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LALIVE

35 RUE DE LA MAIRIE, PO BOX 6569, 1211 GENEVA 6, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 105 20 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 105 20 60
Email:
Web:
www.lalive.ch
Doha, Geneva, London, Zurich

Sandrine Giroud

Tel:
Work +41 58 105 2000
Email:
LALIVE

Work Department

Dispute resolution – international and domestic litigation.

Position

Counsel. Specialised in complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings, in particular in commercial and banking litigation, private clients and trust disputes, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, asset recovery, civil and criminal international legal assistance including extradition and public international law including immunity issues. Particular expertise in art law, advising art collectors, art market professionals and museums on all art-related legal issues with a special focus on dispute resolution and transactional matters.

Career

LALIVE since 2009; legal adviser at the Swiss Federal Office of Justice in Berne (2006-08).

Languages

French, English and German.

Member

Include International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA) and Geneva Bar Association (ODA - President of the Human Rights Committee), Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM), Director of the Art Law Foundation, Member of the Foundation council of the Swiss National Museum.

Education

Admitted in Switzerland (2008); LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement from the University of Geneva (2009); STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (2012); Diploma in International Human Rights, the Human Rights Centre of the University of Nottingham (2004). Law degree magna cum laude, University of Fribourg with a Master of Law, majoring in European Law (2003); exchange student, University of Bristol as an exchange student (2000-01).


Switzerland

Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Lalive is best known for its expertise in banking, litigation, arbitration and private client matters. Clients recommend Alexander Troller, Marc Henzelin and Sandrine Giroud.

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Switzerland: Banking and finance

Geneva

Within: Geneva

The ‘very client-oriented and responsiveLalive delivers ‘outstanding services’ in litigation against banks by applying ‘aggressive’ methods; however, ‘strong practical advice’ is also provided on regulatory issues. Marc Henzelin often represents high-net worth individuals in asset freezing, fraud and wrongful execution matters and jointly heads the practice with Alexander Troller, who is an ‘exceptional practitioner with unrivalled technical expertise’. ‘Effective’ litigator Sandrine Giroud is also recommended.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Litigation

Within: Next generation lawyers

Sandrine Giroud - Lalive

Within: Litigation

Lalive provides ‘a heavy-weight contentious offering’, including a ‘specialisation in white-collar crime’. The team also exhibits strength in banking, commercial, private client, energy, real estate, employment and IP disputes and recently represented the Lybian Investment Authority in a $58m asset recovery case against Société Générale. Other work included representing the head of a Middle Eastern group against multijurisdictional fraud claims worth $9bn. The ‘knowledgeable and well-respectedMarc Henzelin, who jointly leads the practice with Alexander Troller, the ‘attentive, accurate and conciseSandrine Giroud and ‘commercially astute’ counsel Sonja Maeder Morvant are recommended. Matthias Gstoehl joined the Zurich office from Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG.

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