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Benjamin Gottlieb (Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd.)

Benjamin Gottlieb

Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd.

Benjamin Gottlieb is a senior associate in Schellenberg Wittmer's international arbitration group in Zurich. His main areas of practice include international arbitration, as well as domestic and international commercial litigation. Benjamin advises and represents clients with a specific focus on international sales, sanctions related issues, construction and engineering, and energy. He also sits as an arbitrator and is an expert on the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and co-editor of a commentary on the CISG. He is a member of the executive committee of AIA-Arbit40, the Italian arbitration association for practitioners below 40, and a lecturer at the University of Zurich for contracts law, international commercial arbitration and the CISG.

Julie Raneda (Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd)

Julie Raneda

Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd

Julie Raneda is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's international arbitration practice in Singapore. She represents clients in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations.

Julie has been involved as counsel in complex arbitrations seated in civil and common law jurisdictions and also acts as an arbitrator. Her main areas of expertise include construction and engineering, energy, pharmaceutical/life sciences, manufacturing and international sales. She also advises clients in relation to trade sanctions.

After completing a degree in international relations at the Graduate Institute Geneva, Julie graduated with a law degree from the University of Geneva. Julie was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2011 and to the Singapore bar in 2016 (foreign lawyer). She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Julie is the chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) South East Asia Chapter and the co-chair of the IPBA Next Generation Committee. Julie is AIJA's National Representative in Singapore and a co-founder of the Women's Business Society established in Geneva in 2012.

Georg Von Wattenwyl (Chairman of SwissCham Singapore, CEO at Vontobel)

Georg Von Wattenwyl

Chairman of SwissCham Singapore, CEO at Vontobel

Georg von Wattenwyl is a financial industry veteran with over 20 years of experience with leading firms in the banking and finance sector. He brings with him a wide breadth of corporate and association experience, having been appointed as Managing Director and Head EAM Asia and Global Head Family Offices at Vontobel in 2019.
Bolstering his association credentials, von Wattenwyl has been serving as Chairman of the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) since 2014.
On August 1, 2019, von Wattenwyl was appointed Chairman of the board of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Singapore, succeeding his predecessor Dr Tom Ludescher. With more than 200 active members, SwissCham represents the diversity of the Swiss Business Community in Singapore.