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 banking and finance disputes.
Mrs Favre Schnyder has been involved as counsel in numerous international arbitration proceedings under various institutional rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings.
As experienced arbitrator, she regularly chairs arbitral tribunals and acts as sole arbitrator or party-appointed arbitrator. She is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC Swiss National Committee and has been appointed to serve on the panel of arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Mrs Favre Schnyder is a member of several associations including the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Swiss Sports Law Association, Swiss Maritime Law Association and the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA). She is a co-founder of the Arbitration Forum (ASA local groups). Mrs 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, Mrs Favre Schnyder practised with Lalive in Zurich, with Rohner Attorneys-at-Law and as an 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. Mrs Favre Schnyder is fluent in French, German and English and has a working knowledge of Italian.
WWL says: Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder is a highly regarded name in the Swiss market with an impressive record in transportation and sports-related arbitrations.
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