Nathalie Voser is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's litigation and arbitration group in Zurich. She was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 1990. Since joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 1994, her practice has been devoted to international litigation and arbitration. This includes matters such as advising in large-scale international white collar crime cases and representing mostly foreign clients before Swiss courts. She also acts as counsel in arbitration cases and as arbitrator (co-arbitrator and chairperson) in ad hoc arbitrations and on ICC panels, as well as under other institutional rules. Nathalie Voser also has a strong academic background.
After her law degree, she became an Assistant Professor in the area of International Private Law and, since 1999, regularly teaches conflict of law as well as contract and tort law. In 2005, she successfully completed her "Habilitation" and obtained a venia docendi for Swiss Private Law, International Private Law and Comparative Law. Nathalie Voser is an IBA Executive Committee member of the Litigation Committee, a member of the Arbitration Committee (Local Arbitration Committee Zurich) under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, and of various professional institutions such as the ASA (Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage), the DIS (Deutsche Institution fur Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V.), and the LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration). She was the Secretary of the IBA Working Group on Conflicts of Interest that led to the "IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration" of 2004. In 2003 she was a member of Zurich Bar Working Group of practitioners for the formal consultation process of the Expert Draft on a Swiss-wide Code of Civil Procedure.
Finally, she is also a member of the expert group of the Swiss Bar Association on Procedural Law, Debt Collection & Bankruptcy Law, and Arbitration. Publications by Nathalie Voser are mainly in the area of International Private Law, covering issues of recognition and enforcement of foreign interim measures and foreign court judgments, mandatory rules of law in commercial arbitration, and conflict of interests in international commercial arbitration.
Areas of Practice
General contract law, M&A and joint venture disputes, construction and civil engineering projects, international commodity sales, telecommunications, restitution, private international law (conflict-of-law) and international procedural law, such as jurisdictional questions, (pre-trial) attachment and recognition of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
- Venia docendi (University of Basel)
- Master of Laws (Columbia University)