Alexandre Mazuranic is a Swiss-qualified lawyer and a partner in the Firm's International Arbitration Practice, based in Geneva.
Alexandre has a broad experience in commercial arbitration with a focus on construction, mining & metals, oil & gas, sales of goods, commodities, pharmaceutical & healthcare, and mergers & acquisitions. He has served as counsel and arbitrator in arbitrations conducted under institutional and ad hoc rules and various governing laws.
In addition, he also represents parties before the Swiss Federal Tribunal in proceedings related to challenges of arbitral awards.
Alexandre also regularly advises clients on Swiss contract law and on international sanctions (with a focus recently on sanctions related to Ukraine).
Alexandre's recent work as counsel includes:
Representing a joint venture EPC contractor in an ICC arbitration arising out of a European power plant project.
Representing a European general contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning an industrial plant in Saudi Arabia.
Representing a European general contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning the design and construction of an industrial process plant in Australia.
Representing a European general contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning civils works in an industrial process plant in Australia.
Representing a European general contractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction and upgrade of a refinery in Western Europe.
Representing a European engineering and construction company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a refinery in South-East Europe.
Representing a European engineering and construction company in an ICC arbitration relating to the breach of a joint venture agreement.
Advising a Swiss-based international company in relation to a design contract and a construction contract for a R&D center.
Advising a European electricity producer on EFET contracts governed by Swiss law and force majeure.
Advising a European buyer on price review and under deliveries in a long-term gas supply contract.
Advising a State-owned energy company in relation to a dispute regarding a long term gas supply agreement.
Representing a Swiss company in a Swiss arbitration relating to an exclusive representation agreement for the purchase and sale of oil products.
Advising a State on a long-term contract with a foreign company in the oil and gas sector (exploration and production).
Mining & metals disputes
Representing Asian State-owned companies and local joint venture companies in two ICC arbitrations related to the development and exploitation of mines in Africa.
Representing an Asian State-owned company in an ICC arbitration concerning a cooperation agreement aimed at exploiting mines in Africa.
Representing a State in five international arbitrations (under the ICC rules and the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution rules) relating to various supply contracts governed by Swiss law.
Advising an international company headquartered in Switzerland in relation to various disputes governed by Swiss law and subject to litigation before the Swiss courts.
Advising a sovereign client on Swiss contract law issues and arbitration in relation to a dispute with a consultant.
Representing an IP licensor in an ICC arbitration relating to a license and know-how agreement in the pharmaceutical industry (cancer treatment).
Representing an Asian Korean university in an ad hoc arbitration arising out of the termination of a long-term cooperation agreement with a European University.
Representing a Middle East entity in an ICC arbitration concerning the termination of a long-term contract related to the food & beverage business.
Representing a US based worldwide manufacturer in LCIA arbitration relating to the design and supply of wind turbines for Asia.
Representing a Belgian company in ICC arbitration relating to the design and supply of production lines for vegetable oil.
Representing a global bank and a major inspection company in various arbitration proceedings (ICC and LCIA) relating to collateral management agreements (cereals, oil products).
Representing parties in an ICC arbitration relating to a share purchase agreement and a shareholders' agreement.
Advising various companies across the world on Swiss international sanctions related to Ukraine and Belarus.
