2009 (full text ITA)

• LCIA Case No. 811010, United States v. Canada, Award, 20 Jan. 2011(full text )

• UNCITRAL Case, Jan Oostergetel and Theodora Laurentius v. The Slovak Republic, Decision on Jurisdiction, 30 Apr. 2010 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/05/7, Saipem SpA v. People's Republic of Bangladesh, Award, 30 June 2009 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/08/5,Burlington Resources Inc. et al v. Republic of Ecuador and Empresa Estatal Petróleos del Ecuador (PetroEcuador), Procedural Order No. 1 Concerning Provisional Measures, 29 June 2009 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/04/13, Jan de Nul NV and Dredging Int'l NV v. Arab Republic of Egypt, Award, 6 Nov. 2008 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/05/12, Noble Energy, Inc, MachalaPower Cia Ltda v. Republic of Ecuador and Consejo Nacional de Electricidad (Ecuador), Decision on Jurisdiction, 5 Mar. 2008 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/97/3, Compania de Aguas del Aconquija SA and Vivendi Universal SA v. Argentine Republic, Award, 20 Aug. 2007 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/03/28, Duke Energy Int'l Peru Investments No. 1, Ltd v. Republic of Peru, Award, 18 Aug. 2008 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/05/07, Saipem SpA v. People's Republic of Bangladesh, Decision on Jurisdiction and Recommendation on Provisional Measures, 21 Mar. 2007 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/02/5, PSEG Global Inc and Konya Ilgin Elektrik Uretim ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi v. Republic of Turkey, Award, 19 Jan. 2007 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• UNCITRAL Case, AWG Group Ltd v. Argentine Republic, Decision on Jurisdiction, 3 Aug. 2006 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/03/17, Suez, Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona SA and InterAguas Servicios Integrales del Agua SA v. Argentine Republic, Order in Response to a Petition for Participation as Amicus Curiae, 17 Mar. 2006 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/03/17, Suez, Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona SA and InterAguas Servicios Integrales del Agua SA v. Argentine Republic, Decision on Jurisdiction, 16 May 2006 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/03/29, Bayindir Insaat Turizm Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Decision on Jurisdiction, 14 Nov. 2005 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ013, Deutscher Challenger Yacht Club, Decision on employing an ex-employee of mast maker, 8 Nov. 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ013, Deutscher Challenger Yacht Club, Decision on purchasing old sails from other Competitors, 3 Oct. 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ012, Race Committee v. K-Challenge (FRA 60), Decision, 28 Aug. 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ008, Challenger Commission, Decision, 27 June 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ010, Gamla Stans Yacht Sällskap, Decision, 26 June 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ011, Race Committee v. Victory Challenge (SWE 63), Decision, 26 June 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ009, Yacht Club Italiano, Decision, 23 June 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ005 and ACJ006, Circolo Vela Dargnano, Decision, 14 June 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ003, El Reto, Decision, 20 May 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ007, Le Cercle de la Voile de Paris, Decision, 12 May 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ004, Société Nautique de Genève, Decision on undertaking by Alinghi in respect of its interactive model, 13 Apr. 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No.ACJ004, Société Nautique de Genève, Decision on Approval of Interactive Scale Model of an ACC Yacht, 1 Mar. 2005 (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ002, K-Challenge v. Le Defi, Decision, 11 Sept. 2004 (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/02/5, PSEG Global Inc and Konya Ilgin Elektrik Uretim ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi v. Republic of Turkey, Decision on Jurisdiction, 4 June 2004 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• America's Cup Case No. ACJ001, K-Challenge AC, S.L. v. Mascalzone Latino – Capitalia Team, Decision, 4 June 2004 (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/00/5, Autopista Concesionada de Venezuela CA (Venezuela) v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Award, 23 Sept. 2003 (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICC Case No. Xx, A. v. Z., Order No. 5 on Claimant’s Request for Interim Relief, 2 Apr. 2002 (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/00/5, Autopista Concesionada de Venezuela CA (Aucoven) v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Decision on Jurisdiction, 27 Sept. 2001 (excerpts Kluwer)
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
Numerous publications on arbitration, international contracts, and E-commerce, including:

• International Arbitration: Law and Practice in Switzerland (OUP, 2015) (with A. Rigozzi)

