Joachim Knoll is a partner with LALIVE in Geneva and practices in international arbitration, both commercial and investment treaty arbitration. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over seventy international arbitral proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) or administered (ICC, ICSID, Swiss Rules, LCIA, DIAC, AAA/ICDR), in particular in disputes relating to the international sale of goods, distribution and investment disputes in the construction, energy, mining, telecommunications, broadcasting and aviation sectors.
Mr. Knoll features in The International Who'sWho of Arbitration. He is a former member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution which administers arbitrations subject to the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration. He also acted as co-chair of ASA below 40 (Swiss Arbitration Association) and is a Head Lecturer of the Swiss Arbitration Academy.
Joachim Knoll was designated by the Federal Republic of Germany as conciliator on ICSID’s Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators (effective December 2019). Admitted to the Paris bar, the New York State Bar, and the Geneva bar (foreign lawyer), Mr. Knoll has practiced in arbitration since 1999, first in France with Shearman & Sterling in Paris (1999-2006) and then in Switzerland. He studied law at the Universities of Hamburg and Cologne (Germany), and the University of Aix-en-Provence (France). He further holds LL.M. degrees from Boston University (2004) and King's College London (1999).