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Click here to enlarge.   Laurence BOISSON DE CHAZOURNES IAI Member   
University of Geneva
40 Bd du Pont d'Arve
1211 Geneva 4
Tel: +41.22.379.8544
Fax: +41.22.379.8543

Languages   French (native); English (fluent); Spanish (working knowledge)
Nationality   France, Switzerland
Bar Admission   Lyon - 1980
Education   Georgetown University (Visiting Scholar - 1994); Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Habilitation - 1991); Graduate Institute of International Studies, (PhD in International Law, summa cum laude – 1991; Certificate of Advanced Studies, magna cum laude - 1987); University of Michigan Law School (Visiting Scholar - 1989)
Professor of Law (International Dispute Settlement Mechanisms, International Economic Law, Law of International Organizations and International Environmental Law) - University of Geneva
as Arbitrator  
Member of the tribunal in international arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID and the PCA; Chair in proceedings before the World Trade Organization (WTO); Member, ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (appointed by Switzerland)
as Counsel  
International arbitration proceedings under ICSID Rules; proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
• ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/16/2, Lao Holdings N.V. v. Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Procedural Order No. 3, 14 Nov. 2017 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ADHOC/17/1, Sanum Investments Limited v. Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Procedural Order No.3, 14 Nov. 2017, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/20, Garanti Koza LLP v. Turkmenistan, Award 19 Dec. 2016 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/11/2, Crystallex International Corporation v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Award, 4 Apr. 2016 (full text ITA English)(full text ITA Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/12/6, Muhammet Çap & Sehil Inşaat Endustri ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti. v. Turkmenistan, Decision on Respondent’s Objection to Jurisdiction under Article VII(2) of the Turkey-Turkmenistan Bilateral Investment Treaty, 13 Feb. 2015 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/20, Garanti Koza LLP v. Turkmenistan, Decision on the Objection to Jurisdiction for Lack of Consent, 3 July 2013 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/20, Garanti Koza LLP v. Turkmenistan, Dissenting Opinion of the Decision on the Objection to Jurisdiction for Lack of Consent, 3 July 2013 (full text ITA)
Relating to  
• Les contre-mesures dans les relations internationales économiques (Pedone, 1992)

• Co-editor, Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement (Brill, 2012) (with M. Kohen and J. Vinuales)

• Co-editor, International Organizations and International Dispute Settlement: Trends and Prospects (Brill, 2002) (with C. Romano and R. Mackenzie)

• "The Intersection between Investment Arbitration and Public International Law," 31(2) ICSID Rev. 255 (2016) (with C. McLachlan)

• "Plurality in the Fabric of International Courts and Tribunals: The Threads of a Managerial Approach," 28(1) Eur. Int'l Arb. Rev. 13(2017)

• " Rules of Interpretation and Investment Arbitration," in Building International Investment Law – The First 50 Years of ICSID 13 (M. Kinnear et al. eds., Kluwer, 2015)

• "Transparency in Investor-State Arbitration: An Incremental Approach," 2(1) BCDR Int’l Arb. Rev. 59 (2015)

• "Standards and Guidelines: Some Interfaces with Private Investments," in Foreign Investment, International Law and Common Concerns 100 (T. Treves, F. Seatzu and S. Trevisanut eds., Routledge, 2013)

• "Dispute Settlement Procedures and Fresh Water: Multiplicity and Diversity at Stake," in International Courts and the Development of International Law - Essays in Honour of Tullio Treves 109 (N. Boschiero et al. eds., TMC Asser Press, 2013)

• "Courts and Tribunals and the Treatment of Scientific Issues," 3(3) J. Int'l Disp. Settlement 479 (2012)(editor)

• "Fundamental Rights and International Arbitration: Arbitral Awards and Constitutional Law," in Arbitration Advocacy in Changing Times, ICCA Congress Series No. 15, at 309 (Kluwer, 2011)

• "The Principle of Compétence de la Compétence in International Adjudication and its Role in an Era of Multiplication of Courts and Tribunals," in Looking to the Future: Essays in Honor of W. Michael Reisman 1027 (M. Arsanjani, J. Cogan and S. Weissner eds., Martinus Nijhoff, 2010)

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