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Walder Wyss Ltd.
1211 GENEVA 3

Work Department

Dispute / White-Collar Crime


Rodolphe Gautier is partner and head of the Geneva Dispute Resolution Pracitce Group at Walder Wyss.
Rodolphe Gautier’s practice focuses on commercial disputes in Switzerland and international arbitration involving Swiss-connected parties, assets, substantive law or seats of arbitration. He also handles litigation relating to banking law issues. He is versed in white collar criminal proceedings – including frad, mismanagement, embezzlement, money laundering and bribery – tracing assets procedures and related international mutual assistance proceedings in Switzerland.


Rodolphe Gautier has 15 years of experience working on litigation and arbitration, asset tracing, white-collar crimes and related international mutual assistance in Switzerland.

Rodolphe Gautier joined Walder Wyss Ltd in 2017 and previously was a partner at Baker McKenzie, since 2009. 


French, English


He is registered with the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSiarb) and is admitted to practice in all Switzerland.


Rodolphe Gautier graduated in law with honours from the University of Fribourg in 1998, with a special mention in European law, and was admitted to the bar of Geneva in 2001. He spent part of his traineeship with the Geneva Civil Courts and in a well-known Geneva law firm. While foreign associate of Baker McKenzie Singapore in 2006–2007, he was auditor at the National University of Singapore with a focus on Asian comparative law.


Sailing, Art

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

The members of Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s French-Swiss offices are well versed in corporate, banking and finance, regulatory, litigation and white-collar criminal law as well as real estate, tax and private client matters. The Lausanne offering also includes experience in IP/IT, where managing partner Jürg Schneider is a key contact. Managing partner of the Geneva office, Philippe Pulfer, regularly acts for high-net-worth individuals, trust companies and charities. Alexandre Both handles M&A and PE transactions. Rodolphe GautierHubertus HillerströmOlivier SiggPatrick Vogel and Fouad Sayegh are also noted.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Walder Wyss Ltd. fields a large team of dispute resolution specialists, who operate from six offices across Switzerland. The practice is specialised in a broad range of commercial matters before Swiss courts, with particular expertise in injunctive relief as well as in handling the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Its offering also includes expertise in white-collar criminal law. Team head Dieter Hofmann is well versed in joint venture, M&A, shareholders’ and construction disputes. Rodolphe Gautier in Geneva is a ‘wise and valued adviser‘. Other names to note are counsel Urs SchenkerMicha Bühler and Maurice Courvoisier in Basel, as well as Oliver Kunz and Antonio Carbonara.