Pool of Arbitrators

Sandrine Giroud

Partner, LALIVE

Sandrine specialises in domestic and international litigation, with a focus on commercial disputes, private client disputes, art and cultural property, fraud and asset recovery, trust and estate, media law, as well as public international law (including immunities from jurisdiction and enforcement) and human rights. She regularly advises and represents companies and individuals in the recovery and protection of their assets through provisional measures, freezing orders, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and awards, cross-border insolvency proceedings or execution of contracts as well as proceedings ancillary to arbitration. As part of her practice, she also represents collectors, art market professionals and museums on dispute resolution and transactional matters in related to art. Sandrine is recognised as an expert by Who’s Who Legal in Litigation, Asset recovery and Private client as well as by Legal 500 in Litigation and Banking and finance.

Passionate about art, she is a member of various organisations in this field such as the board of the Swiss National Museum, the Board of the Art Law Foundation (which she has co-directed from 2014 to 2017), the Task Force of the Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM), as well as the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM).

Sandrine educational background includes the University of Fribourg (2003, magna cum laude); the University of Bristol (2000); the International Humanitarian Law Unit of the University of Nottingham (2004); an L.L.M in International Dispute Resolution issued jointly by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (MIDS, 2009); and a STEP advanced certificate in the law of trusts (2012).

Sandrine is a member of various professional bodies namely the Geneva Bar Association (ODA), the Swiss Bar Association (FSA/SAV), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Geneva Association of Business Law (AGDA). She is a member of the Executive Board as well as President of the Human Rights Committee of the Geneva Bar Association (ODA). She also acts as officer of the IBA Litigation Committee since 2015. Before joining LALIVE, Sandrine worked as a legal adviser at the Swiss Federal Office of Justice in Berne (2006-2008).

Jurisdiction: Switzerland