Having practised for more than ten years in major Swiss and international law firms, Sabrine Schnyder decided to leave “big law” and open her own firm.

Sabrine is firmly rooted in the Swiss German part of Switzerland and has lived in Geneva for 15 years before returning to Zurich. True to her “inter-cantonal" spirit, her main office is in Zurich, but Sabrine regularly also works in Geneva.

Sabrine is admitted in Switzerland. She passed the bar exam as one of the top three students in her year in Geneva and holds law degrees from the University of Lucerne and the University of Geneva. Sabrine is also a qualified data protection officer (DPO) and holds the IAPP CIPT certification.

In addition to her legal practice, Sabrine regularly publishes and speaks at conferences. She serves as committee member of ASDPO and is also an active member of various professional associations, such as ASA and AIJA. She has a passion for art and enjoys organising professional and private events.

Sabrine is listed by WWL as Future Leader in the fields of international arbitration.

Sabrine is fluent in German, English and French.

Sabrine blends skills that are rarely found in one and the same lawyer, in particular combining arbitration with deep data privacy experience on an international level. Sabrine has worked on a broad range of legal questions, and this experience together with her language skills and her pleasant personality make her stand out amongst her peers.
Dorothee Schramm, Independent Arbitrator
I am impressed with Sabrine’s competence, her precise and professional way of working, the high quality of her work and her ownership mentality. She drives things and has an eye for detail where it is necessary. I look forward to many more years of collaboration.
Jean-François Schnyder, CEO, Hitchhike
She is hard- working, thorough and detail-orientated
Who's Who Legal (2023) - "Arbitration Future Leaders - Non-Partners”
Sabrine has deep experience in particular in the field of data protection, art law and life science disputes
Who's Who Legal (2023) - "Arbitration Future Leaders - Non-Partners”


  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (Europe, CIPT/EU), IAPP (2022)
  • University of Geneva (Data Protection Officer, 2018)
  • Bar admission, Geneva (third-best score in 2014 class year)
  • Certificate of advanced studies in Legal Profession (ECAV), Geneva (2011)
  • Master of Law and Certificate of Transnational Law (CDT) Faculty of law, University of Geneva (2010)
  • Bachelor of Law Faculty of law, University of Lucerne (2007)


  • “Swiss Data Protection Act — New Guidance by the Swiss Regulator,” Swiss Life Sciences Briefing, April 2021
  • “The End of the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield?,” co-authored with William RM Long, Swiss Life Sciences Briefing, September 2020
  • “Swiss Parliament Updates the Swiss Arbitration Law — Key Changes and Benefits for International Business,“ co-authored with David Roney and Dorothee Schramm, Sidley Update, June 2020
  • “Remedies for Breach of the Arbitration Agreement – Dealing with Parties That Try to Circumvent Arbitration,” co-authored with Tanya Landon, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2015, July 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Emergency arbitrations and interim measures in shipping/transport arbitration disputes: an effective way to move forward?, AIJA Arbitration Conference, Athens, 15 September 2023
  • Speaker, “Fighting Discrimination – From the Labour Law Courts to the Court of Arbitration for Sport”, AIJA HYC, The Hague, 26 May 2023
  • Speaker, “Introduction à la nouvelle loi suisse de la protection des données”, FER Genève, Geneva, 2 May 2023
  • Speaker, “Wenn Kunst beim (Schieds)richter landet”, VISCHER AG, Zurich, 7 December 2022
  • Moderator, “Setting the Scene – Introduction Into the Art Industry, the Players, the Interests, the Contractual Arrangements and Other Frequent Legal Issues”, ASA Below 40 Fall Seminar, Zurich, 28 October 2022
  • Speaker, “MedTech 2022 and Beyond: Tips for Survival in Europe's New MedTech Environment: Swiss data privacy considerations in MedTech,” 16 November 2021
  • Speaker, “Le Cloud – Cybersecurité et Protection des données,” ASDPO/ISMA, Geneva,16 March 2021
  • Speaker, “Recent Case Law of the Swiss Supreme Court on International Arbitration,“ ASA Local Geneva, Geneva, 2 July 2020
  • Speaker, “Prayers for Relief: What is all the fuss about?,” ASA Below 40 Fall Seminar, Zurich, 17 November 2017
  • Speaker, “ICC YAAF: Revision of Chapter 12 of the Swiss Private International Law Act: What’s in the draft bill?,” International Chamber of Commerce, 27 January 2017


  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA und ASA below 40)
  • Schweizer Anwaltsverband (SAV)
  • Zürcher Anwaltsverband (ZAV)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Association Suisse des DPOs (ASDPO, Committee Member)
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Arbitral Women/Young Arbitral Women
  • Rising Arbitrator Initiative (RAI)
  • ICC Young Arbitration & ADR Forum (ICC YAAF)
  • Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA)