Domaines d'activité: Contentieux Arbitrage

Francesca Borio is an associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team. She advises and represents clients in both domestic and international arbitrations, before state courts as well as in enforcement proceedings and legal assistance matters.

Francesca Borio’s expertise covers complex cases involving different jurisdictions, authorities and languages. Her practice spans a wide range of commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on contract law, construction law and corporate law. She has acted as counsel and tribunal secretary both in institutional arbitrations (including Swiss Rules, ICC and WIPO) and ad-hoc arbitrations.

Francesca Borio is a member of various professional organizations, Co-Chair of the Swiss Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (Swiss VYAP) and the coordinator of the Swiss chapter of AIA-ArbIt-40 (the Italian under 40 Arbitration Group). Furthermore, she holds a teaching assignment at the University of Zurich, where she is a coach for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court.

Francesca Borio studied at the University of Fribourg (BLaw 2015; MLaw 2017; with the special mentions «European Law» and «bilingual» [German-French]) as well as at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London. During her studies she worked as a student research assistant for Prof. Franz Werro at the Chair of the law of obligations and private European Law at the University of Fribourg. Prior to joining Walder Wyss as an attorney at law, she worked as a trainee lawyer at the Civil Court of the canton of Basel-Stadt, at the Basel and Lugano offices of Walder Wyss and at a legal protection insurance company. Francesca Borio was admitted to the bar in 2019 in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

Francesca Borio's is fluent in German, English, Italian and French and has basic knowledge of Spanish. She is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Swiss courts.

Swiss landmark decision on the admissibility of intra-EU investment arbitration

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Joining a third-party funder

Commentary on Article 180a and 180b of the PILS