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

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Work Department

Litigation | Arbitration, Private Clients, Employment.


Partner. Gabrielle Nater-Bass’ practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation. She is an experienced party counsel and arbitrator in international commercial arbitration, ad hoc and institutional, with in-depth experience in matters relating to joint ventures, shareholder agreements, M&A disputes, natural resources and energy (including gas pricing and electricity trading), construction, sales contracts, long-term supply contracts, agency and distribution contracts, international commodity sales and pharmaceuticals.

Gabrielle Nater-Bass also regularly acts as counsel in large commercial litigations before the Swiss courts and in cross-border disputes.

Her practice also focuses on private clients (high net worth individuals, family offices and trustees) whom she advises on estate and succession planning and wealth protection structures, e.g. trusts.

In addition, Gabrielle Nater-Bass is a member of Homburger’s employment law group. She advises companies on all aspects of Swiss employment law and regularly represents companies in employment law disputes.


Qualified in 1996. Partner of Homburger since 2006. Board member of ASA since 2014. President of the SCAI Arbitration Court since 2016. Co-chair of ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration since 2017.


German, English, French, Italian.


Gabrielle Nater-Bass is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC National Committee (Switzerland), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). She currently serves as President of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI) and is a board member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). In addition, Gabrielle Nater-Bass is a member of the International Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce and vice president of ArbitralWomen. She was invited to join the SIAC Users Council and ICDR International Advisory Committee and co-heads the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages.


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

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Private client

Highly regarded full-service law firm Homburger fields a skilled team of private client practitioners. It works closely with other practice groups, such as tax, dispute resolution, real estate and regulatory, and specialises in trusts and estates as well as matrimonial law. Team leader Claudia Suter is also knowledgeable in tax structuring and planning. Gabrielle Nater-Bass is a key contact in contentious matters, while Harold Grüninger focuses on inheritance law.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Homburger‘s arbitration practice impresses with its wide range of activity, being involved in disputes related to contracts, transactions, data protection and employment, among others. It is regularly instructed by national and international blue-chip clients in particular from regulated industries. Team head Balz Gross is a dedicated arbitration counsel in M&A, contracts, and joint venture proceedings. Felix Dasser has a good track record in commercial and investment disputes. Gabrielle Nater-Bass acts as counsel as well as arbitrator, and is also recommended alongside Mariella Orelli and senior associate Stefanie Pfisterer.