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Bar Admission: Russian Federation
Office: Zurich
Languages: English, German, French, Russian

Contact

Dr. Anna Kozmenko, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 3634
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Dr. Anna Kozmenko, LL.M.

Senior Associate

Contact

Dr. Anna Kozmenko, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 3634
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Dr. Anna Kozmenko is a senior associate in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution and Sports Law Groups. She has represented states, state-owned entities and private companies in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes across a wide range of sectors with particular emphasis on natural resources, energy, telecommunications, construction and engineering. Dr. Kozmenko's experience as counsel, arbitrator and legal secretary to arbitral tribunals includes numerous international commercial and investment arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional (under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, Vienna and Swiss Rules) at various seats and under a broad range of applicable laws. In addition, Dr. Kozmenko has extensive experience in sports law matters, regularly advising and representing sports federations, officials, athletes and state entities in sports law matters, including proceedings before the IOC and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). She has been involved in some of the highest profile sports matters in recent years.

Dr. Kozmenko is highly recognized in international legal rankings. She is named as one of the «Most Highly Regarded Individuals» in the world in Who's Who Legal's Future Leaders Arbitration ranking (2017). Who's Who Legal quotes her being «outstanding as counsel and as arbitrator», «drawing particular praise for top-tier work on Russia-related disputes» (2018), and being «truly what an international arbitration lawyer should be: singularly advanced in her field in knowledge and in strategic skills in public and private arbitration» (2017). The Russian Arbitration Association's below-40 chapter awarded Dr. Kozmenko several times one of Top Young Arbitration Practitioners (2014-2016).

Dr. Kozmenko is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she teaches international commercial arbitration. She regularly speaks and publishes on international commercial and investment arbitration. Dr. Kozmenko currently serves as a member of the Global Executive Board of the ICDR Young & International and as the Past Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Russia-Eurasia Committee. She is also a member of other professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group.
 
Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Dr. Kozmenko worked for several years as an associate at a leading international law firm in Paris and New York. She graduated with highest honors from Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (B.A., M.A. and S.J.D. degrees) and obtained an LL.M degree in International Dispute Settlement from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (MIDS).

Recognitions

  • Ranked as one of the top 15 «Most Highly Regarded Individuals» in the world in Who's Who Legal's Future Leaders Arbitration ranking.
  • Named One of Top Five Young Arbitration Practitioners by the Russian Arbitration Association's below-40 chapter

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