Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer
Elliott Geisinger heads Schellenberg Wittmer’s international arbitration group. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 130 international arbitrations in complex commercial disputes involving international commercial contracts. He has also advised foreign states and Swiss corporations in investment disputes. Elliott is particularly specialised in construction and engineering matters. He is cofounder of the Istanbul International Construction Law Conferences project, with Professor Dr Yesim Atamer of Istanbul Bilgi University (www.constructionlaw.bilgi.edu.tr). He further specialises in contract management in large-scale construction and infrastructure projects. Elliott regularly represents clients in arbitration-related court proceedings. Elliott has represented parties before the Swiss Supreme Court in several landmark cases. Elliott’s recent experience in arbitration matters includes representation, as co-counsel, for the construction consortium in several ICC proceedings relating to the enlargement of the Panama Canal; representation of the Russian Federation in investment arbitration matters in proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court to set aside interim awards on jurisdiction under the ECT and under the Ukraine-Russia BIT; and representation of a major North African state company in proceedings relating to saltwater desalination projects. Elliott was president of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) from 2014 to 2019 and is now honorary president. Elliott is one of four arbitration experts to have advised the Swiss government on revisions to the Swiss law on international arbitration.