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Diana Akikol

Diana Akikol

ABR AvocatsRue De-Beaumont 11GenevaSwitzerland1206
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Global Leader

Arbitration 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Diana Akikol impresses peers with her "mastery of complex technical facts" and "very profound legal knowledge" in international arbitration proceedings.

Biography

Diana Akikol is a founding partner of ABR Avocats. She has practised exclusively in the field of international arbitration for over 10 years.

Diana Akikol represents parties to arbitration proceedings in Switzerland and abroad. She has also developed extensive experience as an arbitrator, having served as sole arbitrator, emergency arbitrator, co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in numerous proceedings, including high-value cases and disputes involving state entities. Both as counsel and arbitrator, she has been involved in ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and administered arbitrations (under the Swiss, ICC, LCIA and DIS Rules) governed by various arbitration acts and substantive laws.

She has particular experience in disputes involving sales, M&A, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, construction and engineering, agency agreements, licence and distribution agreements (mainly in the pharmaceutical sector), and maritime cargo claims.

Diana Akikol was ranked second among the most highly regarded arbitration practitioners in Europe aged under 45 in WWL: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2018. She is included in the list of arbitrators of ICC Switzerland.

She regularly speaks and publishes in her field, including on setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. She has published a book on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and co-authored a commentary on the CISG.

Diana Akikol holds a law degree from the University of Fribourg and a PhD from the University of Lucerne, both summa cum laude. She was admitted to the bar in 2002 and served as a clerk to the High Court of Berne (2003–2005). From 2007 to 2014 she practised international arbitration in Geneva with a leading Swiss law firm, before joining ABR Avocats.

Diana Akikol is fluent in German, English and French.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Diana Akikol is “a really superb arbitrator and rising star in the field”, according to sources. Her experience in arbitration covers M&A, joint ventures and a variety of construction projects.

Biography

Diana Akikol is a founding partner of ABR Avocats. She has been practising exclusively in the field of international arbitration for more than 10 years.

Diana Akikol represents parties to arbitration proceedings in Switzerland and abroad. She also has developed extensive experience as an arbitrator, having served as sole arbitrator, emergency arbitrator, co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in numerous proceedings, including high-value cases. Both as counsel and arbitrator, she has been involved in ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and administered arbitrations (under the Swiss, ICC, LCIA and DIS Rules) governed by various arbitration acts and substantive laws.

She has particular experience in disputes involving sales, M&A, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, construction and engineering, agency agreements, licence and distribution agreements (mainly in the pharmaceutical sector) and maritime cargo claims.

Diana Akikol has been ranked second amongst the most highly regarded arbitration practitioners in Europe aged under 45 in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2018. She is included in the list of arbitrators of ICC Switzerland.

She regularly speaks and publishes in her field, including on setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. She has published a book on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and co-authored a commentary on the CISG.

Diana Akikol holds a law degree from the University of Fribourg (summa cum laude) and a PhD from the University of Lucerne (summa cum laude). She was admitted to the Bar in 2002 and served as a clerk to the High Court of Berne (2002–2005). She practised international arbitration in Geneva with a leading Swiss law firm for several years (2007–2014) before joining ABR Avocats in 2014.

Diana Akikol is fluent in German, English and French.

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