Alexandra Johnson is a partner at Bär & Karrer with over 15 years of experience in international arbitration. She has been practising international arbitration for over 15 years. She has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional (eg, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, CAS) in various matters such as international joint venture agreements, long term gas supply contracts, construction and engineering, distribution and licensing, sale of goods, pharmaceutical, M&A and sport-related disputes.
Alexandra Johnson has also acted as arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings. She is on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC Swiss Commission of Arbitration and ADR.
Moreover, Alexandra Johnson frequently advises clients on Swiss contract law and represents parties in enforcement or setting aside proceedings before Swiss cantonal courts and before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
Alexandra Johnson graduated summa cum laude in 1997 from the Law School of Neuchâtel University and holds an LLM (2001) from Harvard Law School (Fulbright Scholar).
She is admitted to the Geneva and New York bars. Prior to joining Bär & Karrer in 2017, Ms Johnson practised international arbitration in New York and London at Clifford Chance (2001-2004) and in Geneva at Schellenberg Wittmer (2005-2010) and Python & Peter (2010-2016).
Alexandra Johnson regularly speaks and writes on international arbitration topics. She is a member of the marketing committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and of various other professional organisations, including the IBA, the LCIA, the International Arbitration Institute and the Harvard Club of Switzerland.
Alexandra Johnson received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Arbitration Association for her role as co-chair of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Young & International from 2007 to 2010. She is also a past member of ICDR Y&I’s global advisory board (2010–2013).
She is fluent in English and French and has a good working knowledge of German, as well as a basic knowledge of Italian.
WWL says: Alexandra Johnson sits as arbitrator and is also an extremely experienced counsel in international proceedings. Sources confirm that she “handles tricky cases well".
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