Laura Halonen is counsel at Lalive. She specialises in public international law and international arbitration, with particular emphasis on investment arbitration. She has acted as counsel, arbitrator and tribunal secretary in numerous international arbitration proceedings (under the rules of ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, WIPO, Swiss Chambers, LCIA, SCC and FCC) in relation to investment, privatisation, and other international contracts disputes, in particular in the energy, transport, finance, life sciences and biotechnology and telecommunications sectors. She also advises clients on matters relating to English law and international law, including the law of the sea, human rights law, law of treaties and law on natural resources.
Laura Halonen is a member of the advisory board of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA).
She holds a BCL (2009) and MA (Jurisp) (Oxon) (2001) from the University of Oxford as well as a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (2002). She is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a member of the Geneva Bar (foreign lawyers section).
Laura Halonen speaks English, French and Finnish.
WWL says: Laura Halonen was praised for her "excellent presentation and very in-depth knowledge of international arbitration".
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