Biography | Pierre Lalive

Pierre Lalive | Biography & Photos

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Senior Partner, Lalive Attorneys-at-law, Geneva. Professor of Law (Emeritus) Geneva Law School and Graduate Institute of International Studies. Doctor (honoris causa) Universities of Lyon, Paris, Brussels, Rome. Balzan Prize for Private International Law, Member (elected) and former President, Institut de Droit International. Hon. President, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) & ICC Institute of World Business Law. Formerly: Dean, Geneva Law School & President University Council. Visiting Professor: Columbia N.Y., Brussels, S.M.U. (Dallas), Paris University, Arthur Goodhart Professor of Legal Science & Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

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Professional experience: Expert or Counsel for several Governments before the International Court of Justice; Delegate of the Swiss Government to several international conferences. One of the 7 experts appointed by the Swiss Government to draft the new Code of Private International Law (adopted by Parliament on December 18, 1987). President of INTELSAT Group of legal experts; President of the UNIDROIT Diplomatic Conference on Stolen and Illegally Exported Cultural Property. Arbitrator or Counsel in many international arbitrations (ad hoc, ICSID, ICC, CAS, etc.) Editor-in-chief (and Founder) of the ASA Bulletin. Author of some 200 publications, mainly in the fields of private and public international law, international business law, arbitration and art law.

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