Nathalie Voser is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich. She has acted as counsel and arbitrator in a large number of cases and has advised clients involved in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes before state courts. Nathalie's areas of specialisation include general contract law and international procedural law such as (pretrial) attachment and recognition of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Her practice focuses on contracts regarding construction, civil engineering and energy-related projects, research and development, distribution and licence agreements, joint ventures as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Nathalie is well known for her expertise in the construction, power production, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. She is currently a board member of the Swiss Arbitration Association, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the VIAC International advisory board. Moreover, she is a Swiss delegate in the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission in Paris and a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the SCC Rules Revision Committee and the SIAC Users' Council.
In 1988, Nathalie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Basel, and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1990. In 1992, she became a juris doctor summa cum laude, and in 1994 she earned an LLM with honours from Columbia University, New York. In 2005, she received the venia docendi for private law, conflicts of laws and comparative law; in 2014, she was awarded the title of professor in private law, arbitration law, private international law and comparative law by the University of Basel, where she regularly teaches courses in commercial arbitration and other areas of Swiss private law.
Nathalie frequently publishes in her specialised field with a focus on international commercial arbitration and litigation dealing with matters such as conflicts of interests, provisional measures and multiparty arbitration and certain areas of Swiss and comparative substantive law. She has also co-authored a textbook on international arbitration in Switzerland, notably the third edition of International Arbitration - Comparative and Swiss Perspectives (Zurich: Schulthess, 2016). Furthermore, she has given numerous presentations in these areas in Europe, the US and Asia.
Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.
WWL says: Nathalie Voser is a highly skilful arbitrator and counsel in complex disputes who peers describe as a “leading figure on the scene”.
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