Member Awards

2021 Award Recipients

In 2021, to celebrate 5 years since the launch of WISLaw, we awarded our inaugural Member Awards to celebrate those members which deserved recognition. Individuals were nominated by the public in each category, on which the membership then voted. Those with the most votes were awarded the awards during our November 2021 General Assembly.

The 2021 recipients were:

Melanie Scharer, Lawyer of the Year (Private Practice)

Awarded for her work in private practice as Founder of MS International Law, based in Switzerland. 

Alexandra Gomez Bruinewood, In-House Counsel of the Year

Awarded for her work in-house at FIFPRO.

Janie Soublière, Arbitrator of the Year

Awarded for demonstrated excellence in decision-making at the CAS and other sports arbitral tribunals.

Laurence Marquis, Rising Star

Awarded in recognition of her significant potential in the sector.

Catherine Pitre, WISLaw Award

Awarded for her contribution to the organisation and the promotion of its values.


2022 Award Recipients

We were proud to present the following awards to our members during our 2022 General Assembly, as nominated by the public and voted by the membership:


Isabel Falconer and Janie Soublière

Lawyers of the Year (Private Practice)

Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann and Erika Montemor Ferreira

In-House Counsels of the Year

Raphaelle Favre Schnyder and Brianna Quinn

Arbitrators of the Year

Kylie Arakkal and Caroline Mwanzia

Rising Stars

Lindsay Brandon and Annabelle Bennett

WISLaw Award Recipients