Sumin Jo


Bonnard Lawson Geneva Area Ltd
Route du Grand-Lancy 2
P. O. Box
CH-1211 Geneva 26

T. +41 22 322 25 00


Sumin JO is an associate attorney in the Arbitration and Sports department of the Geneva office.

Her practice focuses on commercial and sports arbitration, as well as cross-border litigation.

Before joining Bonnard Lawson, Sumin worked for several years at various UN agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour organization (ILO) and the UN office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). In particular, she practiced public international law, analysing international treaties and conventions and drafting country case studies and recommendations for the Member States regarding the implementation of international standards.

She also worked in a prestigious law firm based in Geneva specialised in international arbitration.

Her main working languages are French, English and Korean.


Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Profession, Geneva Bar School (ECAV), Switzerland (2017)
Master of Laws, magna cum laude, University of Geneva, Switzerland (2014)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Geneva, Switzerland (2012)


Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and ASA below 40
Swiss Association of Sports Law (Association Suisse du Droit du Sport, ASDS)
Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL)
Geneva Bar Association

Bar admission

Attorney-at-law, Geneva (2019)

Professional Experience 

Associate, Bonnard Lawson, Geneva (since 2021)
Trainee Attorney, Python & Richard, Geneva (2018-2019)
Junior Legal Officer, International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva (2016-2017)
Legal Intern, International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva (2016)
Intern, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva (2015)
Intern, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva (2014-2015)
Trainee, Byrne-Sutton Bollen Kern, Geneva (2013)


Korean (mother tongue)
French (bilingual proficiency)
English (full professional proficiency)
Italian (reading proficiency)

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