Ms Ludivine Boisard > Pestalozzi > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Financial services / Real estate / Corporate M&A


Member of the Financial Services, the Real Estate & Environment and the Corporate/M&A groups in Geneva. Practice covers all types of domestic and cross-border banking transactions, with an emphasis on financing transactions. Advises clients on financial services regulations, including regulatory and contractual issues relating to the establishment and the business of banks, securities dealers, asset managers and exchanges.                                   


Junior associate at Swiss law firm (2003). University of Geneva (lic. iur., 2003). New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2006). Bar Admission (2006). Bar admission: New York (USA, 2007). Associate at major Swiss law firm (2007). Associate at Pestalozzi (2014). Partner at Pestalozzi (2017).


French, English and German.


Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Pestalozzi offers ‘seamless service to clients, demonstrating commercial awareness and presenting creative solutions‘. The Geneva-office’s strengths are financial transactions, regulatory, litigation and arbitration, M&A and white-collar criminal law matters. Dispute resolution specialist Christophe Emonet and transaction expert Sébastien Roy are key contacts. Nicolas Herren and Ludivine Boisard are also noted.

Switzerland > Capital markets

The capital markets practice at Pestalozzi is active in an impressive range of matters, including IPOs, debt and bridge financings, equity derivatives, and stock exchange listings. A particular area of expertise is acting for a variety of clients in high yield bond issues. Active clients include entities of the calibre of Swisscom, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. The practice co-heads are bonds-expert Oliver Widmer and structured products advisor Urs KloetiSeverin Roelli knows the SIX listing regulations and stock exchange law well, while Beat Schwarz focuses on debt capital markets. Christian Leuenberger is a key contact in raising capital. Ludivine Boisard is an integral team member in Geneva.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

One of Pestalozzi‘s key strengths is representing clients in banking and finance disputes. The team is well known for handling civil claims for banks, as well as matters relating to asset tracing and recovery, white-collar criminal law and regulatory proceedings, all areas of strength for practice co-head Christophe Emonet. The group is further active in banking M&A and finance transactions, which is fellow co-head Sébastien Roy‘s speciality. Other names to note are Ludivine Boisard and Nicolas Herren. Andrea Huber, who is a key name for asset management and investment funds, was a new arrival in 2020.