;Women in Business Law 2010
Anne Véronique Schläpfer
15, bis rue des AlpesCH – 1211 Geneva 1Switzerland
Tel: (41) 22 707 8000
Fax: (41) 22 707 8001
Anne Véronique Schlaepfer is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's arbitration group in Geneva. She specialises in international arbitration relating to, among other things, construction contracts, corporate affairs, energy (upstream and downstream), joint ventures, sales (building materials, metals, specialised equipment). She has represented parties before Swiss courts in arbitration-related court proceedings, namely challenges of arbitral awards before the Swiss Supreme court or the Geneva Court of Justice. She has advised companies when negotiating agreements governed by Swiss law and acted as legal expert in the context of arbitration proceedings.
Anne Véronique Schlaepfer also serves as arbitrator in numerous proceedings.
She chairs the Swiss national arbitration committee that administers arbitration proceedings governed by the Swiss Rules of arbitration and the Special Committee that gives recommendations and renders decisions on various issues such as the determination of the place of arbitration, the challenge of arbitrators in proceedings governed by the Swiss Rules. She is a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce.
Anne Véronique Schlaepfer is an associate member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law.
She is a lecturer on International Arbitration at the University of Paris XII.
Anne Véronique Schlaepfer is a member of various associations (International Bar Association, Association Suisse d'Arbitrage (ASA), London Court of International Arbitration). She is a co-founder of ASA Below 40 and of Young Arbitration Practitioners (YAP).
Anne Véronique Schlaepfer was admitted to the Bar in Switzerland in 1996, after graduating from the University of Geneva where she obtained a business administration degree in 1991 and a law degree in 1993. She joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1994 and became a partner in 2002. In 1998 she worked with Herbert Smith in London as a foreign lawyer. Anne Véronique Schlaepfer is fluent in French, English and German.
Anne Véronique Schlaepfer has published various contributions in the field of international arbitration.
Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 110 specialised attorneys in Zurich and Geneva advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. Our areas of advice include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients, trusts & estates, foundations, real estate and construction, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance.
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