Jean-Christophe Liebeskind


John (Jean-Christophe) Liebeskind




Practice Areas
Head of the Chinese Desk of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal l ChineseLaw l General Corporate Law
M&A and Private Equity I Arbitration and Litigation
  • Partner with Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (since 2013)
  • Of Counsel with Global Law Office, Beijing (since 2008)
  • Chairman of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, China (2008-2009)
  • President of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Beijing (2006-2007)
  • Of Counsel with Paul Hastings LLP, Beijing (2003-2005)
  • Fellow of the Chartered lnstitute of Arbitrators (FCIArb, 2000)
  • Solicitor (England & Wales, since 1999, non-practicing)
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Chartered lnstitute of Arbitrators, Oxford (1998)
  • London School of Economics, LL.M. (1993)
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (1990)
  • University of Geneva, LL.B. (1987)
French, English, German, Swiss-German, Mandarin
  • Official OSEC Expert China/Legal
  • Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of and Arbitrator with the following arbitration organizations: CIETAC (China), SHIAC (Shanghai), KCAB (Korea), BANI (Indonesia)
Chambers Global 2017
  • Switzerland/Corporate/M&A/Foreign Expert for China
    «John Liebeskind splits his time between Switzerland and China and is a former chairman of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. As head of the firm’s China desk, he routinely advises Chinese clients on investment into Switzerland. Sources praise his «attention to detail» and describe him as «a business oriented solution-finder.»
  • China/Corporate/M&A (PRC Firms)/Foreign Expert Based in Switzerland
    «John Liebeskind of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal has notable experience advising Chinese clients on investment matters into Switzerland, and is fluent in English, Mandarin, French, German and Spanish. Clients appreciate his «attention to detail» and highlight him as a «business-oriented solution-finder.» He splits his time between Switzerland and China.»
  • Enforcement of Commercial Arbitral Awards in China, Clarisse von Wunschheim (book review), ASA Bull. (publication pending, 2010)
  • CIETAC’s 50th Anniversary (conference report), 25 ASA Bull. (1/2007)
    Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in China: A Status Report, conference at the 12th Geneva Global Arbitration Forum (Geneva, 7-8 December 2006)
  • New Interpretation of the Chinese Arbitration Law, 24 ASA Bull. 717 (4/2006)
  • China Economic and Trade Arbitration, interview on the occasion of CIETAC’s 50th anniversary, CCTV9, «Dialogue» (Beijing, 19 October 2006)
  • The Legal Framework of Swiss International Trade and Investments, Vol. 7 No. 3-4 The Journal of World Investment & Trade (Parts I and II) (2006) 
  • Dispute Resolution in China, in Behind the China Kaleidoscope A Guide to China Entry and Operations (Swiss Office of Commercial Expansion et al. eds) 94 (2006) 
  • Arbitration in China: A Practical Guide, Jerome Cohen et al. eds. (book review), 23 ASA Bull. 392 (2/2005) 
  • Arbitration Law and Practice in China, Tao Jingzhou (book review), 23 ASA Bull. 1/2005 
  • The Letter of Intent in the Mergers and Acquisitions Context: An Update from the Perspective of Swiss Law (with Prof. Henry Peter), in Arbitration of Merger and Acquisition Disputes, 24 ASA Special Series 265 (2005) 
  • The 17th ICCA Conference (conference report), 22 ASA Bull. 648 (3/2004) 
  • One-Hundred-Two Swiss Bilateral Investment Treaties: An Overview Of Investor-Host State Dispute Settlement Clauses, 19 ASA Special Series 81 (2002) 
  • State-Investor Dispute Settlement Clauses in Swiss Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1 ASA Bull. 27 (2002) 
  • Indonesia: A Court Disregards Arbitration Clause, 3 ASA Bull. 625 (2000)
  • Indonesia: A Primer on the New Arbitration Law, 2 ASA Bull. 283 (2000) 
  • Un extraordinaire cas pathologique. The Abduction of an Arbitrator: A Disturbing Account of a State’s Attempts to Derail an International Arbitration (with Prof. Pierre Lalive) 4 ASA Bull. 511 (1999)