Joanna Didisheim



Practice areas

  • International litigation
  • Asset tracing & recovery
  • Fraud & white-collar crime

Young yet amazingly experienced team

Joanna Didisheim specializes in domestic and international litigation, in the areas of commercial law and white collar crime.

Joanna is a lawyer admitted to the Geneva bar. She is mainly active in the field of complex litigation in civil and criminal matters, in particular cases with international public and private law elements, including international mutual legal assistance.

She has joined Archipel as an associate in 2022. She previously practiced litigation in Geneva with LALIVE SA, first as a trainee lawyer and then as an associate, from 2018 until 2022. Joanna also worked as an academic associate in legal affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America. During her studies, she was a research assistant to Professor Ernest at the University of Zurich from 2014 to 2016.

Joanna holds a Bachelor of Law for the University of Lausanne (2015; summa cum laude), a Master of Law from the University of Zurich (2017; magna cum laude) as well as an LLM in international dispute resolution from King’s College London (2017; with Distinction). She also holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions from the University of Geneva (2018). During her studies, she won the Day of Crisis competition on international law (2017).

Joanna is fluent in French and English, and has a good command of German and Spanish.


Swiss government to shine a light on greenwashing ; with Nicolas Ollivier; Lexology (online) 2022

Business and human rights: Swiss companies face new due diligence obligations ; with Sandrine Giroud, Warren Martin and Anton Vallélian ; Lexology (online) 2021

Corporate cross-border corruption sanctioned in Switzerland ; with Benoît Mauron, Lexology (online) 2021

The Cum-Ex tax scandal – a fraud on the investor? with Nicolas Ollivier, IBA Banking Law Committee 2021

Joanna Didisheim, Déterminisme et Responsabilité Pénale : Inconciliables ?, sui-generis 2017

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