Alexandre Mazuranic

Partner, Geneva (White & Case S.A.)

Biography

Overview

Alexandre Mazuranic is a partner in the Firm's International Arbitration Practice and is based in Geneva.

Alexandre's practice focuses on international commercial arbitration. He has acted as counsel and advised parties in complex commercial disputes submitted to arbitration in various industries and sectors, amongst which construction and engineering, mergers and acquisitions, commodities trading and pharmaceutical and healthcare.

In addition, Alexandre has served as sole arbitrator under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and has represented parties before the Swiss Supreme Court in proceedings related to challenges of arbitral awards.

"As an "excellent advocate with extensive experience", Alexandre Mazuranic is a go-to lawyer for commercial disputes. He boasts strong expertise in the construction industry and comes highly regarded for his work in the space." Who's Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2018

"Geneva-based Alexandre Mazuranic is "an excellent and experienced lawyer" who is "very active on the arbitration scene". His strong expertise spans disputes across a range of sectors from pharmaceuticals to construction." Who's Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2019

Alexandre is also listed as a Rising Star in Commercial Arbitration in the 2018 edition of the Euromoney Legal Media Group Expert Guides.

Bars and Courts
Geneva Bar
Education
LLM
University of Geneva
LLM in International Business Law
King's College University London
Languages
French
English

Experience

Representing an international general contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning a plant in Australia.

Representing a Chinese engineering and construction company in an ICC arbitration concerning a cooperation agreement aimed at exploiting mines in Africa.

Representing an international general contractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction and upgrade of a refinery in Western Europe.

Representing an international engineering and construction company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a refinery in South-East Europe (ICC arbitration proceedings.

Representing a party in ICC arbitration relating to a license and know-how agreement in the pharmaceutical industry.

Representing a 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 company in LCIA arbitration relating to the design / supply of wind turbines.

Representing a Belgian company in ICC arbitration relating to the design and supply of production lines for vegetable oil production.

Representing parties in various arbitration proceedings (ICC and LCIA) relating to the performance of collateral management agreements.

Representing parties in an ICC arbitration relating to a share purchase agreement and a shareholders' agreement.

Representing a Swiss company in a Swiss arbitration relating to an exclusive representation agreement for the purchase and sale of oil products.

Advising an international group active in the gas industry on UN/Swiss sanctions regulations.

Advising a State on a long-term contract with a foreign company in the oil and gas sector (exploration and production).

Speaking Engagements

"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 Haguex

"Costs in International Arbitration, Security for costs", 19 June 2015: Munich

"The Hearing: Evidence and Argument", 7 October 2014: Geneva

"Bad Faith Claims in Challenge Proceedings and Counsel's Liability for Costs", 13 May 2014: Stockholm

"Commodities trading arbitration: what users want", 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)?", 11 June 2010: Geneva

Publications

"Drafting Arbitration clauses in M&A", in: Amy C. Kläsener (ed.) GAR’s Guide to M&A Arbitration, 2018 (co-authored with Anne Véronique Schlaepfer)

Offers in International Arbitrations and their Impact on the Allocation of Costs: A Focus on Sealed and Final Offers, Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Volume 80, Issue 4,pp. 405-412, 2014, (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', Global Arbitration Review - The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review pp. 145-150, 2014, (co-authored with Elena Trabaldo Togna)

Challenge and Revision of the Award, 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, 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, Cahiers de l'Arbitrage – The Paris Journal of International Arbitration, 2013

Has the Swiss Federal Tribunal opened Pandora's Box by setting aside an award on the ground of public policy?, in Arbitration News, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Vol. 16 No. 1, March 2011