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Bar Admission: Switzerland 1996
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, Italian, English, French

Contact

Dr. Giovanna Montanaro
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5284
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Dr. Giovanna Montanaro

Counsel

Contact

Dr. Giovanna Montanaro
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5284
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Giovanna Montanaro is Counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer's Trade and Transport Group in Zurich. Her main areas of practice include transportation and trade law, contract and insurance law, domestic and international commercial litigation, and arbitration. She regularly assists clients in resolving multi-jurisdictional disputes, handles and coordinates cargo damage cases, including those related to fraud, and advises on contract drafting in respect to international trade and insurance.

Giovanna Montanaro has authored several publications on transportation law. She is Board Member of the Swiss Association for Aviation and Space Law and she remains a member of several professional associations, among them the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), where she was president of the Transport Law Commission; the Swiss Law Association; the European Air Law Association; the International Aviation Women's Association; and the German Association for Transportation Law. Moreover, she serves on the Commission "Law & Insurance" of the Swiss Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association.

Giovanna Montanaro was admitted to the Swiss bar in 1996 and joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 2000. She graduated from the University of Zurich with a Doctor of Law degree (first degree 1994; doctorate 2001) and worked at the university as a research and teaching assistant and at the European Commission as an assistant. She taught law at the Postgraduate Program for International Logistic Management from 2001 until 2012. Until 2007 Giovanna Montanaro served on the extra-parliamentary Swiss Commission of Maritime Navigation.
 

Selected deals and cases

  • Regular case handling and coordination of multi-jurisdictional litigation as well as conducting commercial litigation in Switzerland of cargo damage cases including fraudulent aspects.

Recognitions

  • The International Who's Who Legal: Switzerland: Transport: 2015 & 2016
  • Expert Guides: Rising Stars: Aviation 2015 & 2016

All Awards and Recognitions