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Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder

Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder

Barandun AGMühlebachstrasse 25ZurichZurichSwitzerlandCH-8024

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder is a “highly experienced” lawyer, distinguished as “a very pragmatic, solution-oriented arbitrator and party representative”. ​


Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder is partner at the Zurich office of Barandun. 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 commercial disputes. 

Ms Favre Schnyder has been involved as counsel in numerous international arbitration proceedings under various institutional rules including CAS, ICC, Swiss Rules, SIAC, DIS and in ad hoc proceedings. 

Also, as an experienced arbitrator, she regularly chairs arbitral tribunals and acts as sole arbitrator or party-appointed arbitrator. In particular, she is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). 

Ms Favre Schnyder is a member of several associations including the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the Swiss Sports Law Association, the Swiss Maritime Law Association and the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA). She is a co-founder of the Arbitration Forum (ASA local groups) and a member of the sports law committee of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA). Ms Favre Schnyder is regularly invited to speak and publish in the fields of arbitration, sports and transport law. 

Before joining Barandun in 2015, Ms Favre Schnyder practised as counsel with Lalive in Zurich and as 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. 

Ms Favre Schnyder is fluent in French, German and English, and has working knowledge of Italian and Spanish. 

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