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Alexandra Johnson

Garners praise for her 'unparalleled' counsel.

Who's Who Legal 2017

Stellar

Who's Who Legal 2021

Insightful and to the point

Who's Who Legal 2021

Shines in her impressive handling of the difficult aspects of a case.

Who's Who Legal 2019

An outstanding lawyer who is always well-prepared.

Who's Who Legal 2019

Highly impressive.

Who's Who Legal 2018

Terrific.

Who's Who Legal 2017

Garners praise for her 'unparalleled' counsel.

Who's Who Legal 2017

Stellar

Who's Who Legal 2021

About

Alexandra Johnson has more than nineteen years of experience in international arbitration. She has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 50 international arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional (e.g. under the ICC, SCAI, LCIA, UNICTRAL and CAS Rules), in various matters such as international joint venture agreements, oil and gas, construction and engineering, distribution and licensing agreements, sale of goods, pharmaceutical, M&A and sport-related disputes.

Moreover, Alexandra Johnson frequently advises clients on Swiss contract law and represents parties in enforcement and setting aside proceedings before Swiss cantonal courts and before the Swiss Supreme Court. She also acts before state courts in cross-border disputes.

Alexandra Johnson regularly speaks and writes on international arbitration topics. She is a Vice-President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution. She is a Co-Chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Geneva Local Group and a member of the ASA marketing committee, as well as Head Lecturer and member of the Academic Council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy. She sits on the ADR Commission of the Geneva Bar Association.

Alexandra Johnson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd., as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the LICR Fund, Inc.

Alexandra Johnson is listed in Legal 500 as well as in Who's Who Legal's global ranking for all arbitration practitioners.

Recent Work Highlights
  • Lead Counsel in a construction arbitration related to an EPC project in the Middle East
  • Represented a State Company in a multi-billion ICC arbitration regarding an international gas sale contract and gas price review
  • Represented a BVI company and a Luxembourg Company in a shareholder dispute and directors of duties in relation to real estate project
  • Represented a US company in Swiss Rules arbitration concerning a license and distribution agreement in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Co-counsel in an ICC arbitration case concerning international gas sales contract and gas price review
  • Represented a major investment company in set aside proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal in relation to an multi million LCIA arbitration
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration regarding a dispute over a joint-venture in the oil sector
  • President of the Arbitral Tribunal in an ICC arbitration regarding a construction project in Turkey
  • President of the Arbitral Tribunal in an ICC arbitration regarding an infrastructure project in Greece
  • President of the Arbitral Tribunal in a Swiss Rules arbitration regarding a shareholders' dispute
  • President of the Arbitral Tribunal in a Swiss Rules arbitration regarding a license and distribution agreement
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration regarding a post-M&A dispute
LanguagesFrench, English
Curriculum
  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2017)
  • Partner at a Swiss law firm (2016)
  • Counsel at a Swiss law firm (2012-2015)
  • Senior Associate at a Swiss law firm (2010-2011)
  • Senior Associate at a Swiss law firm (2005-2010)
  • Associate at an international law las firm in New York (2001-2002) and London (2002-2004)
  • Admitted to the New York Bar (2001; not practicing)
  • Harvard Law School: LL.M (2001; Fulbright Scholar)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (1999-2000)
  • Research Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Neuchatel (1999-2000)
  • Admitted to the Neuchâtel Bar (1999)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm (1997-1999)
  • University of Neuchâtel: lic. iur. (1997)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Vice-President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution
  • Co-Chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Geneva Local Group
  • Head Lecturer and Member of the Academic Council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Member of the ASA Marketing Commitee
  • Past Board Member of ArbitralWomen
  • Past Board Member of ICDR Young & International
  • ICCA, LCIA, IAI
  • Harvard European Law Association
Admission

All Swiss Courts

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Contact

Alexandra Johnson
P: +41 58 261 57 58
F: +41 58 261 57 01
alexandra.johnson@baerkarrer.ch

Bär & Karrer Ltd.
12, quai de la Poste
CH-1211 Genève 11
Switzerland

Assistant
Jennifer Kordo
P: +41 58 261 57 52
F: +41 58 261 57 01
jennifer.kordo@baerkarrer.ch

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