Dr Anna Kozmenko, LL.M. > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19
P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich
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Dispute Resolution / International Arbitration / Sports


Dr. Anna Kozmenko is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution and Sports Groups in Zurich. Having practiced in Russia, France and the US, Dr. Kozmenko represents state and private entities in high profile international disputes, including complex litigations, commercial and investment arbitrations.


  • Acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 50 arbitrations worldwide, both ad hoc and institutional (under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, VIAC, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL, CAS, ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility and Swiss rules)
  • Represented states, state-owned entities and private companies in numerous investment arbitrations and provided advice in relation to international investment as well as public international law
  • Advises clients on all arbitration-related matters, including enforcement and set-aside proceedings
  • Has particular expertise in natural resources, energy, telecommunications, construction, engineering, and sports
  • Has extensive experience in counseling clients from the CIS and Eurasia regions


2019 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2016 – Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2014 – Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2010 – Associate at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in Paris and New York

2009 – Internship with the President and CEO of the American Arbitration Association in Washington D.C. and New York

2007 – Legal Counsel at Le Pain Quotidien in Moscow


  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Russian


  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law (international commercial arbitration)
  • Executive Board Member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Y&I
  • Contributing author to investmentclaims.com
  • Speaker at over 30 conferences on international dispute resolution
  • Regular commentator in legal and general media


2013 – Dr. iur., University of Russia

2009 – LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

2008 – Master of Law, University of Russia

2007 – Bar Admission in Russia

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Sports law

(Next Generation Partners)

Anna Kozmenko  – Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

The sports practice at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is led by Philippe Bärtsch and Christopher Boog, ‘an unmatched pair of counsel that has proven extremely efficient to win difficult cases.’ Clients such as sports federations, organizations, and athletes as well as state entities and involved corporations instruct the group in a variety of matters. Sports arbitration, agreements, broadcasting rights, and doping matters are areas of particular strength. Anna Kozmenko has ‘deep knowledge of sports law.’

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is praised for its ‘outstanding reputation for arbitration’ and team of ‘true problem solvers’, led globally by Elliott Geisinger in Zurich and vice-chaired by Philippe Bärtsch and Christopher Boog in Geneva and Zurich respectively. The practice excels in commercial, investment and sports arbitration proceedings as well as handling setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court; the team recently represented the Russian Anti-Doping Agency in the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Clients single out ‘seasoned arbitration counselSebastiano Nessi and the ‘outstandingStefan Leimgruber; other key names include Anya George, who is recommended for insurance, energy and commodities work; Anna Kozmenko, IP specialist Philipp Groz and counsel Anne-Carole Cremades.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd advises on all aspects of business law with particular experience in banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A matters with further expertise in dispute resolution, where Peter Burckhardt, Christopher Boog and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny are active. Philippe Borens, Lorenzo Olgiati, Oliver Triebold, Lorenza Ferrari Hofer and David Mamane are the key names for IP and competition law matters. Other names to note include Pascal Hubli, Josef Caleff, Anya George, Anna Kozmenko, Olivier Favre and Andrea Dorjee-Good.