Cinzia Catelli


Cinzia Catelli's preferred area of practice focuses on domestic and international arbitration and litigation. She also acts as arbitrator in ICC and SCAI proceedings. Her practice encompasses, commercial disputes in various industries, including real estate development contracts, distribution agreements, sales contracts, lease agreements, labour law), and corporate law disputes litigation.

Cinzia Catelli is admitted to all Swiss courts since 2010. Since 2014 he is a member of Bär & Karrer's litigation and arbitration practice teams in Zurich, working regularly also with the litigation practice in Ticino. She holds a degree from the University of Zurich, an LLM degree from Harvard Law School and passed the New York Bar Exam in 2013.

Recent Work Highlights
  • Successful defense of a German energy company in an ad hoc arbitration proceeding concerning damages arising out of an alleged joint venture.
  • Representation of a German energy company in a dispute concerning the valuation of shares.
  • Representation of an Asian pharmaceutical company in license dispute.
  • Representation of a listed company in multiple court proceedings on interim measures originated by a proxy fight within a group of listed companies cross border Germany-Switzerland.
  • Representation of a company in an action challenging the resolutions of the general meeting.
  • Advising an international general contractor with regard to a large construction project and representation in the related court proceedings concerning builders' liens.
  • Acting as arbitrator in ICC proceedings.
  • Representation of foreign creditors in Swiss bankruptcy proceedings in connection with their investments.
  • Advising a fraud victim and successful recovery of lost monies.
LanguagesGerman, Italian, English, French
  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2021)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2014-2020)
  • New York Bar Exam (2013)
  • Harvard Law School: LLM (2013)
  • Swiss Arbitration Academy: Arbitration Practitioner (ArbP) (2011)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (2010-2012)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2010)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Dielsdorf (2008-2009)
  • Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2007)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (2006)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • ASA
  • ASA below 40
AdmissionAll Swiss Courts

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Cinzia Catelli
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F: +41 58 261 50 01

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