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Elena Trabaldo-de Mestral, LL.M.

Senior Associate

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

French, English, Italian, German

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Elena Trabaldo-de Mestral is a Senior Associate in our International Arbitration Group in Geneva. Trained in both civil and common law, Elena has advised and represented clients in complex international arbitration matters, as well as in enforcement and commercial litigation proceedings before the Swiss courts.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Has acted as counsel for Swiss and international clients before international arbitral tribunals in a broad range of complex commercial disputes 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 secretary to arbitral tribunals in several ICC, Swiss Rules and ad hoc arbitrations


Professional Experience
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Trainee Lawyer at Schellenberg Wittmer

Education and Admission
Master of Laws (LL.M.), Columbia Law School, New York
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Master of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions
Master of Business 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 Association