Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler has a well-established expertise in international commercial arbitration. Founding partners Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and Laurent Lévy have acquired a wealth of experience through numerous complex high-value commercial disputes both as counsel and arbitrators. Arbitration specialists Antonio Rigozzi and Sébastien Besson have acted as counsel and arbitrators in high-profile disputes spanning multiple jurisdictions and practice areas.
LKK’s lawyers have been involved in arbitration proceedings in all the major arbitration venues under the main institutional rules, including those of the ICC (including emergency arbitrator proceedings), LCIA, SCC, DIAC, SIAC, HKIAC, AAA/ICDR, the Swiss Rules, CAM, and UNCITRAL. They have acquired unrivalled expertise in the application of these rules and are or have been members of leading arbitral institutions, including the ICC Court, the Swiss Arbitration Centre (formerly Swiss Arbitration Chambers’ Institution), the American Arbitration Association and the London Court of International Arbitration, maintaining strong relationships with these institutions.
LKK advises clients on all facets of the arbitral process (including pre- and post-arbitral steps), such as drafting arbitration agreements, securing pre-arbitration injunctions, and acting as counsel during the arbitration proceedings. We also assist parties in arbitration-related proceedings before domestic courts, including annulment and enforcement actions. LKK’s lawyers also act as expert witnesses in arbitration proceedings and judicial fora on issues of arbitration and substantive law.
The firm’s expertise extends to a range of industries including energy (oil, gas and renewables), mining and natural resources, infrastructure, construction and real estate, aerospace and defense, joint ventures, corporate matters, banking and finance, tourism, telecommunications and technology, intellectual property, chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, fashion and entertainment.