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Mariella Orelli

Mariella Orelli

HomburgerPrime TowerHardstrasse 201ZurichSwitzerlandCH-8005

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mariella Orelli is described as "an outstanding counsel" as well as a "great arbitrator and no-nonsense practitioner".

Biography

Mariella Orelli is a partner in Homburger’s litigation and arbitration team.

She has acted as party counsel in contentious matters before international arbitral tribunals in Switzerland and abroad as well as before state courts, including the Zurich Commercial Court and administrative courts. She has acted as counsel in various landmark cases, such as the first ever successful application for the revision of an arbitral award and the first decision by the Swiss Supreme Court on recognition and enforcement of Mareva injunctions in Switzerland. Mariella has also acted as an arbitrator, both as a chairwoman and as a party-appointed arbitrator. She also represents clients in investment arbitration matters.

She is familiar with a number of industries, including financial markets, pharma, energy and construction, and a wide range of M&A disputes. Her advisory practice also includes assisting clients in regulatory matters in the energy sector.

Mariella is a member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the IBA, the Swiss Arbitration Association and other professional associations. She is a co-author of Commentary on Swiss Federal Act on Jurisdiction and Enforcement and Practitioners' Guide to Arbitration in Switzerland. She has also published various articles. She is fluent in Italian, German, English and French.

Between 1993 and 1998, Mariella served as a clerk with the District Court in Zurich and the Commercial Court of the Canton of Zurich. After graduating from the University of Zurich (1992) she was admitted to the Bar (1996) and obtained her LLM from the College of Europe (1999). In 2000, she was a foreign associate at Herbert Smith in London (dispute resolution).

Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mariella Orelli is recognised for her top-tier disputes practice that focuses on representing clients before a range of commercial courts and tribunals.

Biography

Mariella Orelli is a partner in Homburger's litigation and arbitration team.

She has acted as party counsel in contentious matters before international arbitral tribunals in Switzerland and abroad as well as before state courts, including the Zurich Commercial Court and administrative courts. She has acted as counsel in various landmark cases, such as the first ever successful application for the revision of an arbitral award and the first decision by the Swiss Supreme Court on recognition and enforcement of Mareva injunctions in Switzerland. Mariella has also acted as an arbitrator, both as a chairwoman and as a party-appointed arbitrator. She also represents clients in investment arbitration matters.

She is familiar with a number of industries, including financial markets, pharma, energy and construction and a wide range of M&A disputes. Her advisory practice also includes assisting clients in regulatory matters in the energy sector.

Mariella is a member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the IBA, the Swiss Arbitration Association and other professional associations. She is a co-author of Commentary on Swiss Federal Act on Jurisdiction and Enforcement and of Practitioners' Guide to Arbitration in Switzerland and has published various articles. She is fluent in Italian, German, English and French.

Between 1993 and 1998, Mariella served as a clerk with the District Court in Zurich and the Commercial Court of the Canton of Zurich. After graduating from the University of Zurich (1992) she was admitted to the Bar (1996) and obtained her LLM from the College of Europe (1999). In 2000, she was a foreign associate at Herbert Smith in London (dispute resolution).

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mariella Orelli is a highly regarded disputes specialist who has considerable experience acting as both counsel and arbitrator in a number of international proceedings.

Biography

Mariella Orelli is a partner in Homburger's litigation and arbitration team.

She has acted as party counsel in contentious matters before international arbitral tribunals in Switzerland and abroad as well as before state courts, including the Zurich Commercial Court and administrative courts. She has acted as counsel in various landmark cases, such as the first ever successful application for the revision of an arbitral award and the first decision by the Swiss Supreme Court on recognition and enforcement of Mareva injunctions in Switzerland. Mariella has also acted as an arbitrator, both as a chairwoman and as a party-appointed arbitrator. She also represents clients in investment arbitration matters.

She is familiar with a number of industries, including financial markets, pharma, energy and construction and a wide range of M&A disputes. Her advisory practice also includes assisting clients in regulatory matters in the energy sector.

Mariella is a member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the IBA, the Swiss Arbitration Association and other professional associations. She is a co-author of Commentary on Swiss Federal Act on Jurisdiction and Enforcement and of Practitioners' Guide to Arbitration in Switzerland and has published various articles. She is fluent in Italian, German, English and French.

Between 1993 and 1998, Mariella served as a clerk with the District Court in Zurich and the Commercial Court of the Canton of Zurich. After graduating from the University of Zurich (1992) she was admitted to the Bar (1996) and obtained her LLM from the College of Europe (1999). In 2000, she was a foreign associate at Herbert Smith in London (dispute resolution).

Switzerland - Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mariella Orelli focuses her well-respected practice on sophisticated contentious matters across a wide range of areas from pharmaceuticals to the financial industry.

Biography

Mariella Orelli is a partner in Homburger's litigation and arbitration team.

She has acted as party counsel in contentious matters before international arbitral tribunals in Switzerland and abroad as well as before state courts, including the Zurich Commercial Court and administrative courts. She has acted as counsel in various landmark cases, such as the first ever successful application for the revision of an arbitral award and the first decision by the Swiss Supreme Court on recognition and enforcement of Mareva injunctions in Switzerland. Mariella has also acted as an arbitrator, both as a chairwoman and as a party-appointed arbitrator. She also represents clients in investment arbitration matters.

She is familiar with a number of industries, including financial markets, pharma, energy and construction and a wide range of M&A disputes. Her advisory practice also includes assisting clients in regulatory matters in the energy sector.

Mariella is a member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the IBA, the Swiss Arbitration Association and other professional associations. She is a co-author of Commentary on Swiss Federal Act on Jurisdiction and Enforcement and of Practitioners' Guide to Arbitration in Switzerland and has published various articles. She is fluent in Italian, German, English and French.

Between 1993 and 1998, Mariella served as a clerk with the District Court in Zurich and the Commercial Court of the Canton of Zurich. After graduating from the University of Zurich (1992) she was admitted to the Bar (1996) and obtained her LLM from the College of Europe (1999). In 2000, she was a foreign associate at Herbert Smith in London (dispute resolution).

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