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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 also a member of the board of ArbitralWomen and a member of the Academic Council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy.

Alexandra Johnson is listed in Who's Who Legal's Future Leaders Arbitration 2017 and 2018.

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)
  • 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 Geneva Local Group
  • Member of the Academic Council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy
  • 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 00
F: +41 58 261 57 01
alexandra.johnson@baerkarrer.ch

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Publications

L'arbitrage multipartite, in: Arbitrage, médiation et autres modes pour résoudre les conflits autrement, L …
Revision of the Swiss International Arbitration Law, Bär & Karrer Briefing October 2018 … Download »
Johnson Alexandra C. - more publications

Speaking Engagements

The Swiss Arbitration Perspective ASA at the 2017 Casablanca Arbitration Days, 3 November 2017, Casablanca … more »
Dealing with the introduction of belated evidence at the hearing and recalcitrant witnesses Swiss Arbitration Academy, 29 October 2017, Zurich … more »
4th Annual GAR Live Frankfurt GAR Live Frankfurt, 29 June 2017, Germany … more »
Johnson Alexandra C. - more speaking engagements