Laurence Ponty is counsel at Archipel, a boutique international law firm with offices in Geneva and Paris. Laurence is qualified in France, and England and Wales, and is registered to practise in Geneva.
She has over 10 years’ experience representing private and state-owned entities of the CIS and the EMEA regions in complex arbitration proceedings in the fields of energy, construction, real estate, engineering, telecommunications and services, under all major arbitration rules. She also has experience in cross-border litigation and enforcement proceedings and regularly sits as an arbitrator.
Laurence is an active member of numerous professional associations. She serves as a member of the executive committee of the Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN), and as chair of the legal and tax chapter of the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS countries (JCC).
Prior to joining Archipel, Laurence practised international arbitration at Lalive in Geneva and worked as counsel at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), where she administered over 150 arbitration proceedings, with a particular focus on Russia and CIS-related matters.
She holds a master’s degree in international commercial law from University Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne (2003), as well as a master’s degree in business law and a postgraduate diploma in Russian Law from University Paris X Nanterre (2002).
Laurence practises in French and English, and has a good command of Russian. She is the author of various publications on international arbitration issues, and regularly speaks at arbitration conferences and training programmes.