Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, a partner at Levy Kaufmann-Kohler since 2008, holds esteemed roles in international arbitration. She is the former President and current Honorary President of ICCA and ASA. Since 1997, she has been a Professor Emerita of Private International Law and International Arbitration at the University of Geneva and currently teaches in the Geneva LLM’s International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) program.
Gabrielle is a founder of FIAA, President of its Advisory Board, and has held positions in major arbitration institutions like the ICC Court, LCIA Court, and AAA Board. She is a member of the Swiss delegation to UNCITRAL and co-authored two CIDS reports. She is a renowned member of the Geneva Bar and the New York State Bar and frequently serves on institutional panels (e.g., ICC, ICSID, AAA, LCIA, SIAC, CIETAC).
Her practice spans international commercial, investment, and sports arbitration, with over 220 cases mainly as an arbitrator under major institutions’ rules. She is consistently ranked among the world’s top ten arbitrators and is a prolific author and editor in dispute settlement.Gabrielle is also a visiting professor at prestigious institutions like the National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University in Beijing, and Georgetown University. She presides over the Council of the Centre for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS).