Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder

Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder
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Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Arbitration

Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder is partner at the Zurich office of Barandun von Graffenried. Her practice focuses on international dispute resolution, both arbitration and litigation, as well as on corporate and commercial law. She has particular expertise in sports law, transportation and maritime law and commercial disputes. 

Ms Favre Schnyder has been involved as counsel in numerous international arbitration proceedings under various institutional rules including ICC, Swiss Rules, SIAC, DIS and in ad hoc proceedings. 

Also an experienced arbitrator, she regularly chairs arbitral tribunals and acts as sole arbitrator or party-appointed arbitrator. In particular, she is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). 

Ms Favre Schnyder is a member of several associations including the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the Swiss Sports Law Association, the Swiss Maritime Law Association and the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA). She is a co-founder of the Arbitration Forum (ASA local groups) and a member of the sports law committee of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA). Ms Favre Schnyder is regularly invited to speak and publish in the fields of arbitration, sports and transport law. 

Before joining Barandun von Graffenried in 2015, Ms Favre Schnyder practised as counsel with Lalive in Zurich and as associate in the litigation/arbitration department of Niederer Kraft & Frey AG. She graduated from the University of Fribourg (lic iur, bilingual) in 1994 and also holds an LLM degree in admiralty and maritime law, obtained with distinction, from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, USA. 

Ms Favre Schnyder is fluent in French, German and English, and has working knowledge of Italian. 

WWL says: Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder is “very active” in the arbitration space and comes highly recommended by market sources for her strong expertise in sports and transport-related disputes.

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