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Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"She is one of the best in Europe"
"Gabrielle is very sharp and client oriented"
"She is one of the top counsel of her generation"
"Smart, practical and creative"
"She fights for diversity in arbitration"


Gabrielle Nater-Bass is a partner in Homburger's litigation and arbitration team.

She is an experienced party counsel and arbitrator in international commercial arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and institutional, with in-depth experience in matters relating to joint ventures; shareholder agreements; M&A disputes; sales contracts; construction and infrastructure projects; long-term supply contracts; agency and distribution contracts; commodity trading (precious metals, concentrates and mining agreements); natural resources and energy (including gas pricing and electricity trading); telecommunications; and pharmaceuticals.

Gabrielle Nater-Bass also advises clients in investment treaty arbitrations and represents clients in complex cross-border litigations.

She is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC national committee (Switzerland), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Ms Nater-Bass serves as president of the arbitration court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (SCAI), board member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and board member of the LCIA Court. She co-chairs the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration and is a member of the SIAC Users Council, the advisory council of ArbitralWomen (former vice president) and the steering committee of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. 

Gabrielle Nater-Bass was recognised by Global Arbitration Review in its "all-female top 30" list of women in arbitration, and received the Client Choice Award 2020 in the Switzerland: arbitration and ADR category.

Gabrielle Nater-Bass is a frequent speaker at international arbitration conferences and has published numerous articles in the field. She graduated from the University of Zurich in 1994 (lic iur) and received an LLM degree from the Virginia School of Law in 1999.

Private Client 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Gabrielle Nater-Bass impresses with her "ability to manage projects in a sophisticated and efficient way for the client".


Gabrielle Nater-Bass is a partner at Homburger in Zurich.

She specialises in advising private clients, family offices and trustees in complex cross-border matters relating to estate and succession planning; the setting-up of wealth protection structures (eg, trusts); and in relation to foundations. She also has extensive experience in art matters, including estate planning for art collections, and art purchases and sales.

Ms Nater-Bass further advises private clients in relation to relocations to Switzerland; the acquisition and sale of real estate; wills; marriage; and inheritance agreements.

Her practice also focuses on litigation and arbitration. She regularly represents clients (including private clients) in complex international arbitrations and cross-border disputes before state courts. Ms Nater-Bass received the Client Choice Award 2020 in the Switzerland: arbitration and ADR category.

Gabrielle Nater-Bass is a frequent speaker at international private client conferences. She studied at the University of Zurich where she graduated in 1994 (lic iur). In 1999 she received an LLM degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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