Dr. Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira

Associate

Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira specializes in international arbitration. She represents corporate entities and governments before arbitral tribunals in both commercial and investment arbitration proceedings. She has acted as counsel in the context of commercial disputes related, inter alia, to international engineering, construction, and sales contracts, as well as in the context of investment disputes in the mining, telecommunications, and energy sectors. Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira has also acted as legal expert on economic sanctions in arbitration proceedings related to financing agreements and served as official secretary to arbitral tribunals in proceedings related, inter alia, to distribution and license agreements, oil and gas agreements, and telecommunications.

Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira has academic expertise in the field of economic sanctions. She is the author of Trade Sanctions and International Sales – An Inquiry into International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation, published by Kluwer Law International in 2014 and awarded the Professor Walther Hug Prize in 2015. She is also the author of a series of publications in the areas of international arbitration, international trade, contracts, economic sanctions, and mediation. She has given guest lectures at the University of Geneva Law School, Columbia University School of Law, and Fordham University School of Law, and is regularly invited to speak at conferences.

 

 

Languages

French, English, Persian

Curriculum

  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2016)
  • Associate at Derains & Gharavi International (2013-2016)
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Geneva Law School (2013, 2014)
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar under Directive 98/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, 16 February 1998 (2013)
  • University of Geneva Law School: Ph.D. (summa cum laude) (2013)
  • Visiting scholar and guest lecturer at Fordham University School of Law (2010-2011)
  • Visiting scholar and guest speaker at Columbia University School of Law (2008-2010)
  • Visiting doctoral student at Harvard Law School (2007)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (2005-2007)
  • Columbia University School of Law: LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) (2005)
  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (2004)
  • Junior associate at a Swiss law firm (2002-2004)
  • Clerk at the Geneva Civil Court of First Instance (2001-2002)
  • University of Geneva Law School: lic. iur. (2001)
  • Intern at a Swiss law firm (summer 2000)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • International Law Association (since 2014)

Contact Details

Dr. Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira
Bär & Karrer AG
quai de la Poste 12
CH-1211 Genève
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 57 56
F: +41 58 261 57 01
mercedeh.azeredodasilveira@baerkarrer.ch

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