Sumin Jo


Sumin Jo



  • Autorin



Current Positions

  • Bonnard Lawson, International Law Firm, Geneva, Switzerland (from Sept. 2021)
    – Advising in international commercial arbitration, including under the ICC, Swiss Rules, LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules; sports arbitration before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS); litigation before Swiss courts, including setting aside proceedings against arbitral awards and enforcement proceedings
  • Korea Law Times, Legal Journal in South Korea (from Mar. 2023)
    Foreign Legal Correspondent
    – Reporting on current legal issues and developments in international commercial and sports arbitration, within the framework of Swiss contract and business law


  • Geneva Bar School, Geneva, Switzerland
    Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Profession, June 2017
  • University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Master of laws, June 2014, magna cum laude
    – Exchange program at University of Exeter, United Kingdom (Jan. – June 2013)
  • University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bachelor of laws, June 2012

Bar Memberships

  • Geneva

Professional Experience

  • Law Firm Python & Richard, Geneva, Switzerland (Mar. 2018 – Aug. 2019)
    Trainee Attorney
    – Litigation before the Swiss courts in a variety of disputes including contracts, asset and debt recovery, divorce, criminal and labour law
  • International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland (Oct. – Dec. 2016, Aug. – Dec. 2017; Apr. – Oct. 2016)
    Junior Legal Officer; Legal intern
    – Preparation of comparative analysis between national legislation and international labour conventions; preparation of draft comments of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) at its 87th and 88th sessions
  • World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland (May – Oct. 2015)
    – Participation in the establishment of international recommendations on drinking-water quality; preparation of country case studies on the legislative and regulatory framework of drinking-water quality
  • UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva, Switzerland (Sept. 2014 – Mar. 2015)
    – Assistance to Special Rapporteurs for the preparation of country missions and for drafting reports on the status of human rights in the Member States
  • Law firm Byrne-Sutton Bollen Kern, Geneva, Switzerland (June – Jul. 2013)
    – Legal research and drafting of memoranda and submissions in international arbitration, corporate, banking, social security and contract law


  • Korean (native), French (bilingual), English (fluent), Italian (basic)


  • Fabrice Robert-Tissot / Sumin Jo / Patrick Pithon, Arbitration, Overview of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court’s Case Law in Arbitration (1 March 2018 to 31 December 2022), in: Jusletter 14. August 2023