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Anya George, ACIArb


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9330
F +41 44 215 5200

English, German, French

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9330
F +41 44 215 5200

„one of the best of her generation worldwide“

Who's Who Legal

Anya George is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich. As a trilingual and dual qualified lawyer, she represents clients in complex international commercial and investment arbitration matters, as well as in enforcement and commercial litigation proceedings before the Swiss courts.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Has represented states, state-owned entities and private companies in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes under different laws and across a wide range of sectors, with particular emphasis on energy, natural resources, insurance and reinsurance contracts and manufacturing and sales agreements
  • Has handled arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCAI and before the PCA, as well as in ad hoc proceedings
  • Has special expertise in arbitration-related litigation, including enforcement, interim relief and setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court, in both French and German
  • Advises clients on business and human rights issues


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Secondment to Essex Court Chambers in London
Foreign Associate in a Magic Circle law firm in London
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Clerk at the District Court of Horgen
Trainee Lawyer in a large business law firm in Zurich

Education and Admission
Bar Admission in England and Wales
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Master in International Relations, University of Cambridge
Master of Law, University of Fribourg

Additional Professional Activities
  • Co-Chair of the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Committee member of the Young Professional Group of the British Swiss Chambers of Commerce
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

„one of the best of her generation worldwide“

Who's Who Legal


  • Who's Who Legal Future Leader (Arbitration)
  • Legal 500 (Dispute Resolution - Arbitration)
  • LMG Expert Guides: Rising Star (Commercial Arbitration) 2018

Selected Publications

Swiss Private International Law Act in: Concise International Arbitration
Anya George, Georg von Segesser
in Loukas A. Mistelis (Ed.), Concise International Arbitration (2nd edition), Kluwer Law International, 2015, pp 1189-1256
Revision of Arbitral Awards
ASA Special Series No. 38, p. 43–74
International Arbitration in Switzerland, litera B, 2nd ed.
Anya George, Nathalie Voser, Co-author Daniel Girsberger
Schulthess, Zurich 2012 (393 pages)