Laurence Ponty specialises in international arbitration, cross-border disputes, asset recovery and enforcement.

Laurence has been involved in a number of complex international proceedings in the energy, construction, real estate, engineering, telecommunications and services sectors, under the main arbitration rules. She also has experience in large cross-border litigations, including asset recovery and enforcement proceedings.

She is an active member of several professional associations. She is, among others, a member of the Executive Committee of the Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN) and the President of the Legal & Tax Chapter of the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS countries (JCC).

Prior to joining the firm, she practiced international arbitration at Lalive in Geneva (2013-2018) and worked as Counsel at the Secretariat of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), where she administered over 150 arbitration proceedings, with a particular focus on CIS-related matters (2010-2013). She also practiced international arbitration, litigation and business law as an associate with Bonnard Lawson in Geneva (2006-2010).

Laurence is a dual qualified lawyer (France and England & Wales) and is registered to practice in Geneva. She holds a Master in International Commercial Law from the University of Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne (2003), as well as a Master’s degree in French Business Law and a postgraduate diploma in Russian Law from the French-Russian program of the University Paris X Nanterre (2002).

Laurence practices in French and English and has a good command of Russian.

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