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Dr. Anna Kozmenko, LL.M.

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

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

Languages:
English, German, French, Russian

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

„Most Highly Regarded Individuals“

Who's Who Legal

„drawing particular praise for top-tier work on Russia-related disputes“

Who's Who Legal

„truly what an international arbitration lawyer should be: singularly advanced in her field in knowledge and in strategic skills in public and private arbitration“

Who's Who Legal

„outstanding as counsel and as arbitrator“

Who's Who Legal
 

Dr. Anna Kozmenko is a Partner-elect (2019) in our Dispute Resolution and Sports Groups in Zurich.

Having practiced in Russia, France and the US, Dr. Kozmenko represents state and private entities in high profile international disputes, including complex litigations, commercial and investment arbitrations.

Dr. Kozmenko is recognized as one of the top international lawyers of her generation. She has been named as one of "most highly regarded individuals" (Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders Arbitration) and a "top international arbitration practitioner" (Russian Arbitration Association). Who’s Who Legal quotes her as being "outstanding as counsel and as arbitrator" and "truly what an international arbitration lawyer should be: singularly advanced in her field in knowledge and in strategic skills in public and private arbitration", in addition to "drawing particular praise for top-tier work on Russia-related disputes."

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 50 arbitrations worldwide, both ad hoc and institutional (under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, VIAC, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL, CAS, ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility and Swiss rules)
  • Represented states, state-owned entities and private companies in numerous investment arbitrations and provided advice in relation to international investment as well as public international law
  • Advises clients on all arbitration-related matters, including enforcement and set-aside proceedings
  • Has particular expertise in natural resources, energy, telecommunications, construction, engineering, and sports
  • Has extensive experience in counseling clients from the CIS and Eurasia regions

Career

Professional Experience
2016
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2014
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2010
Associate at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (Paris and New York)
2009
Internship with the President and CEO of the American Arbitration Association (Washington D.C. and New York)
2007
Legal Counsel, Le Pain Quotidien Russia (Moscow)

Education and Admission
2013
Dr. iur., Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow
2009
LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (MIDS), Geneva
2008
Master of Laws, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow
2007
Bar Admission in Russia

Additional Professional Activities
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law (international commercial arbitration)
  • Executive Board Member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Y&I
  • Contributing author to investmentclaims.com
  • Speaker at over 30 conferences on international dispute resolution
  • Regular commentator in legal and general media

„Most Highly Regarded Individuals“

Who's Who Legal

„drawing particular praise for top-tier work on Russia-related disputes“

Who's Who Legal

„truly what an international arbitration lawyer should be: singularly advanced in her field in knowledge and in strategic skills in public and private arbitration“

Who's Who Legal

„outstanding as counsel and as arbitrator“

Who's Who Legal

Recognitions

  • Ranked as one of the top 15 «Most Highly Regarded Individuals» in the world in Who's Who Legal's Future Leaders Arbitration non-partners ranking (2017)
  • Voted one of the Top 10 Young Arbitration Practitioners by the Russian Arbitration Association's below-40 chapter (2014 - 2017)
  • Who's Who Legal Future Leaders in Arbitration (2017-2019)