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Nicolas de Gottrau

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Partner specializing in: * Banking and Finance * Corporate Law * Insolvency * International Transactions * Litigation * Marine & Transport * Mutual Legal Assistance and criminal law.


* Member (contributeur externe) of the Centre for Banking and Financial Law of the University of Geneva School of Law ( (2003 to date) * Seminar lecturer (Documentary Credits), Master of Advanced Studies in Banking & Finance (LLM Banking & Finance), University of Geneva (summer semester 2011) * Lecturer (Fraud in Documentary Credit Transactions), Master of Advanced Studies in Economic Crime Investigation, Haute école de gestion (HEG) Neuchâtel (2001 to date) * Seminar lecturer (Secured Transactions) with Prof. B. Foëx, Master of Advanced Studies in Business Law (MBL), University of Geneva (2001 to 2009) * Attorney with Petitpierre & Partners Geneva (1991-1992) * Legal Adviser of Tardy de Watteville & Cie Private Bankers [now Banque Vontobel Genève SA] Geneva (1989-1990) * Banking Practice (Int'l Capital Market Financing) with Union Bank of Switzerland [now UBS SA] Head Office Zürich (1987-1988).


* French * English * German.


* Geneva Bar Association * Swiss Bar Association * Geneva Association of Business Law.


* New York Bar (1992) * Geneva Bar (1987) * University of Geneva (Doctorate in Law, summa cum laude, Prof. Walther Hug's Prize and Joseph Des Arts' Award, 1999) * Duke University School of Law (LL.M., 1991) * University of Geneva (Licence en droit, 1984).


Banking and finance: Geneva

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Nicolas de Gottrau - Python

Within: Banking and finance: Geneva

Python's range of services include handling regulatory matters such as licensing subsidiaries and investment schemes, assisting with anti-money laundering implementations, international compliance, litigation, investigations, contracts and financial transactions. Nicolas de Gottrau and Jean-Yves Rebord are the main contacts.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

The unique focus areas of Python's litigation team include London-based private insurance claims involving Swiss banks and fund managers, international inheritance disputes, as well as various commercial, insolvency-related and criminal proceedings. Dominique Henchoz and Homayoon Arfazadeh are the practice heads, while banking litigator Nicolas de Gottrau and administrative law expert Philippe Ciocca are additional key contacts.

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Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Python covers banking, corporate, real estate, tax and private client work. Nicolas de Gottrau, Marc Iynedjian, Christophe de Kalbermatten, Homayoon Arfazadeh and Etienne von Streng are the names to note.

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