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Elena Trabaldo-de Mestral

Elena Trabaldo-de Mestral, LL.M.

Senior Associate

+41 22 707 8103

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Elena Trabaldo-de Mestral is a Senior Associate in our International Arbitration Group in Geneva. Trained in both civil and common law, Elena is specialized in international commercial and investment arbitration. She has advised and represented clients before international arbitral tribunals in a broad range of disputes, as well as in enforcement and commercial litigation proceedings before the Swiss courts.


  • Has acted as counsel for Swiss and international clients before international arbitral tribunals in a broad range of complex commercial disputes and under many different laws notably in the fields of international sales, commodities trading, construction and engineering, distribution and consultancy agreements
  • Has represented clients on a range of court applications before Swiss courts, including before the Swiss Supreme Court in relation to challenges of arbitral awards
  • Has served as arbitrator and secretary to arbitral tribunals in several ICC, Swiss Rules and ad hoc arbitrations in English, French and Italian


Professional Experience
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Trainee Lawyer at Schellenberg Wittmer
Education and Admission
LL.M., Columbia Law School, New York
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Certificate of Advanced Studies in legal professions, University of Geneva
Master of Law, University of Geneva
Additional Professional Activities
  • Author of publications on international arbitration issues
  • Lecturer at the ELSA Switzerland Summer Law School on Arbitration, 2015
  • Member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), ASA below 40, the LCIA and the Geneva Bar Associatio
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of PKB Privatbank AG, 2013-2016/2021

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