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Walder Wyss Ltd.
1211 GENEVA 3

Work Department

Dispute / White-Collar Crime




Rodolphe Gautier heads the Dispute Resolution practice of Geneva. He has almost 20 years of experience working in litigation and arbitration. His practice focuses on commercial and banking disputes in Switzerland and international arbitration involving Swiss-connected parties, assets, substantive law or seats of arbitration. He frequently acts for multinationals, domestic companies and individuals before civil and criminal courts and arbitral tribunals. His practice also includes applications for pre-emptive relief to locate and freeze assets and preserve evidence.

Additionally, Rodolphe Gautier handles white collar crime proceedings, often assisting corporations and executives in criminal prosecutions and international mutual assistance. He provides strategic and tactical advice in pre-litigation phases. He also acts as external counsel to multinationals and financial services providers in international investigations, compliance audits and reporting of suspicious transactions to the Money Laundering Reporting Office (MROS). He assists clients in their investigations of potential money laundering activities, notably in Art and in Sport.

He spent part of his traineeship with the Geneva Civil Courts and in a well-known Geneva law firm. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, he worked in Geneva (and Singapore as foreign associate) in an international law firm of which he became a partner in 2009.


Rodolphe Gautier speaks French and English.


Rodolphe Gautier speaks French and English. He is registered with both the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all Switzerland. He is also registered and admitted to practice as foreign lawyer with the Singapore International Commercial Court. He is on the list of arbitrators of ICC (Switzerland) and of SIAC (Singapore) and a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSiarb). He sits on the Legal Board of the Swiss Sailing Federation.


Born in 1976, Rodolphe Gautier was educated at Fribourg University (lic. iur. 1998, Master in Law and in European Law, with distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

The Geneva and Lausanne offices of Walder Wyss Ltd. are well known for their capabilities in private client matters, litigation and white-collar crime proceedings as well as banking and finance, regulatory, real estate and tax issues. Private client specialist Olivier Sigg heads the Geneva office while the Lausanne office is headed by IT and data protection expert Jürg Schneider. Philippe Pulfer, Alexandre Both, Rodolphe Gautier, Hubertus Hillerström, Patrick Vogel and Fouad Sayegh are other key contacts.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Walder Wyss Ltd. ‘cultivates a modern and flexible client approach’ which utilises the firm’s six offices across all language areas of Switzerland to provide comprehensive dispute resolution advice. The group demonstrates key expertise in a range of commercial litigation and injunctive relief work as well as knowledge of enforcement proceedings, white-collar crime mandates and corporate disputes. Dieter Hofmann heads up the group and focuses on construction, joint venture, shareholder and post-M&A disputes. Micha Bühler, engineering and construction expert Maurice Courvoisier, Geneva-based Rodolphe Gautier and Andrea Meier, who has expertise in industrial and infrastructure claims, are also active practitioners.