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Alexandra C. Johnson

Partner

Alexandra Johnson has more than seventeen years of experience in international arbitration. She has acted as counsel and co-counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional, in various matters such as international joint venture agreements, gas sales, construction and engineering, distribution and licensing agreements, sale of goods, pharmaceutical, M&A and sport-related disputes. In addition to her counsel work, Alexandra Johnson also sits as arbitrator.

Moreover, Alexandra Johnson frequently advises clients on Swiss contract law and represents parties in enforcement or setting aside proceedings before Swiss cantonal courts and before the Swiss Supreme Court. She also regularly acts before state courts in litigation cases.

Alexandra Johnson regularly speaks and writes on international arbitration topics. She is a Co-Chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Geneva Local Group and a member of the ASA marketing committee. She is a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution. She is also Head Lecturer and member of the Academic Council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy and an immediate past board member of ArbitralWomen.

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
  • Co-counsel in an ICC gas arbitration case.
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration regarding a real estate dispute.
  • Co-counsel in a 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.
  • Co-counsel in a LCIA arbitration regarding a shareholders' dispute.
  • 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 a construction 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.

Languages

French, 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 Clifford Chance 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)
  • Assistant to Prof. François Knoepfler (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

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Co-Chair of the ASA Geneva Local Group, Member of the ASA Marketing Commitee
  • Member of the Academic Council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy
  • Member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution
  • Board Member of ArbitralWomen
  • Past Board Member of ICDR Young & International
  • ICCA, LCIA, IAI
  • Harvard European Law Association

Contact Details

Alexandra C. Johnson
Bär & Karrer AG
quai de la Poste 12
CH-1211 Genève
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 57 58
F: +41 58 261 57 01
alexandra.johnson@baerkarrer.ch

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Deals & Cases

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Publications

Arbitrating Labor Disputes, in Manuel Arroyo (ed), Arbitration in Switzerland: The Practitioner's Guide, 2nd …
L'arbitrage multipartite, in: Arbitrage, médiation et autres modes pour résoudre les conflits autrement, L …
Panorama of Swiss arbitral case law, in: Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage, The Paris Journal of International Arbitration, …
Johnson Alexandra C. - more publications

Speaking Engagements

Dispute Management in a New World Jamaica International Arbitration Center, 24 June 2020 … more »
Arbitrage et Déontologie ASA Geneva Local Group, 28 November 2019 … more »
Coûts de l’Arbitrage et Accès à la Justice ASA Geneva Local Group, 27 June 2019 … more »
Johnson Alexandra C. - more speaking engagements