Legal 500

“stands out as extremely knowledgeable and experienced lawyer”

Legal 500

“she is a brilliant advocate”

Who's Who Legal

“Most Highly Regarded Individuals”

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

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

Who's Who Legal

“possesses a combination of all the qualities required to be a superb lawyer and a leader in her field”

Who's Who Legal

“She is able to identify the most crucial facts and legal arguments at a glance and come up with a winning strategy”

 
Anna Kozmenko

Vanessa Wehrli

Assistant


vanessa.wehrli@swlegal.ch

Dr. Anna Kozmenko is a Partner 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."

Experience

  • Acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 60 arbitrations worldwide, both ad hoc and institutional (under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, VIAC, DIS, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL, CAS/TAS, 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
2019
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2016
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2014
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2010
Associate at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in Paris and New York
2009
Internship with the President and CEO of the American Arbitration Association in Washington D.C. and New York
2007
Legal Counsel at Le Pain Quotidien in Moscow
Education and Admission
2013
Dr. iur., Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
2009
LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and University of Geneva
2008
Master of Law, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
2007
Bar Admission in Russia
Additional Professional Activities
  • Visiting Lecturer at the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations

  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law (international commercial arbitration)

  • Immediate Past Executive Board Member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Y&I
  • Contributing author to investmentclaims.com
  • Speaker at over 40 conferences on international dispute resolution
  • Regular commentator in legal and general media
  • Included in the arbitrators lists of the Russian Arbitration Centre and the Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
 

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