Yoanna Schuch


Schuch, Yoanna

Yoanna Schuch is an associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. She joined the firm in 2015.

Ms. Schuch focuses her practice on international arbitration matters and multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has experience with representation of clients in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (including under the ICSID, ICC, VIAC, DIS, LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules), at multiple seats and governed by a broad variety of substantive and procedural laws. Her international arbitration practice covers a wide range of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, mining, construction and energy. 

Ms. Schuch counsels clients on conflict of laws issues and international enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments, and advises parties on the protection of foreign investments under bilateral investment treaties.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Schuch worked for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) and the Austrian Trade Commission in New York. 

Professional Activities

Ms. Schuch is a member of the ICC Young Arbitrations Forum, the Austrian Arbitration Association, the the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners, the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and Arbitral Women.

Publications & News


January 27, 2017

How to Apply the Applicable Law in International Arbitration

By Helmut Ortner and Yoanna Schuch, published in the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2017

June 27, 2016

Comparative Study of "Arbitrability" Under the New York Convention Country Report for Austria

This memorandum by Maxi Scherer, Helmut Ortner and Yoanna Schuch sets out the notion of "arbitrability" as defined under Austrian statutory law and further developed by Austrian courts. Country Report for Austria, IBA Subcommittee on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, 27 June 2016.


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Mag iur, University of Vienna School of Law, 2014

Diploma in Private International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna School of Law, 2014

Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy, Economics, and Media, United Nations Association of Austria, Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs, 2014

Certificat de droit transnational, Foreign Law Studies, University of Geneva, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, 2012

Bar Admissions

Rechtsanwaltsanwaerterin, Austria






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