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SwissLegal Lausanne

 

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Organisation
SwissLegal Lausanne
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr)
Dr
How you'd like your name to appear in the directory
Isabelle Fellrath
Suffix
Mrs
Gender
Female
Country
Non-African Country
Non-African Country (Please Specify)
Suisse
Country of Birth
Switzerland
Nationalities
Swiss, Italian
If non-African, how do you promote Africans in international arbitration/ADR?
I would be keen to share my experience both as counsel and as arbitrator in commerical, investment (incl. energy and environnement) and sport arbitration through publications in african reviews and journals and involvement in african conferences or seminars, or even mentoring
Languages
French English Italian
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Academic
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
20+
Number of Cases as Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
6-20
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
6-20
Number of Cases as International Tribunal Chair
1-5
Number of Cases as International Arbitration Tribunal Secretary
6-20
Number of cases as Arbitration/ADR Expert Witness
  • 1-5
Areas of Speciality
  • Administrative & Constitutional
  • Agency
  • Competition
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Criminal Law
  • Distribution / Franchising
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Employment
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Environment
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
  • Joint Venture
  • Maritime
  • Public International Law
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Sales & Purchases
  • Shipping & Commodities
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Technologies
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
Other Speciality (Please Specify)
environmental law
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
Bar, Geneva CH, 2001
Ph.D, University of Nottingham UK, 1998
LL.M., University of Nottingham UK, 1994
LL.B., University of Neuchâtel CH, 1993
List Arbitration/ADR Panels you belong to
Arbitrator - Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne (general list)
Arbitrator - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre HKIAC, List of arbitrators (until 31 December 2022)
Arbitrator - Lagos Court of Arbitration LCA, Panel of Neutrals
Arbitrator - Kigali International Arbitration Centre KIAC, Panel of International Arbitrators
Member - Arbitral Commission for Swimming Sports of the Swiss Swimming Federation
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Since 2018: Counsel – SwissLegal Rouiller & Associés SA Lausanne / Geneva / Fribourg, www.swisslegal.ch
Since 2018: Member – Arbitral Commission for Swimming Sports of the Swiss Swimming Federation
2019-2011: Lecturer (energy law) – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
2018-2003: Associate – Geneva-based arbitration law boutiques
2014-2012: Deputy Judge – Swiss Federal Court 1st civil chamber, Lausanne
2014-2009: Lecturer (energy law) – University of Lausanne, School of Law
2009-2005: Lecturer (arbitration) – University of Glasgow, School of Law
2000-1998: Trainee – International law firm
1996: Legal intern – UNDP, Nairobi
1995: Legal intern – UNEP, Nairobi
Biography
Dr. Isabelle Fellrath, a Swiss qualified and registered Attorney at Law, LL.M. and Ph.D. (University of Nottingham, UK), represents parties in domestic and international arbitral proceedings and before state courts, and serves as an arbitrator (accreditation Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Lagos Court of Arbitration, Kigali International Arbitration Centre, General List of Arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Member of the Swiss Swimming Arbitral Tribunal for aquatic sports). She also has particular expertise in environmental and energy laws. She regularly publishes in English, French and Italian in her areas of expertise, which she taught for many years at the Universities of Glasgow and Lausanne as well as at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. She is counsel at SwissLegal Rouiller & Associés, in Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland
Legal Background
  • Civil Law
  • European Law
  • International Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Switzerland
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Built Environment
  • Charter parties
  • Concessions
  • Employment
  • Energy Pricing
  • Engineering
  • Intellectual Property
  • Loan
  • Partnership
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sale of Business
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Tender Processes
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
Publications:
Commentary to Art. 1 and 2 SRIA, in T. Zuberbuhler et al. (eds), SWISS RULES OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: COMMENTARY, Kluwer / Schulthess, 2nd edn 2013 (co-author)
CULTURAL PROPERTY DISPUTES: THE ROLE OF ARBITRATION IN RESOLVING Non CONTRACTUAL DISPUTES, Transnational Publishers / Brill Academic Publishers, 2004
Chronique de jurisprudence étrangère (Suisse), 2003-2017, REV. ARB. (2017) 1231-1257 ; (2016) 1169-1198 ; (2015) 1185-1213 ; (2014) 991-1020 ; (2013) 1047-1069 (2012) 845-866 ; (2011) 1069-1091 ; (2010) 877-909 ; (2009) 827-872 ; (2008) 749-775 ; (2007) 861-881 ; (2006) 827-855 ; (2005) 171-196 (with P.-Y. Tschanz)
La sanzione per il mancato rispetto di una clausola multistep conciliazione/arbitrato e le conseguenze per gli atti già compiuti dal tribunale arbitrale? Nota sulla sentenza del 16 marzo 2016, caso nº 4A_628/2015, Tribunale Federale Svizzero pubblicata nel DTF 142 III 296, XXVII RIVISTA DELL’ ARBITRATO (2017) 613-635
L’ammissibilità di consulenti esterni del tribunale arbitrale nel diritto svizzero, Nota sulla sentenza del 21 maggio 2015, caso nº 4A_709/2014, Tribunale Federale Svizzero, XXVI RIVISTA DELL’ ARBITRATO (2016) 353-370 (co-author)
Annotations and Summaries of Decisions of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court Issued in 2011 and 2012 Concerning International Arbitration, JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ARBITRATION LAW/ ULUSLARARASI TICARET VE TAHKIM HUKUKU DERGISI (2013) 191-219 (co-author)
Consent to Arbitrate: A Prerequisite to Arbitration, JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ARBITRATION LAW/ ULUSLARARASI TICARET VE TAHKIM HUKUKU DERGISI (2012) 241-252 (co-author)
The Swiss Supreme Court Decides: India v. Crédit Agricole Suisse, X ART ANTIQUITY AND LAW (2005) 401-413
Caselaw reviews in ILO (co-author)
Speaking engagements:
Protecting Human Rights through Arbitration: The Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration, panelist, AfAA 2nd Annual Conference on Reform and Innovation of International Dispute Resolution: African Perspectives, Accra, Ghana, 14-16 June 2021
Cash-strapped : How Can Mining Companies Finance Legal Disputes?, Moderator, Conference on Social License and Dispute Resolution in the Extractive Industries, UNIL, Lausanne, 19 February 2021
Intrinsic Inadequacy or Unwarranted Ignorance of Voluntary Arbitration in National Environmental Matters?, ASA Geneva group, 29 October 2020
Funding of International Commercial Arbitration, UNIL, International Arbitration and Mediation (Advanced course), 7-8 May 2020
Conflits de droit du travail et arbitrage, SwissLegal, Zurich, 7 May 2019
Why Does Arbitration Matter? Some Practical Insights, Brown Bag Seminar, No Peace Without Justice, Brussels, 30 January 2012
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