Jeremy Lack
Called: 1989

Jeremy Lack

Other qualifications
Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris (CMAP), France

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK

CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, USA

Croatian Mediation Association (Honorary Member), Croatia Global InterMediation, USA

Grand Council of the State of Geneva, Switzerland

Florence International Mediation Center (FIMC), Italy

International Business Mediation Service - Milan Chamber of Arbitration
International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Panelist, USA & Europe
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International

International Mediation Institute (IMI), International

International Trademark Association (INTA), International JAMS International Panelist, USA & Europe

Negotiation & Conflict Management Group (NCMG), Africa

Result ADR, the Netherlands

Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Asia

Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (SKWM/CSMC/SCCM), Switzerland

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), International
Sept. 20th 2013: Invited speaker to the United Nations’ Geneva Peace Talks on (See:

June 7 2013: Neuroadvocacy and Improving Your Skills as a Neutral Party or Attorney in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution: A Cross-Cultural Case Study and Role Play, (The New Jersey State Bar Association, New Brunswick, USA)

April 25-26, 2013: Comparative Situation of Mediation in a Comparative Perspective – The Variegated Landscape of Mediation in the European Union (ERA Conference, Trier, DE) February 2, 2013: « Introduction à la médiation commerciale : le rôle de l’avocat » (Paris Bar Association, Paris, FR)

November 2012: “Negotiation and Neuroscience: Possible Lessons for Negotiation Instruction” (Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation (PON) annual faculty dinner, Cambridge MA, USA)

February 9, 2011: “Train the Trainers: Neurobiology applied to Mediation” (International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris, FR)

March 10, 2010: Presentation to the James Martin 21s Century School, Oxford University, UK on "Understanding the Mind in Peace Negotiations: The Neurobiology of Conflict and New Approaches toDispute Prevention and Resolution" (Oxford, UK)

March 4, 2010: Presentation to the European Court of Arbitration on "The Neurobiology of Conflict: Understanding Procedural Choices" (Milan, IT)
February 11, 2010: "Mediation in Practice: Tools & Tips on Selecting an Institution & Mediator"(Paris, FR)

October 29, 2009: Presentation to the 3rd International Conference of the Scientific & Methodological Center for Mediation & Law on "Hybrid Vigour and the Growing Use of Combined ADR Processes for Cross-Border Disputes" (Moscow, RU)

October 8, 2009: Workshop to the International Bar Association (IBA) on "Breakthroughs in the Neurobiology of Conflict and Negotiation" (Madrid, ES)

June 1, 2009: Presentation to the Croatian Bar Association on "Negotiation and Mediation -- A Threat Or a Business Niche for Lawyers? Adapt or perish! The Importance of ADR for theFuture of the Legal Profession" (Zagreb, CR)

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 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.