Mr Louis Burrus > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Dispute Resolution / Banking and Finance / Internal Corporate Investigations / White-Collar Crime and Compliance


Louis Burrus is a Partner and the co-head of the Dispute Resolution Group in Geneva. He is dual-qualified in Switzerland and in England & Wales (Solicitor of the Senior Courts). Louis specializes in domestic and international commercial litigation, in particular in banking and financial disputes. He advises clients in cross-border multi-jurisdictional disputes and has extensive experience in conducting corporate internal investigations, including white-collar matters.


  • Lead counsel to a SIX-listed company in a post-transaction dispute further to the acquisition of a new subsidiary (price-adjustment mechanisms, enforcement of warranties, etc.)
  • Acted for a European energy company in enforcing a several hundred million arbitration award (ICC, seat in NYC), including by way of an attachment order (worldwide enforcement case)
  • Advising a major Swiss bank participating into the United States Department of Justice’s (DoJ) Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target Letters for Swiss banks (co-Project Manager role)


2016 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2014 – Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in London

2010 – Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2007 – Junior associate at Baker & McKenzie in Geneva


  • French
  • German
  • English


  • Board member of the Swiss LegalTech Association
  • Member of several professional associations such as the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the Law Society of England & Wales and the American Bar Association


2016 – Bar Admission in England & Wales (Solicitor of the Senior Courts)

2009 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

2007 – Certificate in “International Business Transactions with Chinese Characteristics”, Cornell-Bucerius Summer Law Institute in Suzhou, China

2007 – Master of Law, University of Fribourg

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd‘s teams stand out for being ‘creative, sharp, and perfectly managed‘. The core pillars of the Geneva office are dispute resolution, namely litigation and international arbitration as well as investigations and white-collar criminal law, areas of focus for Philippe BärtschLouis BurrusBenjamin Borsodi and Paul Gully-Hart; banking and finance, where Caroline ClemetsonTarek Houdrouge and Grégoire Wuest are key names; real estate and construction, where Yves Jeanrenaud specialises; and corporate and M&A, which is the focus of Christoph Vonlanthen.