Dominique Brown-Berset is a founding partner of Brown&Page, a Vaud-based law firm with offices in Geneva and Nyon. She practises mainly in the field of international business transactions and international dispute resolution. She holds law degrees from Lausanne University Law School, Paris I, PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne and Harvard Law School.
She has acted as counsel, co-counsel and arbitrator in over 140 international arbitration cases around the world, including in cases involving states and international organisations both at private and governmental levels, and in particular also in cases relating, among other things, to transfer of technology, construction of turnkey factories and other major projects, procurement contracts, licence agreements, agency, joint venture and shareholders' agreements, distribution, sale and purchase contracts, telecommunications, and post-M&A disputes. Her industry experience includes telecommunications, satellites, aviation, avionics, computers (software and hardware), glass and paper production, steel, chemicals and petrochemicals, LNG projects, oil and gas (and other energy sectors), mining, food, catering, utilities operation and maintenance services, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, shipping and shipbuilding, luxury goods, textiles and arts.
Dominique is a former international vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; former chair of the arbitration committee of the International Bar Association; member of the board and council of the SociÃ©tÃ© Suisse des Juristes; member of the management board and of the supervisory council of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law; member of the advisory board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration; and member of the editorial boards of Global Arbitration Review, The Journal of International Arbitration and Arbitration. She is on the panel of arbitrators of several arbitral institutions, such as the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and she was one of the first three foreign practitioners to be appointed on the panel of arbitrators of The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association in 2008.