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Oberle, Chiara

Chiara Oberle


Not admitted to the bar (practicing under direct supervision of a member of the Zurich Bar)

Direct Tel: +41 44 253 80 11
Tel: +41 44 253 80 00 Fax: +41 44 253 80 01

Chiara is a trainee lawyer in Quinn Emanuel’s Zurich office. Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Chiara clerked for the Honorable Judge Zünd at the European Court of Human Rights. In this capacity she drafted opinions for Judge Zünd, prepared case notes on admissibility in complex applications, and helped write draft judgments on cases presenting novel issues in human rights law. Previously, Chiara worked as the legal advisor to a renowned foundation active in strategic environmental litigation, where she developed case strategies and co-drafted submissions in matters before an international tribunal. Chiara has also been a research assistant in private international law for Professor Kadner Graziano, and, for two years, served as the legal advisor to a software company based in Switzerland.

Chiara holds a Master of Laws from the University of Geneva and completed a semester abroad at Harvard Law School, where she also volunteered as a student attorney. Her Master’s Thesis on white-collar crime and environmental law was shortlisted for the University of Geneva’s Faculty Prize, and she was invited by the World Commission on Environmental Law to present it at the 2022 International Environmental Law Conference. She also holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor in International Relations from the University of Geneva. She won the Faculty Prize for her Bachelor’s Thesis in Law and International Relations and graduated from her Bachelor of Law degree as class valedictorian.

Chiara sits on the Interim Steering Committee of the Climate Crisis Commission, of which she was a founding member, at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). She won the national title in her division of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and continues to practice combat sports.

Chiara is fluent in English, French, German, and Italian.

  • University of Geneva
    Master of Law (exchange semester at Harvard Law School), shortlisted for Faculty Prize for Master’s Thesis
  • University of Geneva
    Certificate in Transnational Law
  • University of Geneva
    Bachelor of Law, Valedictorian (Prix Schellenberg Wittmer)
  • University of Geneva
    Bachelor in International Relations, awarded Faculty Prize for Bachelor’s Thesis
  • Not admitted to the bar (practicing under direct supervision of a member of the Zurich Bar)
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian