Dominique Brown-Berset enjoys an outstanding international reputation for her first-class work handling arbitration proceedings across a range of sectors, from major energy projects to luxury goods and State contracts.
A founding partner of Brown&Page, a law firm specialising in dispute resolution, contract and commercial law, and public international law, Dominique Brown-Berset practices mainly in the field of international arbitration and business transactions. She holds law degrees from Lausanne University Law School, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Harvard Law School. She is a member of the management board and of the supervisory council of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Lausanne), of the London Court of International Arbitration (London), of the board of ITA (Dallas) and member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (Paris). Dominique is a former member of the board and council of the Swiss Society of Jurists (2018), former co-chair of the arbitration committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), former president of the executive board of ArbitralWomen, and former international vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; she is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Arbitration and member of the advisory board of the Global Arbitration Review (GAR), and a former editorial board member of Arbitration.
She has acted as counsel, co-counsel and arbitrator (also sole arbitrator and chairperson) in over 225 cases covering a broad range of international arbitration cases, in particular in arbitration involving states and international organisations both at private and governmental levels, in cases relating, inter alia, to transfer of technology, construction of turnkey factories and other major projects, procurement contracts, licence agreements, distribution agreements, agency, joint venture, and shareholders' agreements, sale and purchase contracts, telecom, post-M&A disputes and the like. Her industry experience includes banking and financial services, telecommunications, computers (software and hardware), satellites, aviation, avionics, glass and paper production, steel, chemicals and petrochemicals, LNG projects, oil and gas, electricity and other energy sectors, mining, food, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, shipping and shipbuilding, intellectual property rights, luxury goods, textiles and arts, beverages and real estate.
Dominique has a particular interest and experience in early dispute negotiated settlements in relation to arbitration.