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White & Case Expands International Arbitration Practice

Anne Véronique Schlaepfer joins as first Swiss arbitration partner

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its International Arbitration Practice with the addition of Anne Véronique Schlaepfer, one of the leading counsel in international arbitration in Switzerland, as a partner in the Firm's Geneva office.

"Anne Véronique's experience complements our existing practice. She is a very talented lawyer and this move reflects our determination not to rest on our top tier standing globally and in Europe," said Paul Friedland, global head of White & Case's International Arbitration Practice. "Switzerland is a preferred venue for international arbitration and Anne Véronique's arrival in Geneva underlines our commitment to clients, across industries and locations, with a Swiss or Swiss law nexus to their disputes. We're excited that she's joined our Group and our Firm."

Schlaepfer, whose practice is primarily focused on arbitration, has advised clients in commercial disputes involving construction contracts, pharmaceuticals, energy (upstream and downstream), joint venture agreements, sales contracts, collateral management agreements and know-how license agreements.

She is co-chair of the International Bar Association's Arbitration Committee and a member of the LCIA Court and brings more than 20 years of experience. She joins the Firm from Schellenberg Wittmer, where she was co-head of the arbitration team.

"Anne Véronique will diversify the Geneva office, which will now boast a leading international arbitration practice alongside one of the leading international trade practices in the world," said Brendan McGivern, the Executive Partner of White & Case's Geneva office.

White & Case's top tier international arbitration practice has more than 150 arbitration practitioners globally, with a caseload valued at US$88 billion. It was recently recognized as the world's leading international arbitration practice.

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