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 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.