Caroline dos Santos is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Litigation & Dispute Resolution department in Geneva. She studied law at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva. She holds an LL.M. from University College London (summa cum laude).
Prior to joining the Firm, she worked as an associate in a major law firm in Geneva.
Caroline was admitted to the bar in 2016.
Caroline's main area of practice is international arbitration, including commercial, investment and sports arbitration, involving a variety of sectors.
Caroline regularly assists clients in all kinds of litigation matters, with a particular focus on contractual and criminal law matters, as well as in sports related matters.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Fédération Suisse des Avocats (FSA)
- Ordre des Avocats (ODA)
- Switzerland (2016)
- University College London (LL.M.) (2017)
- University of Geneva (Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions) (2014)
- University of Lausanne (Master of Law) (2014)
- University of Lausanne (Bachelor of Law) (2012)
- Co-author, "Banking and finance disputes: to arbitrate or not to arbitrate, that is the question", SZW/RSDA, Revue Suisse de droit des affaires et du marché financier (RSDA), issue 4/2020
- Author, "Chronique de jurisprudence suisse – Loi fédérale sur le droit international privé (LDIP) (2011-2019) (2e partie)", Journal du droit international (Clunet), 2020
- Author, "Arbitration Law Reform in Switzerland: William Tell’s Apple-shot?", Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, Volume XVI, No. 61, 2019
- Author, "European Court of Human Rights Rules upon Sports-Related Decision: Switzerland Condemned", ASA Bulletin, Volume 37, No. 1, 2019
- Author, "The RFC Seraing’s saga goes on: arbitration clause contained in FIFA’s statutes held invalid under Belgian law", ASA Bulletin, Volume 36, No. 4, 2018
- Author, "Swiss Federal Supreme Court Confirms Independence of CAS: Note on Decision 4A_260/2017 of 20 February 2018", ASA Bulletin, Volume 36, No. 2, 2018