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 energy, natural resources and manufacturing and sales agreements. She handles arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and SCAI and before the PCA, 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.
Anya's arbitration experience includes: successful representation of 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; representation of 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 representation of the Russian Federation in proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court to set aside an interim award on jurisdiction rendered in one of the "second wave" Yukos matters.
Anya is recognised by leading legal directories and publications Who's Who Legal (who quoted her as one of the best of her generation worldwide), Legal 500 and Expert Guides for her expertise in international arbitration.
Anya is trilingual (English/French/German) and dual-qualified as a Swiss attorney and a solicitor of England and Wales.
Anya is a co-chair of the LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG). She is also on the young professionals' group committee of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce, and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Anya speaks and publishes regularly on a variety of international arbitration topics.