Who's Who Legal

“one of the smartest young partners in Switzerland”

Who's Who Legal

“impressive multi-cultural and multi-lingual background”

Who's Who Legal

“convincing and ethically impeccable”

Who's Who Legal

“one of the best of her generation worldwide”

Who's Who Legal

“stands out in every respect”

Who's Who Legal

“organised and incredibly bright advocate”

Who's Who Legal

“knowledgeable, decisive and pragmatic”

Who's Who Legal

“excellent attention to detail and incredibly responsive”

Legal 500

“a superb and well-connected operator”

Legal 500

“her responsiveness is excellent”

Legal 500

“she has complete control of her practice”

 
Anya George

Rhea Erlacher

Assistant


rhea.erlacher@swlegal.ch

Anya George is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's 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 setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court.

Anya is considered as an "incredibly bright advocate" and "one of the best of her generation worldwide" (Who's Who Legal), and is praised by clients for her "excellent responsiveness" and "complete control of her practice" (Legal 500). She is ranked as one of the most highly regarded arbitration practitioners in the EMEA region (Who's Who Legal: Future Leaders).

Experience

  • Has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 60 arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, CAS, UNCITRAL and Swiss Rules, as well as in ad hoc proceedings
  • Main areas of expertise are energy infrastructure, natural resources, insurance and reinsurance contracts and manufacturing and sales agreements
  • Has special expertise in arbitration-related litigation, including enforcement, interim relief and setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court, in both French and German
  • Advises clients on business and human rights issue

Career

Professional Experience
2019
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2015
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2014
Secondment to Essex Court Chambers in London
2013
Foreign Associate in a Magic Circle law firm in London
2010
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2008
Clerk at the District Court of Horgen
2007
Trainee Lawyer in a Zurich business law firm
Education and Admission
2015
Bar Admission in England and Wales
2010
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2006
Master in International Relations, University of Cambridge
2005
Master of Law, University of Fribourg
Additional Professional Activities
  • Lecturer in International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Zurich
  • Member of the ASA Marketing Committee
  • Delegate of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • Immediate past co-chair of the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
 

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