lic iur Gabrielle Nater-Bass > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation / Arbitration, Private Clients, Employment.


Partner. Gabrielle Nater-Bass’ practice focuses on arbitration and litigation. She is an experienced party counsel and arbitrator in international commercial arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and institutional. She also represents clients in investment treaty arbitrations and complex cross-border litigations.


1996 Bar admission. 2006 Partner at Homburger. 2014 Board member ASA. 2016 – 2020 President of SCAI Arbitration Court. 2017 Co-chair ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration. 2020 Appointment to LCIA Court. 2021 Board member Swiss Arbitration Centre. Winner of Client Choice Award, Arbitration & ADR Switzerland 2020 and 2021.


German, English, French, Italian.


Panel of arbitrators of ICC (Switzerland), SIAC and HKIAC. Member of SIAC Users Council, Advisory Board of ArbitralWomen (former vice president) and Steering Committee of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge.


University of Zurich 1994 (lic. iur.). University of Virginia School of Law 1999 (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Private client

Homburger has a ‘highly reputable full-service private clients‘ practice that assists high-net-worth individuals, such as entrepreneurs, with cross-border issues relating to estate planning, matrimonial law, tax structuring and trusts as well as the resolution of related disputes. ‘Highly responsive, very helpful, and extremely knowledgeableClaudia Suter heads the practice and has a focus on, among others, estate planning, succession and inheritance matters. Gabrielle Nater-Bass specialises in wealth protection structures and ‘combines intelligence and smartness with a very high degree of engagement and dedication‘. Litigation and arbitration specialist Stefanie Pfisterer made partner in 2021.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

With ‘a highly experienced team with great visibility in arbitration matters’, Homburger is a go-to name for blue-chip clients in regulated industries, with notable knowledge of the financial services, life sciences, energy and telecoms sectors. The large team has varied counsel and arbitrator expertise and has seen notable growth following the promotion of Stefanie Pfisterer to partner in 2021 and the recruitment of associate Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb in mid-2021, who is an English-qualified barrister and member of the New York bar. Balz Gross heads up the department, which also fields energy and financial services sector expert Mariella Orelli, the ‘extremely collaborativeGabrielle Nater-Bass and Felix Dasser, who is the president of the Swiss Arbitration Association. At the junior level, associate Dilber Devitre is a key name.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Homburger’s ‘highly experienced’ team features a deep bench of highly regarded practitioners including practice co-heads Balz Gross and Roman Baechler, who specialise in employment and insurance litigation respectively; Mariella Orelli, who handles disputes with an Italian angle as well as energy litigation; private client, trust and estate expert Gabrielle Nater-Bass and ‘excellent litigatorFelix Dasser, who primarily acts in investment disputes. The group has notable experience in acting as lead counsel in cross-border litigation for a high-profile client roster which features UBS, Swisscom, The Swatch Group and other blue-chip listed companies. The team is also highly regarded for its expertise in regulated sectors, particularly the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, insurance, energy, telecoms and transport industries.