Mr Gerald Virieux > VISCHER > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Rue du Cloître 2-4
1211 Geneva 3

Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration




Gerald Virieux started his legal career in the year 2000. After working as in-house counsel, Gerald trained for, and passed the Geneva bar in 2004, and he has been practicing as an attorney ever since. He currently heads the Dispute Resolution Team of VISCHER’s Geneva office. Gerald represents Swiss and foreign clients before state courts and arbitral tribunals in connection with commercial disputes. His practice focuses notably on disputes involving cross-border aspects, and on the recognition and enforcement of foreign court decisions and arbitral awards. Gerald’s practice also includes employment disputes.


Gerald advises his clients in French, English, German and Spanish


Swiss Bar Association
Geneva Bar Association
Basel Bar Association (non-active member)
Swiss Arbitration Association – ASA
Swiss Society of Jurists (SSJ)
International Bar Association – IBA


Gerald obtained his law degree from the University of Fribourg in 1999. He also holds a Master in Business Law from the University of Geneva (2002), and an LL.M in International Arbitration from the University of Miami School of Law (2011).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Employment

VISCHER‘s employment practice advises on all aspects of employment and labour law as well as related fields of immigration, social security, pensions and data protection. The team is highly experienced in major corporate restructurings and all related issues, such as union disputes and strikes, and has further notable experience with internal investigations regarding gender discrimination and harassment. Specialist for executive remuneration, staffing and all employment related issues of restructurings Marc Ph. Prinz heads the practice and is supported by co-heads Anela Lucic and Gerald Virieux from the Basel and Geneva offices respectively.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

With ‘a very commercial and pragmatic approach’, VISCHER has continued its recent growth strategy with the early 2021 promotion of Raphael Butz to partner and the recruitment in late 2021 of corporate dispute expert Karin Graf from Wenger Plattner. While the group has a broad litigation practice, the team has notable expertise in asset-related matters, international litigation and the enforcement of foreign judgments. Daniele Favalli, Thomas Weibel and Gerald Virieux lead the team from Zurich, Basel and Geneva respectively. Managing partner Christian Oetiker, Felix C Meier-Dieterle and Lorenz Ehrler also contribute to the practice.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

VISCHER’s ‘excellent and balanced team’ has been active in a broad range of mandates, acting as both counsel and arbitrator. The group is led by Daniele Favalli, Christian Oetiker and Gerald Virieux in Zurich, Basel and Geneva respectively. Other key individuals include Thomas Weibel, Raphael Butz and new recruit Karin Graf, who joined from Wenger Plattner in 2021.