"Update on international trade sanctions", Association of International Business Lawyers, 28 April 2023, Geneva
"BACK TO THE FUTURE – Old problems, new solutions?", ASA below 40 special anniversary seminar, 22 October 2021, Zurich
"Variations", The New FIDIC Suite of Contracts: Practical Overview of Major Changes Conference, 4 October 2018, Warsaw
Panelist on the Skills Training Workshop, 7th P.R.I.M.E. Finance Annual Conference "Arbitration and Finance: A Starter", 23 January 2018, The Hague
Faculty member of the Foundation for International Advocacy in Arbitration's (FIAA) workshop on Questioning of factual witnesses for the Master in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), 20-21 May 2017, Geneva
"Setting aside arbitral awards – dos and don'ts", Swiss Arbitration Academy, 6 June 2016, Geneva
"Closing Statements", IBA Arb 40 Young International Arbitration Practitioner's Workshop, 4 October 2015, Vienna
"Costs in International Arbitration, Security for costs", IBA Regional Conference, 19 June 2015, Munich
"The Better Seat? France v. Switzerland, Getting to the Award", ASA below 40 / CFA-40 Conference, 24 April 2105, Paris
"The Hearing: Evidence and Argument", Young ICCA Workshop, 7 October 2014, Geneva
"Bad Faith Claims in Challenge Proceedings and Counsel's Liability for Costs", Swedish Arbitration Association, 13 May 2014, Stockholm
"The Legal Business in the Commodity Trading Industry", Commodity Trading Alumni Conference / 28 November 2013, 28 November 2013, Geneva
"Commodities trading arbitration: what users want", ICC YAF, 11 January 2013, Geneva
"Interest and Costs in International Arbitration, What to do when the Respondent does not pay (Orders for security for costs and separate awards on advance on costs)?", ASA below 40, 11 June 2010, Geneva
"Getting the Deal Through - Energy Disputes - Switzerland", Lexology, February 2023 and November 2022 (co-authored with Anne Véronique Schlaepfer)
"Swiss Arbitration Centre issues new set of rules to administer Swiss corporate law disputes", published on Lexology, December 2022 (co-authored with David de Freitas)
"Drafting Arbitration clauses in M&A Agreements", in Amy C. Kläsener (ed.), GAR's Guide to M&A Arbitration, 1st ed. 2018 / 2nd ed. 2019 / 3rd ed. 2020 / 4th ed. 2022 (co-authored with Anne Véronique Schlaepfer)
"Can an Interim Award Deciding on Part of the Jurisdictional Objections Be Challenged ?"published in ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin 2017 No. 3
"Offers in International Arbitrations and their Impact on the Allocation of Costs: A Focus on Sealed and Final Offers", in: Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Volume 80, Issue 4, 2014, pp. 405-412 (co-authored with Anne Véronique Schlaepfer)
"Bad faith claims in challenge proceedings and counsel's liability for costs", published on Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 27 October 2014
"The Geneva 'ACT'", in: Global Arbitration Review - The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2014, pp. 145-150 (co-authored with Elena Trabaldo Togna)
"Challenge and Revision of the Award", in: Geisinger/Voser/Petti (Eds), International Arbitration in Switzerland: A Handbook for Practitioners, 2nd ed., Kluwer Law International, 2013 (co-authored with Elliott Geisinger)
"Costs in Arbitration", in: Geisinger/Voser/Petti (Eds),International Arbitration in Switzerland: A Handbook for Practitioners, 2nd ed., Kluwer Law International, 2013 (co-authored with Anne-Carole Cremades)
"La Révision du Règlement Suisse d'Arbitrage International", in: Cahiers de l'Arbitrage – The Paris Journal of International Arbitration, 2013-1
"Has the Swiss Federal Tribunal opened Pandora's Box by setting aside an award on the ground of public policy?", in Arbitration News, News-letter of the International Bar Association, Vol. 16 No. 1, March 2011
Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2023
Who's Who Legal: Switzerland - Arbitration 2023
Peers and clients say: "Alexandre is a truly superb arbitration advocate". "He has a very sharp mind". "His diligent approach to matters is impressive". (Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2023)
"Alexandre Mazuranic is a great partner, very knowledgeable as well as driven to understand the minor details that really make a difference" (Legal 500 2023)
Peers also describe him as an "outstanding arbitration practitioner with a well-established practice focusing on international disputes across a wide range industries" (Who's Who Legal: Switzerland - Arbitration 2023), "a very skilled and sharp lawyer with a strong reputation in the construction arbitration space" (Who's Who Legal: Switzerland - Arbitration 2022), ""excellent advocacy" and "widespread international knowledge" (Who's Who Legal: Switzerland - Arbitration 2021). "A go-to lawyer for commercial disputes" (Who's Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2018), with strong expertise which "spans disputes across a range of sectors from pharmaceuticals to construction" (Who's Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2019).