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Experience and list of cases

Silja’s experience includes participation in numerous international commercial and investment disputes, whether as arbitrator, counsel or secretary/assistant to the arbitral tribunal.

 

She also frequently collaborates in the preparation of expert opinions in matters of Swiss and international arbitration law.

 

Representative commercial disputes have included:

  • An ICC arbitration concerning a dispute in connection with the cross-border distribution of an estate between nationals of two EU countries (co-arbitrator)
  • An ICC arbitration in the pharmaceutical sector (counsel to the claimant)
  • An ad hoc arbitration in the banking sector (counsel to the respondents)
  • A SCAI arbitration concerning a dispute between a Swiss company and an Asian company arising out of a Sale and Purchase Agreement governed by Swiss law, including the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (co-arbitrator)
  • An UNCITRAL arbitration between an Albanian company and an Italian company concerning a dispute arising out of a collaboration agreement for consulting services (sole arbitrator)
  • A SCAI arbitration between a bank and an insurance company as well as one of its affiliates in relation with a dispute arising out of a share purchase agreement (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • A SCAI arbitration between a Swiss agrichemical company and a Swiss insurance company in relation with a dispute concerning the coverage of certain losses under an insurance policy (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between an Arabian company and two EU companies in relation with a dispute arising out of the termination of a distribution agreement in the automobile industry (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An UNCITRAL arbitration between an African company and a Chinese company in relation with disputes arising out of a contract for the manufacturing and sale of railway cars (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • A DIS arbitration between EU companies regarding a dispute arising out of a share purchase agreement (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between multiple parties concerning a dispute arising out of a purchase agreement for fighter jets (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration concerning a gas price review (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • A dispute giving rise to multiple related court and arbitration proceedings under the ICC Rules and the Swiss Rules with respect to a construction project in Eastern Europe
  • An ICC arbitration regarding a dispute arising out of a swap contract in the Middle Eastern oil industry (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between a Spanish company and a Saudi Arabian company related to engineering and construction projects in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between a U.S. company and an Italian company concerning an international sales agreement for equipment used in construction and related industrial activities (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between a Romanian company and a French company concerning the development and acquisition of a computer software system (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)

Representative investment disputes have included:

  • Caratube International Oil Company and Mr. Devincci Salah Hourani v. Kazakhstan (ICSID Case No. ARB/13/13), an investment arbitration relating to the alleged taking by Kazakhstan of the investors’ alleged oil exploration and production rights (assistant to the arbitral tribunal)

Other disputes have included:

  • Setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court against arbitral awards (member of the counsel team)
  • Proceedings before the Swiss courts for the enforcement of arbitral awards (member of the counsel team)

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