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Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is a Professor of international law at the University of Geneva School of Law and an Arbitrator and Counsel.

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Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is a Professor of international law at the University of Geneva Faculty of Law and the Director of the LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS).  She has extensive practical experience in the field of international dispute settlement. She has served as counsel and advocate before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and other international tribunals. She has acted as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator or wing arbitrator (appointed by claimants and respondents) in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings, in pre-shipment inspection cases at the WTO and in other forms of arbitration (such as sports arbitration). She is also a recognized practitioner for her role as an advisor to many international organisations, states, and non-state entities both public and private. Her areas of specialization include, inter alia, energy and environmental issues, natural resources management, tax, maritime and sport issues, investment and public international law.

Her writings and practice cover various fields such as international economic law (trade, investment and commercial law), international dispute settlement, international environmental law, the law of international organizations, boundaries and law of the sea.

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes has extensive practical experience in the field of international dispute settlement. She has served as counsel and advocate before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and other international tribunals. She has acted as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator or wing arbitrator (appointed by claimants and respondents) in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings (ICSID, SCC, ICC, PCA), in pre-shipment inspection cases at the WTO and in other forms of arbitration (such as sports arbitration). She has also been appointed as an expert in various procedures.

Her areas of specialization include, inter alia, energy and environmental issues, natural resources management, tax, maritime and sport issues, investment and public international law.

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is a member of the PCA, the WTO indicative list of governmental and non-governmental panellists, the list of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the ICSID, the list of Arbitrators under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the list of Arbitrators of the French National Committee, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the list of Arbitrators of the Swiss National Committee, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the general list of Arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and a member of Panels of Experts for various Free Trade Agreements concluded by the EU. She has been a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee between 2011 and 2017. Between 1995 and 1999 she was Senior Counsel to the World Bank.

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes has been a Professor of international law at the University of Geneva School of Law since 1999, and is Director of the LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS). She is also a visiting professor at the Aix Marseille University and Sciences Po Paris. Professor Boisson de Chazournes has been invited as a guest professor at numerous universities in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia (including National University of Singapore (NUS)).

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, a JD in Private Law from the University of Lyon III, a BA in Sociology from the University of Lyon II and a Diploma in Political Science from the Institute of Political Sciences (Lyon). She took the French national bar exam in 1980.

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes Laurence Boisson de Chazournes has authored ten books and edited twenty-one books  (inter alia: Fresh Water in International Law, Oxford University Press, 2021, 2nd ed., 344 p.;  Interactions between Regional and Universal Organizations. A Legal Perspective, Brill 2016, 384 p ; Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement (with M. Kohen et J. Vinuales (eds.)), Brill, 2012, 356 p.; Les relations entre organisations régionales et organisations universelles, Recueil des Cours de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye, tome 347, Martinus Nijhoff, 2010, pp. 79-406.). She has writ­ten over 270 articles in international law journal and collective books. The list of her publications can be accessed through the following hyperlink: https://www.unige.ch/droit/collaborateur/professeurs/boisson-de-chazournes-laurence/publications/

 

I am a full-time law professor based in Geneva, Switzerland. who does not serve as a barrister or solicitor in the United Kingdom. As a member of Matrix Chambers, I occasionally serve as counsel or arbitrator for inter-State, investor-State disputes and commercial disputes. As such, my practice mostly does not involve the use of personal data and any such data typically is processed in Switzerland and not by Matrix Chambers. However, to the extent that I receive personal data (such as contact details), I may provide it to Matrix Chambers, in which case it is possible that Matrix Chambers would be a “data processor” and I would be the “controller” of the data within the meaning of the U.K. Data Protection Act 2018.

The legal bases for any personal data processing that I carry out, under applicable Swiss or U.K. data protection laws, are that the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by me in the course of my work as counsel or arbitrator; is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject; and/or has been consented to by the data subject. I will not keep any personal data for longer than is necessary for the purposes set out in this notice or as required by law.

For data falling within the scope of U.K. data protection legislation, you have the following rights:

  • the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data
  • the right of access to your personal data, and the right to request a copy of the information that I hold about you and supplementary details about that information
  • the right to have inaccurate personal data that I process about you rectified
  • in certain circumstances, the right to have personal data that I process about you blocked, erased or destroyed (right of erasure)
  • the right to object to, or restrict the processing of personal data concerning you for direct marketing, and continued processing of your personal data
  • in certain circumstances, the right of portability of your data

If you have questions about this notice, or have a concern or complaint about the way that I handle your personal data, please contact me at laurenceboissondechazournes@matrixlaw.co.uk. Should you find it necessary, for data falling within the scope of U.K. data protection legislation, you have a right to raise a concern with or make a complaint to the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office: https://ico.org.uk.

