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Katherine Bell

Senior Associate

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 3464
F +41 44 215 5200

German, English

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 3464
F +41 44 215 5200

Katherine Bell is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich. Her main areas of practice are domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. She has acted as counsel and legal secretary to arbitral tribunals in complex international arbitrations involving an array of matters, including in particular large construction and engineering projects around the globe. Katherine also represents parties in commercial litigation proceedings before Swiss courts, and assists clients in the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries


Professional Experience
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Trainee Lawyer at Schellenberg Wittmer
Law Clerk and Chairwoman of the Conciliation Authority for Disputes Relating to the Tenancy and Lease of Property at the District Court of Horgen, Zurich
Legal Intern at the High Prosecutor’s Office of the Canton of Berne
Legal Analyst / Contract Manager Supply Chain EMEA at the European headquarters of an international healthcare company in Zug

Education and Admission
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Master of Law, University of Berne
Master of Law, University of Stockholm
Bachelor of Law, University of Berne

Additional Professional Activities
  • Regular publications in the area of international arbitration
  • Member of several professional institutions, including the Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations, the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA below 40), the ArbitralWomen Association, ICC YAF and YConstruction