Jeremy Lack is an independent lawyer and ADR Neutral admitted to practice in England & Wales, New York, various US federal courts, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and Geneva, Switzerland (as a foreign member of the local bar). In addition to being a Door Tenant with Quadrant Chambers, he is is the founder of LAWTECH.CH, an advisor to CHARLES RUSSELL SPEECHLYS LLP (UK/CH), counsel to HELVETICA AVOCATS (CH) and SCHONEWILLE & SCHONEWILLE (NL) and is a part-time faculty member at the EPFL(CH). He is a former partner with Etude ALTENBURGER LTD legal + tax in Geneva, Switzerland, an IMI-certified mediator and mediation advocate, and a co-founder of www.neuroawareness.com. He qualified as an English barrister in 1989 and as a US attorney-at-law in 1990 (New York State, various federal courts, and the US Patent and Trademark Office), and was admitted to the Geneva bar (as an EU lawyer) in 2003.
Jeremy specializes in complex international commercial disputes, spanning common law and civil law jurisdictions. His work includes intellectual property disputes, joint ventures, international transactions, partnerships, deal facilitation, entrepreneurship, innovation, media, sports, family-owned businesses, trusts and estates, and technology and healthcare-related matters. He has a broad dispute prevention and resolution practice (including advocacy, arbitration, conciliation and mediation) and is often appointed as settlement counsel, to work in parallel with litigation counsel. Jeremy worked as in-house counsel for BECTON DICKINSON & CO, MEDABIOTECH and NOVIMMUNE SA and has served on the boards of several companies and not-for profit organizations, advising on corporate governance issues.
Jeremy has been accredited by several mediation institutions in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia (including AAA, CEDR, CIArb, CPR, FIMC, ICDR, ICC, INTA, IMI, JAMS, NCMG, SCCM/CSMC/SKWM, SIMC, and WIPO). He also serves on several ADR committees and has been listed by Who’s Who Legal as one of the “Most Highly Regarded Firms: Mediation 2012” and as one of the “Top Ten Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation in 2011. He is the global coordinator of the Global Pound Conference Series on Appropriate Dispute Resolution.
Recent papers presented include:
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MA (Oxon), Lincoln College, Oxford (Jurisprudence and Physiological Sciences) Graduate diplomas in Competition Law and Comparative law of Copyrights from Kings College, London
ODAGE, IMI, CPR, SCCM/CSMC, CMAP, INTA, LES, AROPI, AIBL, NCMG, SIMC, WIPO
Director and General Counsel of Medabiotech SA (CH) 1998-2003)
CEO and General Counsel of NovImmune SA (CH) 1999-2001
International Attorney and European Intellectual Property Counsel for Becton Dickinson, Inc. (US) 1995-98
English, French, Spanish, Hebrew (Conversational Italian and German)
Jeremy has Swiss, British, Israeli and US citizenships, and lives with his wife and two daughters in Geneva.
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