Joanna Didisheim



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.

Young yet amazingly experienced team

Rising star with experience in Russia and wider CIS disputes

Practice areas

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


  • 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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