Julie Raneda is a counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer's international arbitration group in Singapore. She specialises in international arbitration and has acted as counsel before international arbitral tribunals in a broad range of disputes involving sales, licence and distribution agreements, international construction and engineering contracts and joint venture agreements. In addition, she has served as sole arbitrator in several Swiss Rules and SIAC arbitrations. She has also represented parties before the Swiss Supreme Court in proceedings related to challenges of arbitral awards and advised parties on matters connected to international trade sanctions and regulations.
Some recent examples of Julie's expertise in arbitration matters include:
- Representation of the Russian Federation in Swiss Supreme Court proceedings relating to the setting-aside of two separate arbitral awards on jurisdiction in two investment dispute matters;
- Representation of a state-owned company, providing advice on Swiss substantive law and Swiss law of international arbitration in ICC proceedings seated in Switzerland related to a dispute in the engineering and construction sector;
- Representation of a leading pharmaceutical company in a dispute arising from a manufacturing and supply agreement.
Julie Raneda is recognised by leading legal publications and directories. Who's Who Legal says Julie "stands out as a brilliant and very sharp lawyer, with outstanding analytical skills".
After completing a degree in international relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Julie graduated with a master's degree in business law from the law school of the University of Geneva. Julie Raneda joined the Geneva office as a trainee in 2008 and again as an associate after her admission to the Swiss Bar in 2011. She also worked as a senior associate at the London office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP from 2014-2015.
Julie regularly publishes and speaks on topics related to arbitration. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is listed in the SIAC reserve panel of arbitrators. She is the chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) South East Asia chapter, Vice-chair of the IPBA Next Generation Committee and a committee member of YSIAC. She is also a member of several professional associations, including ASA, LCIA, IPBA, ICCA, the International Bar Association (IBA) and ArbitralWomen. Julie is a co-founder of the Women's Business Society established in Geneva in 2012.