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Alexandra C. Johnson

Partner
Attorney at law, LL.M.

Cours de Rive 13
1204 Genève
Switzerland
T +41 22 999 96 48
alexandra.johnson@pestalozzilaw.com

vCard CV (pdf) Publications list (pdf)

Incredibly strong.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration, 2022

Superb at putting together powerful submissions. A real pleasure to work with.

The Legal 500, 2022

Stand-out name.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration, 2022

Deep understanding of international arbitration.

Chambers Europe, 2022

An excellent arbitration lawyer with a strong track record as counsel.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland, 2021

Stellar.

Who's Who Legal, 2021

Insightful and to the point.

Who's Who Legal, 2021

Shines in her impressive handling of the difficult aspects of a case.

Who's Who Legal, 2019

An outstanding lawyer who is always well-prepared.

Who's Who Legal, 2019

Alexandra Johnson is a partner and member of Pestalozzi's Litigation & Arbitration team in Geneva. She focuses on representing clients in international arbitration and complex commercial disputes. She also frequently advises clients on Swiss contract law and represents parties in challenge proceedings against arbitral awards and in enforcement proceedings before Swiss courts. Besides her work as party counsel, Alexandra Johnson regularly sits as arbitrator under various arbitration rules.

Career

2022
  • Partner at Pestalozzi
2017
  • Partner at Bär & Karrer
2016
  • Partner at Python & Peter
2012
  • Counsel at Python & Peter
2010
  • Senior Associate at Python & Peter
2005
  • Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2002
  • Associate at Clifford Chance, London
2001
  • Associate at Clifford Chance, New York
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. (Fulbright Scholar)
  • Bar admission: New York (not practicing)
1999
  • Associate at Knoeplfer, Gabus & Gehrig
  • Research Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Neuchâtel
  • Bar admission: Switzerland
1997
  • University of Neuchâtel: lic. iur. (summa cum laude)
  • Trainee at a Knoepfler, Gabus & Gehrig

Languages

French, English

Membership

  • Vice-President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre
  • Co-Chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Geneva Local Group
  • Head Lecturer and Member of the Academic Council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy
  • Member of the ADR Commission of the Geneva Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Jamaican International Arbitration Centre (JAIAC)
  • ICC, LCIA, IAA
  • Harvard European Law Association
  • Past Board Member of ArbitralWomen
  • Past Board Member of ICDR Young & International

Publications

International Arbitration 2021 – Switzerland

International Arbitration 2021 – Switzerland

By Alexandra C. Johnson: Global Legal Group (GLG), The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG), pp. 286-294, August 2021
Swiss Arbitration 2.0: Recent Revisions and Innovations

Swiss Arbitration 2.0: Recent Revisions and Innovations

By Alexandra C. Johnson: Briefing July 2021
La révision du droit suisse de l'arbitrage international

La révision du droit suisse de l'arbitrage international

By Alexandra C. Johnson: b-Arbitra, Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage / Revue belge de l'Arbitrage, 2020/2, pp. 281–307
L'arbitrage multipartite

L'arbitrage multipartite

By Alexandra C. Johnson, Laurent Hirsch, Christophe Imhoos: Arbitrage, médiation et autres modes pour résoudre les conflits autrement, Schultess Verlag 2018, pp. 219–228
Chapter 9: Arbitrating Labor Disputes

Chapter 9: Arbitrating Labor Disputes

By Alexandra C. Johnson: Manuel Arroyo (ed), "Arbitration in Switzerland: The Practitioner's Guide" (Second Edition), 2nd ed., 2018, pp. 1193–1248
Panorama of Swiss arbitral case law

Panorama of Swiss arbitral case law

By Alexandra C. Johnson, Pierre-Yves Gunter: Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage/The Paris Journal of International Arbitration, 2013/1, pp. 175 et seq
Arbitrating Labour Disputes in Switzerland

Arbitrating Labour Disputes in Switzerland

By Alexandra C. Johnson: Journal of International Arbitration, Kluwer Law International 2010 Volume 27 Issue 6, pp. 631–655
Review of the Recent Case Law of the Swiss Federal Tribunal in International Arbitration

Review of the Recent Case Law of the Swiss Federal Tribunal in International Arbitration

By Alexandra C. Johnson: Müller/A Rigozzi (Eds.), New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration, Zurich/Bâle/Genève, 2010, pp. 85–172
Die Schiedsfähigkeit von individualarbeitsrechtlichen Streitigkeiten in der Binnenschiedsgerichtsbarkeit

Die Schiedsfähigkeit von individualarbeitsrechtlichen Streitigkeiten in der Binnenschiedsgerichtsbarkeit

By Alexandra C. Johnson, Isabelle Wildhaber: ARV 10 (2010) S. 160–169
Control of the arbitral tribunal's jurisdiction in parallel proceedings and waiver of arbitration

Control of the arbitral tribunal's jurisdiction in parallel proceedings and waiver of arbitration

By Alexandra C. Johnson, Georg von Segesser: Kluwer Arbitration Blog, December 2009
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