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Sandra De Vito Bieri

Sandra De Vito Bieri

lic. iur., LL.M.
Attorney-at-Law
Partner
Member of the Board of Directors
Co-Head Arbitration

Location
Zurich

T +41 58 258 10 00
F +41 58 258 10 99
sandra.devito@bratschi.ch
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German, English, Italian, French

Sandra De Vito Bieri

lic. iur., LL.M.
Attorney-at-Law
Partner
Co-Head Arbitration
Member of the Board of Directors

Zurich
Bratschi Ltd.
Bahnhofstrasse 70
P.O. Box
CH-8021 Zurich

T +41 58 258 10 00
F +41 58 258 10 99
sandra.devito@bratschi.ch
German, English, Italian, French
 

CV

Sandra De Vito Bieri has been working in the area of civil procedure and national and international arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, labor law and contract law for over 20 years. She mainly advises parties in financial, insurance, energy and industry areas in the case of disputes arising from M&A transactions, license and joint venture agreements as well as in the case of construction projects and she serves as executor.

Sandra De Vito Bieri has taken part in more than 40 arbitration proceedings as chair, co- or sole arbitrator and counsel, primarily in ICC, Swiss Rules and ad hoc arbitration proceedings as well as in domestic Arbitration and has supervised more than 30 Arbitration proceedings in her role as member of the Court of Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution.

Admitted to the Swiss Bar since 2000.

Professional career

  • Partner at Bratschi (since 2012)
  • Partner at Rohner Attorneys-at-Law (2009-2012)
  • Associate at Altenburger LTD legal + tax, Zurich (2007-2009)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer AG in Litigation / Arbitration department (2000-2006)
  • In-house counsel in the legal department of a globally active biotechnology company (2004)

Training

  • LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2003)
  • Admitted to the bar (2000)
  • Study at the University of Zurich (lic. iur.) (1998)
  • Study at the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg, France (D.E.A.) (1995)

Reference cases

  • Sole arbitrator in ICC Rules proceedings between two Dutch companies
  • Counsel in ICC proceedings regarding the sale of commodities
  • Chair of the arbitration tribunal in a Swiss Rules case between a Russian and a Chinese company
  • Sole arbitrator in Swiss Rules proceedings regarding a dispute related to a share purchase agreement
  • Co-arbitrator in Swiss Rules proceedings regarding a dispute related to the construction of an industrial plant in the Ukraine
  • Sole arbitrator in Swiss Rules proceedings regarding a dispute related to the purchase of assets in Austria
  • Sole arbitrator in ICC proceedings regarding a dispute related to an aviation agreement
  • Co-counsel in ICC proceedings regarding claims of an agent against a company in Germany related to a project in the Middle East
  • Sole arbitrator in Swiss Rules proceedings in a dispute between a company from Cyprus and a Swiss company related to a contract for services of a platform shipment
  • Sole arbitrator in Swiss Rules proceedings regarding a sales representation agreement between an Italian and a German company

Other activities

  • Member of the Court of Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution
  • Organizer of the yearly Conference on International Arbitration of the Europe Institute of the University of Zurich
  • Lecturer at the Schweizerische Richterakademie (2013-2015)
  • Vice-President of the Arbitration Committee of AIJA (2010-2013)
  • Co-founder of the Arbitration Forum – by ASA local groups
  • Co-organiser and founder of the «Innovation Conference on International Arbitration» sponsored by the SCAI
  • Lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences as part of the CAS Paralegal course (2004-2008)
  • Figures in the ICC National Committee (Switzerland) list of arbitrators

Awards

Sandra De Vito Bieri is praised for her expertise and dedication in various directories and is esteemed and recommended by her clients as one of the leading experts in arbitration.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland and Who's Who Legal Arbitration cite her as follows:

  • Sandra De Vito Bieri is endorsed as «one of the best arbitrators in Switzerland» by peers, who describe her as «highly experienced and pragmatic arbitration practitioner» (2019)
  • Sandra De Vito Bieri is «one of the best lawyers in Switzerland» according to sources who consider her «very impressive as counsel» as well as «a top choice for arbitrator» (2018)
  • She is a «focused and accessible practitioner» who wins praise for her skills as «a great case strategist» (2018)
  • She is «very engaged, proactive and organised in the arbitration field» (2017)
  • «Sandra De Vito Bieri works extremely diligently; she has very good availability and a superb sense for the commercial aspects of a case» (2017)
  • She is a «leading arbitration practitioner» (2015 und 2016)

In 2017, she was included in the GAR and Who's Who Legal Future Leaders in Arbitration category and Leaders League gave her a «Highly Recommended» rating for Commercial Litigation in the same year.

Further Awards

  • recommended for «Dispute Resolution - Litigation» by Legal500 2018
  • Legal500: «The brilliant and straight-to-the-point Sandra De Vito is a team player and understands the balance between cost and the requested results.» (2018)

Memberships

  • Member of ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association)
  • Member of the Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations
  • Member of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats)
  • Member of LCIA YIAG (Young International Arbitration Group)
  • Member of ArbitralWomen
  • Member of Swiss Business Women
  • Member of (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit)
  • Member of LIS (Liechtensteinisches Institut für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit)
 
  • Arbitration
  • Civil procedure law
  • Legal aid
  • Labor law
  • Contract law
 

Publications

Blog Updated ICC Guidance Note - Publication of awards and conflict disclosure requirements by arbitrators with respect to non-parties – Going too far? De Vito Bieri Sandra and Bahner Liv, in: bratschi arbitration blog February 15, 2019, administered by Renninger Silvia and Bahner Liv

Presentation Discovery - Wieso, weshalb, warum oder die Frage nach dem richtigen Mass - Interview mit Dr. Bern Ehle De Vito Bieri Sandra, in: 3. Tagung zur internationalen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit am EIZ, Zürich, Mai 2017

Presentation Arbitration in Switzerland De Vito Bieri Sandra, in: AIJA Arbitration Conference - Doing Business with the west, Shanghai, Präsenation März 2015

Presentation Process Design - How to Structure Arbitration Proceedings De Vito Bieri Sandra, 6th AIJA Arbitration Conference, Wien, Präsentation vom 13. Juni 2014

Presentation Swiss Rules of International Arbitration 2012 - erste Erfahrungen des Schiedsgerichtshofs De Vito Bieri Sandra, in: Mittag Spezial - Europa Institut an der Universität Zürich, Präsentation vom 4. September 2014

Presentation Banking and Arbitration: Does it fit? De Vito Bieri Sandra, AIJA Halbjahreskonferenz, Zürich, Panel discussion vom 19. Mai 2014

Presentation IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration De Vito Bieri Sandra, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) local Group, Zürich, Präsentation 19. November 2013, 

Presentation Mediator or Arbitrator? - How far can or should an Arbitrator go in encouraging a settlement? De Vito Bieri Sandra, AIJA Halbjahreskonferenz, Helsinki, Präsentation vom 2. Mai 2013

Publication Kommentierung: Art. 42 Swiss Rules 2012 De Vito Bieri Sandra, in: Tobias Zuberbühler/Christoph Müller/Philipp Habegger (Hrsg.), Swiss Rules of International Arbitration - Commentary, 2. Auflage, Zürich 2013

Publication Switzerland - International Arbitration De Vito Bieri Sandra, zusammen mit Graf Karin, in: Peter Münch/Nicole Conrad (Hrsg.), International Commercial Arbitration - Standard Clauses and Forms, Basel 2013, S. 753 ff.

Publication Kommentierung: Art. 4 und 5 der 2012 ICC Rules De Vito Bieri Sandra, in: Manuel Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide, Biggleswade 2013

Presentation Allocation of Costs In International Arbitration De Vito Bieri Sandra, Moderatorin an der AIJA 4th Annual Arbitration Conference in Venedig vom 23. Mai 2012

Presentation Did I Ask For This? - How to deal with evidence in the construction arbitration De Vito Bieri Sandra, Moderatorin an der AIJA 3rd Annual Arbitration Conference in Warschau vom 23. September 2011

Presentation When Partners Go On Board - Clash of Interests in Law Firms and how to deal with them De Vito Bieri Sandra, AIJA Halbjahreskonferenz, London, Präsentation Mai 2009

Publication Hat das Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) seine Ziele erreicht – und wohin zielt die Revision? De Vito Bieri Sandra, in: Baurecht/Droit de la Construction (BR/DC) 4/2007, S. 221 ff.

Events