Joachim Knoll is a partner at Lalive and has been practising international arbitration, both commercial and investment treaty arbitration, since 1999. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 60 international arbitral proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) or administered (ICC, ICSID, Swiss Rules, LCIA, DIAC, AAA/ICDR), governed by various procedural and substantive laws, including Swiss, French, German, English, New York and Turkish. Joachim Knoll is experienced in disputes involving the main aspects of commercial transactions, in particular disputes relating to the international sale of goods, distribution and investment disputes in the construction, energy, mining, telecommunications, broadcasting and aviation sectors.
He also advises clients on arbitration-related matters including drafting of arbitration agreements, challenges and enforcement of arbitral awards. In addition, he provides advice to governments in the negotiation of investment policies, as well as to investors on how to structure their investments to ensure effective investment protection.
Joachim Knoll is a former member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution which administers arbitrations subject to the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration. He also acted as co-chair of ASA Below 40 (Swiss Arbitration Association) from 2010 to 2012. He is head lecturer and a member of the academic council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy.
Since 1999, Joachim Knoll has practised arbitration in France with Shearman & Sterling in Paris (1999-2006); in Switzerland with Lalive (2006-2008) and in Geneva with Brown & Page (2008-2012). He studied law at the universities of Hamburg and Cologne and passed his first state examination in Cologne in 1998. He holds LLM degrees from Boston University (2004) and King's College London (1999), as well as a degree in European law and public international law from the University of Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France (1995).
WWL says: Joachim Knoll is widely respected among peers, who “would strongly recommend” him for his “exceptional” work as both arbitrator and counsel.
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