Laurence Burger

Laurence Burger is a lawyer practising in Geneva, Switzerland, working at Winston & Strawn.

Laurence has acted as a Counsel in ICC and Swiss Rules Arbitration, representing several international clients (e.g., representing a leading Turkish conglomerate in two commercial arbitrations with seats in Geneva and Vienna; representing a Pakistani pipe producer in a contract dispute with a major German iron producer; representing an Indian power plant builder in ICC arbitral proceedings arising out of a joint venture agreement over construction of power plant and representing a British mining company in challenge proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court). Laurence also acts as secretary of the Tribunal in ICC arbitrations and assists major US companies
in contracts negotiations involving Swiss law.

Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Laurence was an associate and senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Paris); between May 2005 and August 2007, she was an associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed (in New York). Between June 2002 and February 2005, she worked at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York and in Clifford Chance in Paris.

Laurence Burger studied at Columbia University School of Law (New York), JD (2002) and LLM (1999); at the University Paris II, Pantheon – Assas, DESS (LLM) in arbitration and ADR and studied law at the University of Fribourg School of Law (Switzerland) where she was a research assistant to Professor Franz Werro.

Laurence was a speaker in roundtables organized by ICC and ASA and published articles in the Journal of International Arbitration ("Swiss Bilateral Investment Treaties: A Survey", 2010) and in the Global Arbitration Review (America's cup Arbitration – what went wrong?", 2010).

Laurence Burger is Vice-Chair of the Young Member Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association, a member of ASA bellow 40, a member of IAI Paris, a member of Arbitral Women and, finally, a member of ICC Young Arbitrators Forum.