Nadja Al Kanawati

Nadja Al Kanawati is an associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department and a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group.

Ms. Al Kanawati has experience of arbitrations under a variety of institutional and ad hoc rules (including the ICC, SCAI and AAA/ICDR rules). She has particular experience in the construction and pharmaceutical sectors.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Al Kanawati worked as an associate in the dispute resolution practice of a leading Swiss law firm.

Professional Activities

Ms. Al Kanawati is a member of a number of arbitration practitioner groups, including Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, Swiss Arbitration Association Below 40 and Arbitral Women.

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  • Education

    • LLM, Columbia Law School, 2020

      James Kent Scholar, Fulbright Scholar, Co-Chair, Columbia Arbitration Day, Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law
    • MLaw, University of Fribourg, 2014

      summa cum laude Co-Founder and Editor in Chief, Quid? Fribourg Law Review
    • BLaw, Bilingual (German / French), University of Fribourg, 2012

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Switzerland

  • Languages

    • English

    • German

    • French