The 32nd America's Cup Jury and its Decisions (Kluwer, 2008)(with H. Peter, B. Willis, G. McKenzie, H. Menin, D. Tillett)

• Arbitrage international: Droit et pratique à la lumière de la LDIP (Schulthess, 2007) (with A. Rigozzi)

• Online dispute resolution - New challenges for contemporary justice (Kluwer, 2004) (with T. Schultz)

• Arbitration at the Olympics – Issues of Fast-Track Dispute Resolution and Sports Law (Kluwer, 2001)

• Co-editor, Arbitration of Merger and Acquisition Disputes, ASA Special Series No. 23 (2005) (with A. Johnson)

• Co-editor, International Arbitration in Switzerland - A Handbook for Practitioners (Kluwer, 2004) (with B. Stucki)

• Co-editor, The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, ASA Special Series No. 22 (2004) (with B. Stucki)

• Co-editor, Arbitration in Banking and Financial Matters, ASA Special Series No 20, (2003) (with V. Frossard)

• Co-editor, Investment Treaties and Arbitration, ASA Special Series No. 19 (2002) (with B. Stucki)

• "Accountability in International Investment Arbitration," 2016(3) Cahiers de l'arbitrage / Paris J. Int'l Arb. 511 (Charles N. Brower, Lecture - ASIL)

• "Interpretive Powers of the Free Trade Commission and the Rule of Law," in Fifteen Years of NAFTA Chapter 11 Arbitration, IAI International Arbitration Series No. 7, 175 (F. Bachand ed., Juris Publishing, 2011)

• "Soft Law in International Arbitration: Codification and Normativity," (1)2 J. Int'l Disp. Settlement 1 (2010)

• "When Arbitrators Facilitate Settlement: Towards a Transnational Standard," Clayton Utz/University of Sydney International Arbitration Lecture," 25(2) Arb. Int’l 187 (2009)

• "Commerce électronique: résolution des litiges et droit applicable [Electronic commerce: dispute resolution and applicable law]" (Hague Academy lecture, 2008)

• "How to Handle Parallel Proceedings: A Practical Approach to Issues such as Competence-Competence and Anti-Suit Injunctions," 2(1) Dispute Resol. Int'l 110 (2008)

• "Integrating Mediation into Arbitration: Why It Works in China," 25(4) J. Int’l Arb. 479 (2008) (with F. Kun)

• "Is Consistency a Myth?," in Precedent in International Arbitration, IAI Series on International Arbitration No. 5, at 137 (Y. Banifatemi ed., Juris Publishing, 2008)

• "L'arbitre-conciliateur - Approche statistique de la corrélation entre le rôle de l'arbitre et sa culture juridique," 18(2) ICC Bull. 79 (2008) (with V. Bonnin)

• "Arbitral Precedent: Dream, Necessity or Excuse? (Freshfields Lecture, 2006)," 23(3) Arb. Int’l 357 (2007)

• "Mesures ex parte et injonctions préliminaires [ex parte measures and preliminary injunctions in international arbitration]," in Les mesures provisoires dans l'arbitrage commercial international 91 (J.-M. Jacquet ed., Litec, 2007)

• "Consolidation of Proceedings in Investment Arbitration: How Can Multiple Proceedings Arising from the Same or Related Situations be Handled Efficiently?," 21(1) ICSID Rev. 59 (2006) (with L. Boisson de Chazournes, V. Bonnin, M.M. Mbengue)

• "Interpretation of Treaties: How Do Arbitral Tribunals Interpret Dispute Settlement Provisions Embodied in Investment Treaties?," in Pervasive Problems in International Arbitration 257 (L. Mistelis and J.D.M. Lew eds., Kluwer, 2006)

• "The Governing Law: Fact or Law? – A Transnational Rule on Establishing its Content," in Best Practices in International Arbitration, ASA Special Series No. 26, at 79 (M. Wirth ed., 2006)

• "The Ordinary Arbitration Procedure of the Court of Arbitration for Sport," in CAS Jubilee Book 69 (2006) (with P. Bärtsch)

• "Insolvency and international arbitration," in The Challenges of Insolvency Law Reform in the 21st Century 257 (H. Peter, N. Jeandin, J. Kilborn eds., 2006) (with L. Lévy)

