Adeline Michoud



Adeline Michoud practices in international business law, cross-border disputes and international contracts.

Prior to joining Archipel, Adeline has trained with an international law firm and has worked as a teaching and research assistant at the Private International Law department of the University of Geneva. She has also worked for different international organizations in Geneva.

Adeline pursued her legal education in several European jurisdictions. In addition to her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Swiss law completed at the University of Geneva, she also obtained a LL.B. in English Law (King’s College London), a Master I in French law (Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne) and a LL.M in international law (Graduate Institute of International and Development studies).

Adeline holds a Ph.D in law from the University of Geneva. She dedicated her Ph.D thesis to the issue of corporate social responsibility and has published extensively on this topic.

She speaks French, English, Spanish and German.

Archipel is an extremely dynamic law firm. The members were always on top of the matter, and available for additional consultations.

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Practice areas

  • International business law
  • Cross-border disputes
  • International contracts


  • “La notion de sujet de droit international à l’aune de la responsabilité sociale des entreprises commerciales“, Revue de Droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke, 2021
  • “The accountability of transnational corporations for the adverse impacts of their business activities: an international and comparative law study”, Schulthess, Collection genevoise, 2020 (book)
  • “Public Policy Exceptions in U.S. and European Private International law”, Yearbook of Private International Law, Vol. 21, 2019/2020, pp.569-588
  • “Can soft words lead to strong deeds? : a comparative analysis of corporate human rights commitments’ enforcement”, Seattle Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 18(2), 2020, pp. 577-613
  • “Corporate accountability in international law: a State shaming exercise”, SOAS Law Journal, Vol.VII (1), 2020, pp.190-253
  • “The integration of sustainable development considerations in international investment law: newest developments of a long-awaited change”, Journal of the Campus Law Centre (University of Delhi), Vol.VII, 2019, pp. 24-42
  • “L’Europe : un havre de protection contre les abus des entreprises multinationales à l’étranger ? – considérations de droit international privé“, Swiss Review of International & European Law, Vol. 1/2020, pp.3-25
  • “L’intégration de la responsabilité sociale des entreprises dans les traités internationaux d’investissement : une question de (ré)équilibre”, Revue générale de droit d’Ottawa, Vol. 49(2), 2020, pp.399-429
  • “The exercise by U.S. courts of their extraterritorial jurisdiction over corporate wrongs claims: overview and perspectives”, Yearbook of Private International Law, Vol. 20, autumn 2019, pp.217-231.
  • “Aiming for corporate accountability’s heart: a discussion on the relevance of corporate veil piercing”, Bristol Law Review, Vol.6, 2019, pp.134-168
  • “Mind the (liability) gap: the relevance of the duty of care to hold transnational corporations accountable”, Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, Vol.40, 2019, pp.141-177
  • “Of Rights and Men: an assessment of European Jurisdictional Rules over Transnational Corporate Abuse Claims”, Trinity College Law Review, Vol.XXII, 2019, pp.7-34
  • “The complaint and appeal mechanisms for social security claims in the contracting states of the European Code of Social Security: a comparative overview” in Rashid Bahar /Thomas Kadner Graziano (éds.), Le droit comparé et le droit suisse, collection CUSO, Genève/Zurich 2018, Schulthess Éditions Romandes, pp. 65-86
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