Attorney-at-Law, partner in the arbitration practice group of LALIVE, head lecturer and member of the academic council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy.

Areas of Expertise: Joachim Knoll has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 60 international arbitral proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) or administered (ICC, ICSID, Swiss Rules, LCIA, DIAC, AAA/ICDR), governed by various procedural and substantive laws, including Swiss, French, German, English, New York, Turkish, Qatari, and UAE. His experience covers the main aspects of commercial transactions, in particular disputes relating to the international sale of goods, distribution and investment disputes in the construction, energy, mining, telecommunications, broadcasting and aviation sectors. He also has significant experience in investor-state disputes, having represented both claimants and respondent States in numerous proceedings, both ad hoc and under the auspices of ICSID.

Languages: German, English, French.

Education: LLM degrees from Boston University (2004) and King’s College London (1999); First State Bar Exam, Cologne, Germany (1998); Diploma in European law and Public International Law, University of Aix-Marseille III, France (1995).

Professional Career: Joachim Knoll is a partner at LALIVE in Geneva and has been practising both commercial and investment treaty international arbitration since 1999. He is a former member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution which administers arbitrations subject to the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and also acted as co-chair of ASA below 40 (Swiss Arbitration Association). He also advises clients on arbitration-related matters including drafting of arbitration agreements, challenges and enforcement of arbitral awards. In addition, he provides advice to governments in the negotiation of investment treaties, as well as to investors on how to structure their investments to ensure effective investment protection. He is the author of numerous publications relating to arbitration and regularly participates as a speaker at conferences on various topics in connection with international arbitration.