• "Receives praise for her compelling attitude and excellent understanding of the client's business and needs."


    Chambers Global 2018

  • "Showed good business savvy."


    Client in GAR 100 2017

  • "A very thorough and precise arbitrator."


    Who's Who Legal Arbitration Future Leaders 2018

  • "A calm, decisive and highly persuasive arbitration lawyer who is recognised as one of the premier arbitration practitioners of her generation."


    Who's Who Legal 2019

  • "Good ability to grasp what is really important and get the right message straight away."


    Sources in Chambers Global 2019

  • "A very talented practitioner commended for her standout work as both counsel and arbitrator."


    Who's Who Legal 2018

  • "An established figure and a tough practitioner. "


    Who's Who Legal 2019

  • "Impresses with her prowess as arbitration counsel."


    Chambers Global 2016

  • "She is down-to-earth, effective and easy to deal with."


    Client in Chambers Global 2017

  • "Calm, concentrated, fact-driven, highly effective."


    Client in GAR 100 2017

  • "Praised for her hardworking and no-nonsense approach."


    Who's Who Legal 2018

  • "Clients are impressed by her business understanding, expertise in ICC procedures and her excellent legal and social skills. "


    Who's Who Legal 2019




Nadja Jaisli Kull


Nadja Jaisli's practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and litigation. She has extensive experience in representing clients before Swiss courts and in international arbitrations (both ad hoc and institutional, primarily ICC and Swiss Rules), involving a wide array of matters. She has gained particular experience in the banking and finance, the pharmaceutical and the transportation industries and handled complex disputes arising from M&A transactions, joint ventures and shareholders' agreements, the sale of goods as well as license and supply agreements. In addition to her work as party counsel, Nadja Jaisli regularly sits as arbitrator (in particular under ICC, Swiss and DIS Rules).

Nadja Jaisli is a member of the Board of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and regularly speaks and publishes in the field of international dispute resolution. She is listed in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe and in Who's Who Legal's Switzerland Arbitration ranking. In addition, she was shortlisted for the Europe Women in Business Law Award 2017 as "Rising Star Litigation" and ranked amongst the four most highly regarded Future Leaders Arbitration 2018 and 2019 in Europe by Who's Who Legal.



German, English


  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2014)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2006)
  • Admitted to the New York Bar (2008; not practicing)
  • New York University (NYU): LL.M. (2007; Hauser Global Scholar)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2005)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Horgen (2003-2004)
  • Universities of Zurich and Geneva: lic. iur. (2003)
  • Summer Trainee at a Swiss law firm (2000)
  • Undergraduate Assistant to Prof. Dr. Hans Caspar von der Crone (2000)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Member of the Board of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Austrian Arbitration Association (Arb/Aut)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • ICDR Young & International
  • ArbitralWomen

Contact Details

Nadja Jaisli Kull
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich

T: +41 58 261 50 00
F: +41 58 261 50 01


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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises Constellium on the Sale of Rolling Business Assets in Sierre, Switzerland, to Novelis more »
UBS AG Transfers its Retail & Corporate and Wealth Management Business Booked in Switzerland to UBS Switzerland AG more »
Bär & Karrer Team Assists Sandoz in Successfully Defending Against a Claim from Monsanto in an ICC Arbitration more »
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Challenging Arbitrators for Lack of Independence or Impartiality – Procedural Pitfalls from a Swiss Perspective, in: Klausegger/Klein/Kremslehner/Petsche/Pitkowitz/Welser/Zeiler (eds.), Austria … Download »
Revision of the Swiss International Arbitration Law, Bär & Karrer Briefing October 2018 … Download »
Commentary on Article 23 ICC Rules, in: Manuel Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, …
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Speaking Engagements

Die Schiedseinrede - Optik des Gerichts vs. Optik des Schiedsgerichts ASA Local Group Basel & Fachgruppe Zivilprozess- und Vollstreckungsrecht der … more »
Combating or Embracing Codification and "Soft Law"? Predictability vs. Flexibility The Future of International Arbitration (Organizer: KNect365), 26 March 2019, Lo … more »
Kommerzielle Prozessfinanzierung durch Dritte ZPR! Kosten und Finanzierung des Zivilprozesses sowie unentgeltliche Rechtspfleg … more »
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