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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Alexandra Johnson is “an excellent arbitration lawyer” who comes highly recommended for her exceptional work handling complex proceedings across a range of sectors from energy to pharmaceuticals.

Biography

Alexandra Johnson is a partner at Bär & Karrer with over 17 years of experience in international arbitration. 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 chair, sole and co-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 judicial proceedings in aid of arbitration and enforcement proceedings before Swiss cantonal courts as well as in challenge proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

Alexandra Johnson graduated summa cum laude in 1997 from the Neuchâtel University Law School and holds an LLM (2001) from Harvard Law School (Fulbright scholar).

She is admitted to the Geneva and New York bars.

Alexandra Johnson regularly speaks and writes on international arbitration topics. She is a member of the marketing commitee of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and, since 2018, a co-chair of the ASA local group in Geneva. She is member of the board of ArbitralWoman and a member of the academic council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy. She is a member 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 past co-chair of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Young & International. She is also a past member of ICDR Y&I's global advisory board.

She is fluent in English and French and has a good working knowledge of German, as well as a basic knowledge of Italian.
Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.
Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland's "Law Firm of the Year" by the most prestigious international legal ranking agencies.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Alexandra Johnson is praised as "an outstanding lawyer who is always well-prepared" and really shines in “her impressive handling of the difficult aspects of a case”.​

Biography

Alexandra Johnson is a partner at Bär & Karrer with over 17 years of experience in international arbitration. 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 chair, and sole and co-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 judicial proceedings in aid of arbitration and enforcement proceedings before Swiss cantonal courts as well as in challenge proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

Alexandra Johnson graduated summa cum laude in 1997 from the Neuchâtel University Law School and holds an LLM (2001) from Harvard Law School (Fulbright scholar).

She is admitted to the Geneva and New York bars.

Alexandra Johnson regularly speaks and writes on international arbitration topics. She is co-chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) local group in Geneva and a member of the ASA marketing committee.

She is a board member of ArbitralWomen and a member of the Academic Council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy. She is also a member 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 past co-chair of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Young & International. She is also a past member of ICDR Y&I's global advisory board.

She is fluent in English and French and has a good working knowledge of German, as well as a basic knowledge of Italian.

Alexandra Johnson is listed as a Future Leader in WWL: Arbitration 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland's "Law Firm of the Year" by the most prestigious international legal ranking agencies.

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