Professor (Private International Law), Geneva University Law School (since 1997); Practising attorney, Partner with Schellenberg Wittmer (since 1996); Adjunct Professor, Geneva University Law School (1993-97); Partner (1985-95) and associate (1981-85) with Baker & McKenzie, Geneva; associate with Baker & McKenzie, New York (1981); admitted to the New York Bar (1981); admitted to the Geneva Bar (1976).
Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler focuses primarily on international commercial and investment arbitration and has extensive arbitration experience, having handled over a hundred international arbitrations, as presiding, sole or party-appointed arbitrator, or as counsel. She appears on numerous arbitration panels, including ICSID, ICC and AAA.
She chairs the Swiss Arbitration Association, and is a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), and of the Board of the Swiss International Law Society. Her teaching and research, activities focus on international arbitration, international litigation, international contracts, sports arbitration, and electronic commerce.
She is also involved in sports arbitrations; has chaired the arbitral tribunal at the Olympic Games from its creation in 1996 (Atlanta) until 2000 (Sydney); presently, she is a member of the arbitral jury for the XXXII America's Cup.
Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler has published extensively in the area of her specialization. She is fluent in English, German, French, and Spanish and has reading knowledge of Italian. She was born in 1952 and is a Swiss national.