COVID-19 / Coronavirus
The world is taking extraordinary steps to fight and delay the spread of COVID-19. At Schellenberg Wittmer, we have taken the necessary steps to protect the health of our employees, our clients and the wider communities we work and live in. Most of our lawyers and staff now work remotely, but we remain fully available and reachable by phone (the normal phone numbers), email, fax and regular mail.

Click here to learn more about our COVID-19 resources. And a compilation of all COVID-19 regulations enacted by the Swiss government can be found here.


Vanessa Rüegger is a Trainee Lawyer in our Zurich office.


Professional Experience
Trainee Lawyer at Schellenberg Wittmer
Fulbright Scholar, Yeshiva University and Bernstein Human Rights Fellow, New York University
Associate Professor, Swiss Distance University Institute and Postdoc & Lecturer, University of Basel
SNSF-Visiting Researcher, University of London
Research Assistant, University of Fribourg
Junior Research Assistant, University of Fribourg
Education and Admission
Dr. iur., University of Fribourg
Master of Law, University of Fribourg
Bachelor of Law, University of Fribourg
Additional Professional Activities
  • Regular publications in her area of specialization
  • Lecturer, University of Basel

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