Mariella Orelli

Partner

Mariella Orelli is a partner in Homburger's Litigation | Arbitration practice team. Her practice focuses on international commercial arbitration. She regularly acts as party counsel and arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc proceedings relating to disputes governed by a variety of substantive laws. In addition, she has extensive experience in large international proceedings before state courts, in particular in the Commercial Courts.

Mariella Orelli has acted as counsel in various landmark cases heard by the Swiss Federal Tribunal, such as the first ever successful application for the revision of an arbitral award. She is familiar with a number of industries, including banking & insurance, pharmaceuticals, agency and distributions, energy and construction and a wide range of M&A disputes.


Recent assignments include:


  • Representation of Alpiq in ICSID arbitration against Romania relating to termination of power purchase agreement
  • Representation of Central European gas importer in various disputes arising under long term gas supply agreements and gas storage agreements
  • Representation of Japanese pharmaceutical group in complex arbitration against US distributor relating to FDA Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Representation of Middle East state entity against billionaire in high-stake dispute relating to joint venture agreement
  • Sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration relating to M&A post-closing dispute


“She is wonderful: highly responsive, goes into detail and gets to the point - a real pleasure to work with.” (Chambers Global 2016), “.. 'incredibly quick and responsive' (Legal500 2015 und 2016).

Career
  • 2007 Partner at Homburger
  • 2000 Foreign Associate at Herbert Smith, London
  • 1999 Associate at Homburger
  • 1999 College of Europe, Bruges (LL.M.)
  • 1997 Law clerk at the High Court for the Canton of Zurich (Commercial Division)
  • 1996 Bar admission
  • 1994 Law clerk at the District Court of Zurich
  • 1993 University of Zurich (lic. iur.)
Languages
German, Italian, English, French
Bar registration
At all Swiss courts
Address
Prime Tower
Hardstrasse 201
CH-8005 Zurich
P+41 43 222 17 13
F+41 43 222 15 00

Mariella Orelli's practice focuses on international commercial arbitration. She regularly acts as party counsel and arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc proceedings relating to disputes governed by a variety of substantive laws. She has extensive experience in large international proceedings before state courts, in particular in the Commercial Courts.

Career
  • 2007 Partner at Homburger
  • 2000 Foreign Associate at Herbert Smith, London
  • 1999 College of Europe, Bruges (LL.M.)
  • 1997 Law clerk at the High Court for the Canton of Zurich (Commercial Division)
  • 1993 University of Zurich (lic. iur.)
Languages
German, Italian, English, French
Bar registration
At all Swiss courts
P+41 43 222 17 13
F+41 43 222 15 00
Address
Prime Tower
Hardstrasse 201
CH-8005 Zurich