Position(s) at the Institute
Professor Pierre Lalive is one of the world's leading specialists in international disputes. He is the author of more than 200 publications, principally in the fields of private and public international law, international business law, arbitration and art law. Professor Lalive has had numerous appointments as arbitrator, expert or counsel in proceedings conducted either ad hoc or under the rules of all main arbitration institutions and dispute resolution bodies (including the ICC, ICSID, PCA, ECHR and WTO). A key part of Professor Lalive's practice involves inter-state and state-investor disputes. He has acted for several states before the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Professor Lalive was one of the seven experts appointed by the Swiss government to draft the 1987 Swiss Code of Private International Law, including the rules on international arbitration. He is the founder (1983) former editor-in-chief (until 2008) and chair of the advisory board of the Bulletin of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); honorary president of the Swiss Arbitration Association and the ICC Institute of World Business Law; member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS); professor of law (emeritus) and former dean of the Geneva Law School; professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies; doctor (honoris causa) of the Universities of Lyon, Paris, Brussels and Rome; elected member and former president of the Institut de Droit International; vice-president of The Academy of Experts (London); visiting professor at Columbia University, New York, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Hague Academy of International Law, SMU (Dallas, Texas), Paris University; Arthur Goodhart professor of legal science at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge (UK). In 1990, he was awarded the Balzan Prize for International Law. Professor Lalive also frequently acts as counsel or expert in relation to art law disputes. He was the president of the UNIDROIT Conference of Governmental Experts on the Protection of Cultural Property and instrumental in the elaboration of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects.
Areas of expertise
- International law (public, private)
- Trade policies and law - WTO