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Anya George, ACIArb

Senior Associate

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

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

Languages:
English, German, French

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

Anya George is a Senior Associate 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 ad hoc
  • Has special expertise in arbitration-related litigation, including enforcement, interim relief and setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court, both in French and German
  • Advises clients on issues of business and human rights

Career

Professional Experience
2015
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2014
Secondment to Essex Court Chambers in London
2013-2014
Foreign Associate in a law firm in London and the Essex Court Chambers
2013-2014
Associate in a Magic Circle law firm in London
2010
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2008-2009
Clerk at the District Court of Horgen
2007-2008
Trainee Lawyer in a large business law firm in Zurich

Education and Admission
2015
Bar Admission in England and Wales
2010
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2006
Master in International Relations, University of Cambridge
2005
lic. iur. University of Fribourg

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

Recognitions

  • Expert Guides: Rising Stars (Commercial Arbitration) 2017 and 2018
  • Who's Who Legal Future Leader in Arbitration (2018)

Selected Publications

Swiss Private International Law Act, Chapter 12: International Arbitration, 1989
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)