Elena Rodriguez is an associate in Niederer Kraft Frey’s Dispute Resolution team. Her practice focuses on cross-border litigation, investigations and arbitration in complex commercial and financial disputes as well as white-collar investigations and defense. She also advises clients in connection with commercial contracts, company, employment and commercial law. Elena is fluent in German, English, Spanish and French.


The following is a selection of matters in which Elena Rodriguez acted:

  • Advising a global steel producer in a cross-border investigation regarding global sanctions compliance (Iran) triggered by a whistleblower

  • Defending a major financial institution in litigation regarding international investments

  • Representing the world’s largest wealth management bank in highly complex cross-border proceedings relating to the repatriation of a fortune, involving sophisticated questions and solutions on mutual and judicial assistance

  • Defending a leading European car manufacturer regarding investigations and court proceedings initiated by the Swiss Competition Commission regarding alleged prevention of parallel imports of vehicles to Switzerland (landmark case)

  • Representing Swiss entities involved in governmental investigations with regard to cross-border evidence collection and secrecy laws in Switzerland

  • Advising a client on public broadcasting and sponsorship rights in worldwide sports events

  • Zurich, Swiss and International Bar Associations (ZAV, SAV, IBA)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • International Chamber of Commerce's Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)
  • Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA)