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Cristina Panella

About me

Cristina Panella joined Fortior Law in 2020 as an Associate. She is a Swiss qualified lawyer with three years of experience in small and leading commercial and civil law firms in Switzerland. She specialised in domestic litigation, international arbitration and contract law handling disputes in several languages.

Prior to joining Fortior Law, Cristina successfully completed an LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary University of London where she advanced her knowledge and specialised in particular in international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, energy arbitration, construction and sports arbitration.

Education and Languages:
  • LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution, Queen Mary University of London
  • Bachelor and Master of Law, University of Pavia
  • Swiss Exchange Programme, University of Lucerne
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
Representative experience
  • Representing Russian investor in a contractual dispute with a Swiss company in relation to unpaid returns;
  • Advising different companies regarding a breach of contract by other companies in arbitration and litigation proceedings;
  • Representing 39 Russian Athletes who challenged their disqualification from the Sochi Games and their lifetime Olympic bans by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).