Zelda Hunter

Partner, Geneva (White & Case S.A.)


“Very client and outcome focused”, with an “[e]xtremely thorough knowledge of the factual and legal aspects of a file”.
Legal 500 2022


Zelda Hunter is a partner in the Firm's International Arbitration Practice.

Zelda has a broad commercial practice, with a focus on disputes in the construction, power, energy, mining and technology sectors.

She represents clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitral proceedings. She also has substantial experience in arbitration-related court proceedings, such as, award enforcement and set-aside measures, and applications for interim relief.

Zelda is currently serving as Co-Chair of the IBA Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Subcommittee.

Having previously worked in the human rights field, Zelda remains committed to pro bono work.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
Solicitor, Ireland
BPP Law School, London


BPP Law School, London


University of Cape Town

South Africa



Examples of recent representations include:

Representing a joint venture EPC contractor in arbitral proceedings arising out of a European power plant project;

Representing a EPC contractor in an ICC arbitration against a subcontractor concerning a dispute relating to a construction project in a Nordic state;

Advising a European bank in respect of a dispute arising out of the sale of receivables;

Representing a European general contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning a dispute relating to the construction of an industrial process plant in Australia;

Advising an EPC contractor in mediation proceedings with the owner relating to the delayed completion of a construction project;

Advising a Western European shipping company in an LCIA arbitration arising out of a joint venture in the Middle East;

Acting for an EPCm contractor in an ICC arbitration arising out of a multi-million euro oil refinery upgrade project in South Eastern Europe;

Advising an African state on a dispute in respect of the construction of a hospital in West Africa;

Advising an Eastern European utility in a proposed multi-billion euro EPC contract for the design and construction of a nuclear power plant (2000 MWe);

Acting for an African state in an ICC arbitration in the telecommunications sector;

Advising an investor in a series of LCIA arbitrations with its joint venture partner arising out of a multi-million dollar real estate redevelopment project in South Asia;

Acting for a CIS state-owned company in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration with a major European contractor concerning disputes arising out of a road construction project; and

Representing Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings in multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings in England (High Court and Court of Appeal), Cyprus, Mauritius, the Isle of Man and India in aid of enforcement of US$380 million LCIA arbitration awards dealing with a range of relief including disclosure of assets, worldwide freezing orders, orders appointing receivers by way of equitable execution, third party debt orders and proceedings seeking Chabra-styled relief and related jurisdictional issues. English Case reports: [2013] EWHC 1323 (Comm); [2013] 2 All ER (Comm) 1137; [2013] EWCA Civ 1512; [2014] EWHC 1323 (Comm); [2014] EWHC 3131 (Comm); [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 336; [2014] Bus LR D25; [2015] EWHC 467 (Comm); [2014] EWHC 3704; [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 305; [2015] 1 Lloyd's Rep 191; [2015] EWHC 86 (Comm); [2015] EWHC 597 (Comm).