For several years now, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and Laurent Lévy have constantly been ranked among the top investment and commercial arbitrators worldwide, while Antonio Rigozzi and Sébastien Besson have long been recognized for their expertise in the fields of international sports law and arbitration.
Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, who is regarded as a “real thought leader in the profession”, “who does not need any introduction” (Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2021; Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2017), has been described by peers as the “model of what a top international arbitrator should be”, as well as “one of the top arbitrators in Switzerland and one of the top arbitrators period” (Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2014; Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2016). She was named as the most highly regarded individual in the International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration 2013. Laurent Lévy is considered the “doyen of international commercial arbitration”, acclaimed as “simply one of the best”, “one of the most brilliant minds in international arbitration” and a “truly exceptional” arbitrator (Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2014; Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2015; Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2017; Who’s Who Legal 100 Dispute Resolution 2015).
Antonio Rigozzi is praised as a “fantastic lawyer” (Chambers Europe 2017), “who maintains an undisputed leading position in the market” (Chambers Europe 2021), “one of the key players in the field of arbitration in Switzerland”, and “a very skilled attorney” (Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2017; Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2017). Sébastien Besson is regarded as a “top of the line” arbitrator and counsel, described as “excellent, really very good” and a “star in Switzerland” (Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2017; Chambers Europe 2017).
In the Global Arbitration Review 2022, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler was ranked within the GAR 100 for the fifteenth consecutive year. Both Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and Laurent Lévy received the GAR award for “Best Prepared Arbitrator”, in 2012 and 2016 respectively (www.globalarbitrationreview.com).
Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler received Who’s Who Legal’s ‘Lawyer of the Year 2021 – Arbitration’ award, and was recognized as the “best in commercial arbitration” in the 2012 and 2014 editions of the International Financial Law Review’s Europe Women in Business Law Awards (www.iflr.com), receiving also the ‘Switzerland – Arbitrator of the Year’ award in the inaugural 2014 Benchmark and Expert Guides Global Arbitration Awards (Euromoney Legal Media Group).
In the Chambers and Partners Europe Guide 2021, where Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and Laurent Lévy are listed as the two “star individuals” for arbitration in Switzerland, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler is presented as a “specialist arbitration boutique with a superb track record in international commercial and investment arbitrations”, with a “strong presence in commercial and investment arbitration” (www.chambersandpartners.com).
In the Legal 500 Europe Middle-East and Africa 2017 Guide, LKK was described as an “outstanding” boutique in international investment, commercial and sports arbitration (www.legal500.com).