LALIVE strengthens its arbitration team with Melissa Magliana joining the partnership

12 September 2018

LALIVE is delighted to announce that Melissa Magliana has joined the firm as a partner and member of the international arbitration practice group. She will be based in the firm’s Zurich office.

Melissa Magliana is a Swiss, Italian and US national, admitted to practice in New York and trained in both the US and Switzerland. With a dual common law and civil law background, combined with a strong Swiss practice and extensive language skills, she is a perfect fit for LALIVE’s international arbitration practice.  The firm now has 70 lawyers including 20 partners in Geneva, Zurich and the newly opened London office.

Melissa Magliana specialises in international commercial arbitration as well as cross-border litigation. She has extensive experience as counsel in international arbitration proceedings under a variety of rules and regularly acts as arbitrator, including presiding arbitrator. She also advises on other forms of dispute resolution and related proceedings, including mediation and mutual legal assistance. Her expertise spans various business sectors including construction, pharmaceuticals, transportation and logistics.

Melissa Magliana is an active member of a number of professional associations including the steering committee of Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners and the Swiss Arbitration Association’s (ASA) Marketing Committee. She is a former co-chair of ASA below 40. She was presented with the ASA Award for Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration in 2016, which is awarded every two years to outstanding international arbitration counsel. She is also recognised among the Future Leaders in Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal.

Melissa Magliana joins from leading Swiss firm Homburger, where she practiced arbitration and litigation for over ten years. She graduated from Princeton University, New Jersey in 1999 (magna cum laude) and received her Juris Doctor from the Columbia University School of Law, New York (James Kent Scholar) in 2004. She also received an MLaw degree (magna cum laude) from Lucerne University, Switzerland, in 2014.

The firm extends a warm welcome to Melissa Magliana and wishes her every success in her new role.

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