Prof. Dr. Isabelle Romy
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 elected to the board of directors of UBS AG in May 2012 and to the board of directors of UBS Group AG in 2014. She is a member of the audit committee and of the governance and nominating committee.
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).
Isabelle Romy is fluent in French, German and English.
She is a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the Zurich Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association.
Who's Who Legal Environment (2019) has ranked Isabelle Romy as the most highly regarded lawyer in Switzerland for environmental law and says "Isabelle Romy stands out as one of the foremost environmental lawyers in Switzerland. She stands out for her top-tier handling of both contentious and non-contentious matters" and praises her in 2017 as "one of the best practitioners in Switzerland on environmental legal issues" and as having "fantastic litigation skills" (2014). She is listed by Who's Who international as well as "thought leaders Switzerland 2018" while Legal 500 describes her as "highly professional and solution-oriented" as well as "very experienced in environmental legal issues and international litigation" (2018).