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Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is a Professor of international law at the University of Geneva School of Law and an Arbitrator and Counsel.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • International Arbitration
  • Environmental Law and Natural Resources
  • Public International Law
  • Sports Law

Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

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Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is a Professor of international law at the University of Geneva Faculty of Law and the Director of the LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS).  She has extensive practical experience in the field of international dispute settlement. She has served as counsel and advocate before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and other international tribunals. She has acted as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator or wing arbitrator (appointed by claimants and respondents) in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings, in pre-shipment inspection cases at the WTO and in other forms of arbitration (such as sports arbitration). She is also a recognized practitioner for her role as an advisor to many international organisations, states, and non-state entities both public and private. Her areas of specialization include, inter alia, energy and environmental issues, natural resources management, tax, maritime and sport issues, investment and public international law.

Her writings and practice cover various fields such as international economic law (trade, investment and commercial law), international dispute settlement, international environmental law, the law of international organizations, boundaries and law of the sea.

Experience

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes has extensive practical experience in the field of international dispute settlement. She has served as counsel and advocate before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and other international tribunals. She has acted as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator or wing arbitrator (appointed by claimants and respondents) in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings (ICSID, SCC, ICC, PCA), in pre-shipment inspection cases at the WTO and in other forms of arbitration (such as sports arbitration). She has also been appointed as an expert in various procedures.

Her areas of specialization include, inter alia, energy and environmental issues, natural resources management, tax, maritime and sport issues, investment and public international law.

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is a member of the PCA, the WTO indicative list of governmental and non-governmental panellists, the list of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the ICSID, the list of Arbitrators under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the list of Arbitrators of the French National Committee, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the list of Arbitrators of the Swiss National Committee, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the general list of Arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and a member of Panels of Experts for various Free Trade Agreements concluded by the EU. She has been a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee between 2011 and 2017. Between 1995 and 1999 she was Senior Counsel to the World Bank.

Education and Teaching Activities

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes has been a Professor of international law at the University of Geneva School of Law since 1999, and is Director of the LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS). She is also a visiting professor at the Aix Marseille University and Sciences Po Paris. Professor Boisson de Chazournes has been invited as a guest professor at numerous universities in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia (including National University of Singapore (NUS)).

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, a JD in Private Law from the University of Lyon III, a BA in Sociology from the University of Lyon II and a Diploma in Political Science from the Institute of Political Sciences (Lyon). She took the French national bar exam in 1980.

Scholarship

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes Laurence Boisson de Chazournes has authored ten books and edited twenty-one books  (inter alia: Fresh Water in International Law, Oxford University Press, 2021, 2nd ed., 344 p.;  Interactions between Regional and Universal Organizations. A Legal Perspective, Brill 2016, 384 p ; Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement (with M. Kohen et J. Vinuales (eds.)), Brill, 2012, 356 p.; Les relations entre organisations régionales et organisations universelles, Recueil des Cours de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye, tome 347, Martinus Nijhoff, 2010, pp. 79-406.). She has writ­ten over 270 articles in international law journal and collective books. The list of her publications can be accessed through the following hyperlink: https://www.unige.ch/droit/collaborateur/professeurs/boisson-de-chazournes-laurence/publications/

 


Prof. Boisson de Chazournes's Privacy Notice

I am a full-time law professor based in Geneva, Switzerland. who does not serve as a barrister or solicitor in the United Kingdom. As a member of Matrix Chambers, I occasionally serve as counsel or arbitrator for inter-State, investor-State disputes and commercial disputes. As such, my practice mostly does not involve the use of personal data and any such data typically is processed in Switzerland and not by Matrix Chambers. However, to the extent that I receive personal data (such as contact details), I may provide it to Matrix Chambers, in which case it is possible that Matrix Chambers would be a “data processor” and I would be the “controller” of the data within the meaning of the U.K. Data Protection Act 2018. The legal bases for any personal data processing that I carry out, under applicable Swiss or U.K. data protection laws, are that the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by me in the course of my work as counsel or arbitrator; is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject; and/or has been consented to by the data subject. I will not keep any personal data for longer than is necessary for the purposes set out in this notice or as required by law. For data falling within the scope of U.K. data protection legislation, you have the following rights: the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data the right of access to your personal data, and the right to request a copy of the information that I hold about you and supplementary details about that information the right to have inaccurate personal data that I process about you rectified in certain circumstances, the right to have personal data that I process about you blocked, erased or destroyed (right of erasure) the right to object to, or restrict the processing of personal data concerning you for direct marketing, and continued processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, the right of portability of your data If you have questions about this notice, or have a concern or complaint about the way that I handle your personal data, please contact me at laurenceboissondechazournes@matrixlaw.co.uk. Should you find it necessary, for data falling within the scope of U.K. data protection legislation, you have a right to raise a concern with or make a complaint to the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office: https://ico.org.uk. END OF PRIVACY NOTICE