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 > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Leading individuals)

Vincent JeanneretSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd impresses with its ability to handle a broad range of insolvency and restructuring mandates. The team has deep expertise in distressed M&A and refinancing, restructuring, enforcement and related litigation, areas in which it works closely with colleagues in other departments of the firm. Of counsel Vincent Jeanneret in Geneva is regularly appointed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) as receiver or liquidator. He leads the group together with of counsel Olivier Hari, who is well versed in corporate restructurings, and dispute resolution expert Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd has considerable expertise in acting for financial institutions, companies from the energy and consumer goods industries as well as individuals. The team is regularly engaged in a variety of banking and commercial disputes, where it works closely across practice groups. Another active field is representation in white-collar criminal law and investigations, where Peter Burckhardt and of counsel Vincent Jeanneret in Geneva have particular experience. Burckhardt jointly leads the practice with Geneva-based Clara Poglia and Louis Burrus. Christian Girod, who is well versed in banking matters, Stefan LeimgruberUrs Hoffmann-Nowotny and counsel Roland Ryser provide additional support.