Irish lawyer Genevieve Poirier joins LALIVE in London
Irish lawyer Genevieve Poirier has joined international disputes firm LALIVE as a partner based in its London office, LALIVE (London) LLP.
An Irish and Canadian national, Ms Poirer initially trained as a solicitor in New Zealand and later as a solicitor advocate with rights of audience before the English High Court.
Her experience covers a broad range of commercial matters, including cross-border disputes in the telecommunications, oil and gas, insurance, shipping and financial services sectors, as well as shareholder disputes.
Her career highlights include successfully representing NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest telecommunications company, in an LCIA arbitration against Tata Sons under an Indian law shareholders agreement. NTT DOCOMO was awarded US$1.2 billion in damages.
Ms Poirier said: “I am incredibly excited to join such a dynamic and well-respected firm and contribute to the rapid growth of the LALIVE London office alongside the excellent team already there.”
Domitille Baizeau, LALIVE Geneva partner and chair of the firm’s management board, added: “We are absolutely delighted that Genevieve has chosen to join LALIVE. Her disputes focus, international experience and English law expertise fit perfectly with our own practice and plan to continue growing in London as a strategic market. This is an exciting development for the firm.”