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Daniela Franchini


Daniela Franchini acts as counsel, arbitrator and secretary to arbitral tribunals. She also assists parties in pre-arbitration phases as well as in annulment proceedings against arbitral awards before the Swiss Supreme Court. Her cases relate among others to M&A, joint ventures, distribution, licensing, service agreements, and international sales. Her industry experience includes among others telecommunications, trading, construction, energy, infrastructures, automobile, aircraft, shipbuilding, robotics and pharma.

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Partner, Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva (since 2019)

Associate, Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva (2011-2019)

Trainee, Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva (2009-2011)

Bar admission

Geneva Bar (2011) – admitted to all Swiss courts


Master of Law, University of Fribourg (2009)

Bachelor of Law, University of Fribourg (2007)


English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (basic knowledge)

Deals and cases

Counsel in an LCIA arbitration in the oil and gas industry, representing an African bulk distribution company against a leading commodity trading company

Counsel in a CiArb arbitration in the shipbuilding industry, representing a top tier European shipbuilder and shipyard operator against a services company

Counsel in an ICC case in the telecom industry, representing a Turkish conglomerate against a Finnish-Swedish group

Counsel in an UNCITRAL case and in three Swiss Rules cases in the steel industry, representing a leading global steel and raw materials player and a Swiss trading company against, respectively, a major Turkish steel producer, an Indonesian steel producer, a Moroccan manufacturer of pipes and profiles, and a Hong Kong customer

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Geneva and Swiss Bar Associations

Swiss Arbitration Association

Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato (AIA)

Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana (AIGLI)