Michele Potestà

Michele Potestà

Partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Michele Potestà specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as public international law. He has participated in over 35 international investment and commercial arbitrations as counsel, arbitrator and secretary of the tribunal, under all major arbitral rules (ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, SCAI, CAM, DIAC, Danish Institute of Arbitration, and others), and in different jurisdictions. Michele currently acts as expert advisor to the Swiss Government in the inter-State negotiations on the reform of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in UNCITRAL’s Working Group III. He has sat as president of the tribunal, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator under various rules, including the rules of the ICC, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Danish Institute of Arbitration, and the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration. Michele is part of the faculty at the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS). He is also a senior researcher at the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS).

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