Ms Anya George, ACIArb > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19
P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich
Switzerland

Work Department

Dispute Resolution / Energy / International Arbitration

Position

Anya George is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich. As a trilingual and dual qualified lawyer, she represents clients in complex international commercial and investment arbitration matters, as well as in enforcement and setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court.

Experience: 

  • Has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 60 arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, CAS, UNCITRAL and Swiss Rules, as well as in ad hoc proceedings.
  • Main areas of expertise are energy infrastructure, natural resources, insurance and reinsurance contracts and manufacturing and sales agreements
  • Has special expertise in arbitration-related litigation, including enforcement, interim relief and setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court, in both French and German
  • Advises clients on business and human rights issue

Career

2019 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2015 – Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2014 – Secondment to Essex Court Chambers in London

2013 – Foreign Associate in a Magic Circle law firm in London

2010 – Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2008 – Clerk at the District Court of Horgen

2007 – Trainee Lawyer in a Zurich business law firm

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • French

Memberships

  • Co-Chair of the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Committee member of the Young Professional Group of the British Swiss Chambers of Commerce
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Education

2015 – Bar Admission in England and Wales

2010 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

2006 – Master in International Relations, University of Cambridge

2005 – Master of Law, University of Fribourg

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

(Next Generation Partners)

Anya GeorgeSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is noted for having an ‘outstanding team capable of handling very complex cases‘. Its caseload includes international commercial, investment and sports arbitration proceedings. The team has considerable expertise in a range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, energy, life sciences, commodities and hospitality. Elliott Geisinger in Geneva is the firm’s arbitration chair and is experienced in disputes arising from joint venture agreements, as well as sales and distribution contracts. Christopher Boog, whose ‘advocacy skills are unparalleled‘, divides his time between Zurich and Singapore. Other key names include Philippe Bärtsch , Anya George and Anna Kozmenko as well as counsels Anne-Carole Cremades and Sebastiano Nessi in Geneva. The team lost Nathalie Voser who left to set up dispute resolution boutique practice Rothorn Legal in November 2020.