Mr Vincent Jeanneret > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes
P.O. Box 2088
1211 Geneva 1

Work Department

Geneva / Dispute Resolution / Insolvency and Restructuring / White-Collar Crime / Banking Litigation


Vincent Jeanneret is Of Counsel in the Dispute Resolution Group in Geneva, where he heads Schellenberg Wittmer’s Restructuring and Insolvency team. He was the Managing Partner of the firm from 2009 to 2014. He specializes in commercial and banking litigation with a focus on international and complex cases. He has been described as one of the few specialists who deals with major insolvency cases on the Swiss and international levels. He is regularly appointed by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, either as receiver or liquidator. He is frequently retained as counsel or expert in connection with white-collar crime cases at the federal or state level, as well as with international legal assistance or embargo law proceedings.


2009-2014 – Managing Partner of Schellenberg Wittmer

1996 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2020 – Of Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer


  • French
  • English
  • German


  • Active member of the AIJA (president of its Insolvency Commission)
  • Member of the Fédération Suisse des Avocats and of the Association Genevoise du Droit des Affaires, where he was a board member and treasurer (1996-2002), as well as the former chairman of the Société Genevoise de Droit et de Législation
  • Vincent was also appointed to the Management Board of the “Ecole de l’Avocature”
  • Member of the board of the Geneva Bar Association (2003 – 2009)


1989 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

1985 – lic. oec., University of Geneva (Business degree)

1982 – lic. iur., University of Geneva

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Fielding a team that is ‘commercial, clever, responsive and a pleasure to deal with’, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd handles high-profile, complex commercial litigation, often with a cross-border element. The team particularly stands out for its commercial and banking expertise and counts Credit Suisse, Volkswagen, EFG International and UBS as clients. Peter Burckhardt heads up the group in Zurich, while Louis Burrus and Clara Poglia were recently appointed as co-heads of the Geneva team. Other key practitioners include Christian Girod and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny, who focus on banking litigation; ‘top-notch litigatorStefan Leimgruber, Benjamin Borsodi, who leads the internal corporate investigations group, and of counsel Vincent Jeanneret. Katherine Bell was promoted to the partnership and Daniela Dardel was promoted to counsel in early 2022.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Hall of Fame)

Vincent Jeanneret – Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd fields a team of practitioners with considerable expertise in insolvency and restructuring. The firm covers the full spectrum of matters, with high activity in distressed M&A and refinancing, restructuring, enforcement and litigation cases. The group’s ability to draw on cross-departmental know-how adds value in interdisciplinary matters. Counsel Vincent Jeanneret has longstanding expertise in contentious R&I matters and heads up the practice. Of counsel Olivier Hari is well versed in distressed refinancings and cross-border instructions, while Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny and Louis Burrus focus on dispute resolution.