• "In Search of Transparency and Consistency: ICSID Reform Proposals," 2(5) TDM (Aug. 2005)

• "Online Dispute Resolution and Its Significance for International Commercial Arbitration," in Global Reflections on International Law, Commerce and Dispute Resolution - Liber Amicorum in honour of Robert Briner 437 (G. Aksen et al. eds., ICC Pub. No. 693, 2005)

• "Global Implications of the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act: The Role of Legislation in International Arbitration," 20(2) ICSID Rev. 339 (2005)

• "The Use of Information Technology in Arbitration," Jusletter 5 December 2005, available on http://www.weblaw.ch/jusletter (with T. Schultz)

• "The Arbitrator and the Law: Does He/She Know It? Apply It? How? And a Few More Questions," 21(4) Arb. Int’l 631 (2005)

• "Le contrat et son droit devant l'arbitre [The contract before the arbitrator]," in Le contrat dans tous ses états 361 (C. Chappuis, F. Bellanger, F. Chaix, A. Lachat Héritier eds., 2004)

• "L'arbitrage d'investissement: entre contrat et traité - entre intérêts privés et intérêt public [Investment Arbitration: between contract and treaty - between private and public interest]," Rev. lib. arb. arabe & int. No. 32, at 9 (2004)

• "Substantive New Concepts to Improve Arbitral Efficiency," 5 J. World Inv. 69 (2004)

• "'Iura Novit Arbiter' - Est-ce bien raisonnable? Réflexions sur le statut du droit de fond devant l'arbitre international," in De Lege Ferenda - Réflexions sur le droit désirable en l'honneur du Professeur Alain Hirsch 71 (A. Hériter Lachat and L. Hirsch eds., Slatkine, 2004)

• "Annulment of ICSID Awards in Contract and Treaty Arbitrations: Are There Differences," in IAI Series on International Arbitration No. 1, Annulment of ICSID Awards 189 (E. Gaillard and Y. Banifatemi eds., 2004)

• "Qui contrôle l'arbitrage? Autonomie des parties, pouvoirs des arbitres et principe d'efficacité [Who controls the arbitration proceedings? Party autonomy, arbitrators’ powers and procedural efficiency]," in Liber Amicorum Claude Reymond - Autour de l'arbitrage 153 (Litec, 2004)

• "Discovery in International Arbitration," 2(1) German Arb. J. 13 (2004) (with P. Bärtsch)

• "Globalization of Arbitration Procedure," 36 Vand. J. Transn'l L. 1313 (2003)

• "La resolución de los litigios en línea – perspectivas y retos del contencioso internacional contemporáneo," 2003 Rev. Latinoamericana Med. y Arb. 11

• "Arbitration in Air, Space and Telecommunications Law: Arbitration and the Need For Technical or Scientific Expertise," in Proceedings of the International Law Seminar, The Hague February 2001, at 285 (PCA/Peace Palace Papers)

• Arbitration at the Olympics (Kluwer, 2001)

• "Formula 1 Racing and Arbitration: the FIA Tailor-made System for Fast-Track Dispute Resolution," 17(2) Arb. Int’l 173 (2001)(with H. Peter)

• "Mondialisation et modélisation de la procédure arbitrale [Globalization and standardization of arbitral procedure]," in Le droit saisi par la mondialisation 269 (C.-A. Morand ed., Bruylant, 2001)

• "Arbitration agreements in online business to business transactions," in Law of International Business and Dispute Settlement in the 21st Century, Liber Amicorum Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel 355 (R. Briner, L.Y. Fortier, K.P. Berger, J. Bredow eds., Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2001)

• "Correction and Interpretation of Awards in International Arbitrations Held in Switzerland: Note on a Recent Decision of the Swiss Supreme Court (ATF 126 III 524)," 16(4) Int'l Arb. Rep. 25 (2001), also published in Jusletter of 19 March 2001, available on http://www.weblaw.ch/jusletter (with A. Rigozzi)

• "Arbitration Procedure: Identifying and Applying the Law Governing the Arbitration Procedure – The Role of the Law of the Place of Arbitration," in Improving the Efficiency of Arbitration Agreements and Awards: 40 Years of Application of the New York Convention, ICCA Congress Series No. 9, at 356 (Kluwer, 1999)
   

 
   
 
 
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