Nadia Ohlhoff-Smahi Associate

Nadia Ohlhoff-Smahi

Associate

+41 58 450 70 00
Nadia.Ohlhoff-Smahi@lenzstaehelin.com
Geneva
Route de Chêne 30
CH-1211 Geneva
www.lenzstaehelin.com
  • Expertise

    Nadia Ohlhoff-Smahi, LL.M., is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration group of our Geneva office. Her practice focuses on international and domestic arbitration as well as cross-border and domestic litigation. She represents parties and acts as Arbitrator in numerous arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional. She also represents and advises clients in civil litigation, including in relation to the challenge, recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and court decisions in Switzerland. In addition, she has experience in representing and advising clients in intellectual property matters, in particular trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs and unfair competition law disputes.

  • Practices

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2023Senior Associate at Lenz & Staehelin
    2018-2023Associate/Senior Associate at a Swiss business law firm
    2017-2018Associate at a Swiss business law firm
    2015-2016Trainee Lawyer at Lenz & Staehelin
    2017Admission to the Geneva Bar
    2016University of Geneva (MLaw)
    2014University of Geneva (Certificate of Advanced Legal Studies)
    2013Stockholm University (LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration Law)
    2011University of Geneva (BLaw)
  • Specialist Areas

    Litigation and Arbitration, Commercial and Contracts, Intellectual Property
  • Languages

    French, English, German
  • Memberships

    Geneva Bar Association (OdA), Swiss Bar Association (SBA), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Swiss Arbitration Association Below 40 (ASA Below 40), Association Internationale de Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), ArbitralWomen, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (LCIA YIAG), Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Alumni Association (MAA), International Commercial Arbitration LL.M. Alumni Association (ICAL AA)
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    • Ohlhoff-Smahi Nadia, Panorama de jurisprudence suisse – Swiss Arbitration Case Law Review, in: Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage – The Paris Journal of International Arbitration; 4/2022; 4/2021; 2/2020; 3/2019; 3/2018; 4/2017; 3/2016; 3/2015; 4/2014; 3/2013
    • Ohlhoff-Smahi Nadia, New Claims and Amended Claims in International Arbitration – Finding Landmarks in Navigating the Tribunal’s Discretion, in: SchiedsVZ Zeitschrift für Schiedsverfahren/German Arbitration Journal 2/2022
    • Ohlhoff-Smahi Nadia, Applying "Foreign" Mandatory Laws in International Arbitration Despite the Parties’ Choice of Law: A Necessary Evil?, in: ASA Bulletin 3/2021
    • Ohlhoff-Smahi Nadia, Due Process Under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, in: ASA Bulletin 4/2020
    • Ohlhoff-Smahi Nadia, Propriété intellectuelle et horlogerie – Résumé du Rapport sur l'Aropiade 2017 du 14 sep-tembre 2017, in: sic! – Revue du droit de la propriété intellectuelle, de l'information et de la concurrence, sic! 2019
    • Ohlhoff-Smahi Nadia, The Arbitrator’s Liability and Immunity Under Swiss Law – Part II, in: ASA Bulletin 1/2017
    • Ohlhoff-Smahi Nadia, La responsabilité civile et l’immunité de l’arbitre en droit suisse, in: Magister, Bern (Editions Weblaw) 2016 (ISBN 978-3-906836-41-6), 2016
    • Ohlhoff-Smahi Nadia, The Arbitrator’s Liability and Immunity Under Swiss Law – Part I, in: ASA Bulletin 4/2016
  • Other Activities

    • Vice-President of the AIJA International Arbitration Commission
    • Guest Lecturer at Stockholm University
  • Contact Details

  • Other Activities

    • Vice-President of the AIJA International Arbitration Commission
    • Guest Lecturer at Stockholm University
  • References

    Nadia is a leading practitioner of her generation

    Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2023

    She is extremely hard-working and clued up on arbitration process and procedure

    Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2023

    Nadia is always well-prepared and very responsive

    Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2023

    Nadia is very dedicated to her cases and clients

    Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2022

    She is a hardworking practitioner with a great reputation

    Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2022

    Nadia is a likeable, organised and helpful practitioner

    Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2022

    She has deep knowledge, instinct and dedication

    Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2021

    Incredibly talented and easy to work with

    Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2021

Nadia is a leading practitioner of her generation

Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2023

She is extremely hard-working and clued up on arbitration process and procedure

Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2023

Nadia is always well-prepared and very responsive

Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2023

Nadia is very dedicated to her cases and clients

Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2022

She is a hardworking practitioner with a great reputation

Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2022

Nadia is a likeable, organised and helpful practitioner

Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2022

She has deep knowledge, instinct and dedication

Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2021

Incredibly talented and easy to work with

Who's Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2021

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  • 01 Apr 2022

    Panorama de jurisprudence suisse – Swiss Arbitration Case Law Review

    in: Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage – The Paris Journal of International Arbitration; 4/2022; 4/2021; 2/2020; 3/2019; 3/2018; 4/2017; 3/2016; 3/2015; 4/2014; 3/2013

  • 01 Feb 2022

    New Claims and Amended Claims in International Arbitration – Finding Landmarks in Navigating the Tribunal’s Discretion

    in: SchiedsVZ Zeitschrift für Schiedsverfahren/German Arbitration Journal 2/2022