Birgit Sambeth Glasner

Contact Birgit Sambeth Glasner

[email protected]
+ 41 58 810 22 33
+ 41 79 859 12 84 (GSM)

Altenburger, 11bis rue Toepffer,
1206 Geneva


Practicing dispute prevention and resolution on a full-time basis, Birgit is a Partner at Altenburger Switzerland, specialized in international issues, such as business, commercial, banking and finance, employment, intellectual property, construction or cross border inheritance and family.

Formerly deputy Conciliation Judge at the Geneva Court besides her activities as attorney at law, she is acting as Mediator as well as assisting Parties in Mediations since 1997.

On the same year, she co-founded the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation.

Listed in "Who's Who Mediation" since 2011 as “Highly experienced mediator, with a truly international practice and commended for her strategic outlook when it comes to dispute resolution", Birgit has been selected as "n° 1 most regarded Mediator in Switzerland in 2019, whom peers describe as excellent mediator with strong language skills".

A Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and a Member of the European Advisory Board of CPR-ADR, she is a sworn mediator at various Courts in Switzerland and is accredited / listed with various institutions such as ICC, SCAI, WIPO, INSOL, IMI, CEDR, CAM (Milan), SCIA (Shenzen) and the TAS-CAS Court of Arbitration for Sport.

She also acts as External Mediator for the WTO World Trade Organization (WTO) since 2016 as well as for various Banks, Companies and other Organizations.            .

Birgit implemented alternative dispute resolution at the Geneva Bar while setting up the first ADR Commission in 2012 dealing with arbitration, mediation, collaborative law and Dispute Boards.

One of her favorite activities in the field is teaching mediation such as at the MIDS Master in International Dispute Settlements, Graduate Institute HEI Geneva, as well as at the Universities of Fribourg and Geneva, as well as previously in Torino and Hamburg.

She speaks fluently French, German and English as well as some broken Spanish and Italian.