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New Partners and Of Counsel 2019


We proudly announce our new partners.

George Ayoub's practice focuses on white-collar crime, international legal assistance, extradition, trade sanctions, asset tracing and recovery, and internal corporate investigations. In addition, his practice covers regulatory and compliance issues. George Ayoub advises and represents individuals and corporate entities in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts.

Anya George's practice focuses on international arbitration and arbitration-related litigation. She represents parties in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes across a wide range of sectors, with particular emphasis on matters involving states, state-owned entities and the energy sector. As a trilingual and dual-qualified lawyer, she handles arbitrations seated in common law and civil law jurisdictions worldwide, under various laws and institutional rules. She also advises clients on business and human rights issues.

Dr. Anna Kozmenko has extensive experience representing state entities and private parties in complex litigations, investment and commercial arbitrations. She also advises clients on all arbitration-related matters, including enforcement and set-aside proceedings, and matters involving international investment and public international law. Anna Kozmenko previously practiced in Russia, France and the US, and has particular expertise in natural resources, telecommunications, construction and engineering. In addition, she acts as arbitrator and maintains an active practice in sports disputes.

Clara Poglia's practice focuses on white-collar crime and compliance, international mutual legal assistance in criminal and administrative matters, corporate investigations, extradition and asset tracing. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Clara Poglia spent several years as a court clerk at the Federal Criminal Court where she drafted judgments in both French and Italian. She has extensive experience advising clients in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts.

Julie Raneda represents clients in complex international commercial arbitrations and acts before international arbitral tribunals in a broad range of disputes, including licence and distribution agreements, international construction and engineering contracts, and joint venture agreements. She also has significant experience in matters relating to trade sanctions. Julie Raneda previously practiced in Switzerland and in the UK and sits regularly as an arbitrator.

Peter Georg Picht is a professor of law, holds the Chair for Business and Commercial Law at the University of Zurich and is head of the Center for Intellectual Property & Competition Law (CIPCO). He is Of Counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer's Competition Group and IP Group. He regularly advises and represents clients in the areas of competition law, intellectual property law, international private and procedural law, and arbitration.


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