Attorney at law in top ranking Swiss and international law firms in Geneva and Lausanne with international and European background and work experience in various roles (lead counsel, co-counsel, arbitrator) including international litigation and arbitration (over 90 cases), energy and environmental law negotiation and litigation. Broad litigation and arbitration expertise in various industries, including coal, oil and gas, renewable energy installations, equipment and construction, banking, processed and primary commodities, luxury products, pharmaceuticals, investment projects, and sport.
Admitted to the bar of Lausanne (1998), authorized to practice as an attorney-at-law in Switzerland.
Counsel with the SwissLegal, specializing in international commercial arbitration and litigation, sport and investment arbitration, environmental law, energy law (2018 to present; www.swisslegal.ch).
Formerly junior partner with Brown&Page, Geneva, arbitration and litigation group (2016-2018); senior associate with Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva, arbitration group (2003-2016); junior attorney with international law firm of Baker & McKenzie (1998-2000).
Deputy Judge at the Swiss Supreme Court (Bundesgericht), 1st civil chamber (contracts, commercial law, arbitration law), Lausanne (2012-2014).
Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Doctroral course on energy law and regulation (2011-2019).
Lecturer at the University of Lausanne, School of Law, Master degree course on energy law and regulation, exploitation, operation, production, sales and decommissioning contracts and service agreements, dispute resolution (2009-2014).
Lecturer – University of Glasgow, School of Law, LL.M. courses on Commercial arbitration law, and on International investment law (dispute resolution part) (2005-2009).
Visiting Scholar – University of Nottingham / Oxford University, on the use of international arbitration law and practice in non-contractual disputes (2001-2003).
Studies at the University of Neuchâtel (lic. iur., 1994) and Nottingham (LL.M., 1994; Ph.D. 1998).
Further business activities
Arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne (general list).
Arbitrator accredited with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre HKIAC, List of arbitrators (until 31 December 2022); Lagos Court of Arbitration LCA, Panel of Neutrals; Kigali International Arbitration Centre KIAC, Panel of International Arbitrators.
Member – Arbitral Commission for Swimming Sports of the Swiss Swimming Federation.
French (mother tongue), fluent in English (working language), good knowledge of Italian and German.
Publications and conferences
Author of numerous publications and presentations in areas of practice (list on www.linkedin.com/in/isabelle-fellrath)
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