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Melissa Magliana

Melissa Magliana
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders - Non-partners

Melissa Magliana is counsel at Homburger, where she focuses on international commercial arbitration and litigation. With full law degrees from universities in both the United States (Columbia University School of Law) and Switzerland (University of Lucerne) as well as experience in both legal systems, she has a unique skill set with which to comprehensively advise clients in cross-border disputes.

Melissa Magliana has extensive experience as party counsel and acts as arbitrator in disputes involving various rules of arbitration and industries, including pharmaceuticals, construction, and transportation/ logistics. She also advises on and assists with other forms of dispute resolution and related proceedings, including mediation and international legal assistance, where she has also acted as a commissioner under the 1970 Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad.

Melissa Magliana is an active member of various international associations and regularly publishes and speaks on topics of interest in the field of international dispute resolution. She is a member of the executive committee of Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners and co-chair of ASA Below 40, the Swiss Arbitration Association's under-40 group. In addition, she represents the Swiss Arbitration Association at UNCITRAL sessions relating to arbitration and conciliation.

Melissa Magliana was the 2016 recipient of the ASA Prize for Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration, awarded every two years to counsel "who, through their exceptional talents in advocacy, significantly contribute to the promotion of effective resolution of international commercial disputes through arbitration".

WWL says: Melissa Magliana is considered "the very best young arbitration practitioner in Switzerland" and impresses peers with "her incredible ability to find the ideal middle ground between utmost legal precision and a sensible practical approach".

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