Sam Moss is an associate at Lalive. He is trained in both civil and common law and specialises in international arbitration, both commercial and investor-state, with a particular emphasis on disputes in the construction and energy sectors. He has acted as counsel, sole arbitrator, and tribunal secretary in numerous international arbitrations conducted under the ICC Rules, the ICSID Convention, the Swiss Rules and the DIAC Rules. He also advises clients on the drafting and negotiation of contracts, and on issues of public international law.
He is a member of numerous professional organisations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association and the IBA’s arbitration committee, and regularly speaks at conferences and publishes on arbitration issues. He is also a course mentor for an introductory e-learning course on investment treaty arbitration developed for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
Sam Moss is ranked in the 2015 and 2016 editions of Who’s Who Legal: Construction; the guide describes him as "a rising star [who] receives widespread praise from peers and clients.”
Prior to joining Lalive, Sam Moss was assistant legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (2006-2007), and served as a law clerk to a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal (2005-2006). He holds a master’s degree in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (2007-2009), and joint common and civil law degrees (BCL/LLB (honours), with great distinction) from McGill University (2006), where he served as executive editor of the McGill Law Journal (2005-2006).
WWL says: Samuel Moss is regarded by clients as a "very impressive young lawyer who will go far".
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