Nathalie Voser is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zürich. She has acted as counsel and arbitrator in a large number of cases and has advised clients involved in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes before state courts. Nathalie's areas of specialization include general contract law and international procedural law such as (pretrial) attachment and recognition of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Her practice focuses on contracts regarding construction, civil engineering and energy-related projects, research and development, distribution and license agreements, joint ventures as well as mergers and acquisitions. Nathalie is well known for her expertise in the construction, power production, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.
According to leading directories and publications such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, GAR and Who's Who Legal, Nathalie is highlighted as a "strong leader," with an "impressive depth of understanding", which is "not matched by everyone". She is praised as a "highly skillful arbitrator and counsel in complex disputes," who peers describe as a "leading figure on the scene." She has also been described as "a well-known disputes specialist with a strong track record in cross-border construction contracts disputes".
Nathalie is currently a Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), a board member of the Swiss Arbitration Association as well as a board member of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). She has other functions in various institutions such as being a Swiss delegate in the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission in Paris.
In 1988, Nathalie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Basel, and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1990. In 1992, she became a juris doctor summa cum laude and in 1994 she earned an LLM with honours from Columbia University, New York.
In 2005, she received the venia docendi for private law, conflicts of laws and comparative law; in 2014, she was awarded the title of professor in private law, arbitration law, private international law and comparative law by the University of Basel, where she regularly teaches courses in commercial arbitration and other areas of Swiss private law. She additionally has published a leading text book in arbitration and numerous articles in the area of dispute resolution. Finally, she is regularly invited to as a panelist or session chair at various conferences.