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Rechtsanwälte — Attorneys at Law

Dr. Giovanna Montanaro

Area of expertise

International and national transport law, commercial and insurance law, including maritime and aviation law. Representation of parties before state courts and arbitral tribunals in commercial matters. Contract review and advice on contract drafting.

Professional Career

  • Partner of Wartmann Merker (since 2018)
  • Associate and Counsel with an international business law firm in Zürich (2000-2017)
  • Lecturer of Private Law at EXPERTsuisse for prospective tax experts (since 1998)
  • Lecturer of Private Law at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Postgraduate Program for International Logistic Management, Olten and Windisch (2001-2012)
  • Traineeship at the European Commission (DG MOVE), Brussels (1999)
  • Research and teaching assistant at the University of Zurich for Swiss and European Law with Prof. H. Honsell, Zürich (1997-1998)
  • Trainee with an international law firm in Zurich and Geneva, (1994-1995)


  • University of Zurich, Dr.iur. 2001
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, Centre for Studies and Research 1999
  • University of Zurich, lic.iur. 1994


  • ASDA (Swiss Association for Aviation and Space Law): Member of the Board
  • SVSR (Swiss Maritime Law Association): Member of the Board
  • IBA (International Bar Association): Vice Chair of the Land Transport Subcommittee
  • EALA (European Air Law Association)
  • IAWA (International Aviation Womens Association)
  • SVS (Swiss Association for Shipping and Port Management)
  • WISTA (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association)
  • ZSN (Zurich Shipping Network)
  • DGTR (German Association for Transport Law)
  • SSC (Swiss Shippers Council)
  • ZAV (Zurich Bar Association)
  • SAV (Swiss Bar Association)

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