Nicolas Ollivier > LALIVE > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 6569
1211 GENEVA 6
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Work Department

Litigation, Business advisory, White Collar Crime




Nicolas Ollivier joined LALIVE in Geneva 2012 and in 2021 was promoted partner. He specialises in banking and finance litigation, an area where he has contributed to developing the firm’s expertise and practice. He regularly advises and represents clients in complex cases involving margin calls, fund mismanagement, fraudulent transfer orders, bank bankruptcy, freezing of accounts, financial frauds, FinTech, tokenisation as well as in administrative and enforcement proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, and other high value, cross border commercial litigation matters.

He is a member of the International Bar Association, the Association Genevoise du Droit des Affaires, the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Federation of Lawyers. Nicolas was appointed in 2020 as a member of the governing body of FINSOM, the very first non-profit ombudsman organisation pursuing public interest purposes, approved by the Swiss federal government in accordance with the Swiss Financial Services Act.

Before joining LALIVE, Nicolas Ollivier worked as an associate with FBT Avocats SA, in Geneva, in the banking group (2011-2012). He previously trained with Boivin & Nussbaumer in Fribourg (2005-2007).

Nicolas Ollivier graduated from the University of Fribourg with a Master of Law, majoring European Law (2004) and holds an LL.M from the University of Durham (with Distinction) (2010).


French, English, German

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

(Next Generation Partners)

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Litigation specialist LALIVE represents major corporate clients and high net-worth individuals on fraud, mismanagement of assets, improper execution and fraudulent orders and disputes related to structured and derivative products. The team distinguishes itself by representing clients against banks. Practice co-head Alexander Troller litigates financial matters, corporate and shareholder disputes, white-collar crime, and asset recovery. Nicolas Ollivier, who also co-heads the team, has specific technical knowledge regarding complex financial products and often handles complex banking disputes. Sandrine Giroud and Benoît A. Mauron are also key team members.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

‘Exceptional’ LALIVE regularly represents Swiss-based multinational corporations, international organisations, wealth services providers and trust companies across an extensive variety of commercial, banking, private client and commercial disputes. The team possesses notable expertise in enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards before Swiss courts. André Brunschweiler, who holds high esteem for his shareholders’ disputes expertise, and tri-lingual Nicolas Ollivier, who is adept in advising clients on complex banking litigation issues, co-helm the practice. Alexander Troller’s arsenal of experience incorporates financial matters, white-collar crime and employment issues, among others. Transnational and domestic litigation expert Marc Henzelin and Simone Nadelhofer, who possesses a wealth of experience in white-collar crime and regulatory and internal investigations are other key names to note.