Isabelle Romy’s practice focuses on international litigation, arbitration and private international law in commercial matters. She is also a leading expert in environmental and construction law in Switzerland, and regularly advises private companies and public bodies in these areas, including in environmental litigation. She regularly acts as an expert on issues of environmental law and international procedural law in Swiss courts as well as in proceedings before foreign courts.
Isabelle Romy joined Froriep as a partner in 2012 and is currently the office managing partner of our office in Zurich. Before moving to Froriep, Isabelle Romy worked for another leading commercial law firm in Zurich for 17 years, becoming a partner in 2003.
Isabelle Romy is a professor of law and has taught at the University of Fribourg and the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) since 1996. She has been a member of the Sanction Commission of the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2002, and vice-chairman since 2008. She served as a deputy judge at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court from 2003 until the end of 2008.
Isabelle Romy was member of the board of directors of UBS AG and UBS Group AG from August 2012 to 2020. She was a member of the audit committee and of the governance and nominating committee.
She chairs the board of directors of Central Real Estate Holding AG and of Central Real Estate Basel AG since September 2019.
She has been a delegate as well as a member of the Fundraising Committee of the Swiss National Committee for UNICEF since April 2015.
She has authored many publications on private international law, civil procedure and environmental law (including construction law).