Anya George is a “knowledgeable, decisive and pragmatic” lawyer admired by clients, one of whom notes she “always demonstrated excellent attention to detail and was incredibly responsive”.
Anya George is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zürich. Her practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and litigation. She represents states, state-owned entities and private companies in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes across a wide range of sectors with particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, energy, natural resources and manufacturing and sales agreements.
Anya has acted in numerous arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, CAS, UNCITRAL and Swiss Rules and in ad hoc proceedings. Anya has special expertise in arbitration-related litigation, including enforcement and setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court, in both French and German. She also advises clients on business and human rights issues.
Examples of Anya's recent matters include: representing a multinational insurance company in a suite of multi-million dollar arbitrations; representing MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company Plc in setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court in a dispute with the Republic of Croatia; and successfully representing 39 Russian athletes who challenged their disqualification from the Sochi Games and their lifetime Olympic bans by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Anya is trilingual (English/French/German) and dual-qualified as a Swiss attorney and a solicitor of England and Wales. She is a co-chair of the LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Anya speaks and publishes regularly on a variety of international arbitration topics.