Ms Sandrine Giroud > LALIVE > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 6569
1211 GENEVA 6
Sandrine Giroud photo

Work Department

Dispute resolution – international and domestic litigation.


Partner. Specialised in complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings, in particular in commercial and banking litigation, private clients and trust disputes, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, asset recovery, civil and criminal international legal assistance including extradition and public international law including immunity issues. Particular expertise in art law, advising art collectors, art market professionals and museums on all art-related legal issues with a special focus on dispute resolution and transactional matters.


LALIVE since 2009; legal adviser at the Swiss Federal Office of Justice in Berne (2006-08).


French, English and German.


International Bar Association (Litigation Committee Officer), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Swiss Bar Association, Geneva Bar Association (Chair of the Human Rights Committee), Professional Advisors to the International Art Market, Art Law Foundation (Member of the Board), Swiss National Museum (Member of the Board).


Admitted in Switzerland (Fribourg 2008); LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (University of Geneva 2009); Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP 2012); Diploma in International Human Rights Law (University of Nottingham 2004); Master of  Law (University of Fribourg 2003); Exchange year (University of Bristol 2000-01).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

The core areas of LALIVE‘s practice include dispute resolution against financial institutions, advice on regulatory issues and internal investigations, as well as capital market and fintech matters. Alexander Troller represents a private client in claiming assets worth $70m from a private bank that had blocked offshore company accounts due to US tax compliance and money laundering allegations. Another highlight was Sandrine Giroud‘s advice to a finance solution provider concerning the drafting of pledge agreements for the use of artworks as loan collateral. Litigator Dr Marc Henzelin is the another name to note.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Sandrine GiroudLALIVE

Top international firm‘ LALIVE is ‘very client-oriented, prompt and precise, having a tight grip on the issues involved and offering forward-thinking solutions‘. Covering civil and criminal litigation, the ten-partner team focuses especially on commercial, private client, banking and white-collar crime disputes, while also engaging in contentious matters from the employment, real estate and intellectual property fields. In headline work, ‘outstanding white-collar crime litigator‘ Marc Henzelin, ‘highly experienced and knowledgeable‘ Sandrine Giroud, ‘good listener‘ Matthias Gstoehl and Simone Nadelhofer are acting for Latin American government in an asset tracing and recovery investigation worth $1bn, involving over a hundred civil litigation cases against multiple Swiss banks, fiduciaries, companies and individuals. Alexander Troller represents an ultra-high-net-worth individual as defendant against $400m-worth of damages claims brought by a former alleged partner. André Brunschweiler was promoted to the partnership in January 2018.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE has international experience in banking and finance, dispute resolution and private client law. The Geneva team includes Alexander Troller, Domitille Baizeau, Dr Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud , Matthias SchererMichael E Schneider, Thomas Widmer and Dr Veijo Heiskanen.

Switzerland > Private client

With a specialism in inheritance, trust and estate disputes, media litigation, matrimonial cases, art-related advice and matters concerning the protection of elderly family members, clients appreciate LALIVE‘s ‘highly skilled team‘ for its ‘cohesive nature, outstanding case management, supportiveness and emotional presence‘. Litigator Alexander Troller and ‘experienced and readily available‘ Sandrine Giroud, who has ‘exceptional strategic skills and great conviction to win difficult cases‘, are the key partners in Geneva. ‘Knowledgeable‘ inheritance law specialist Dr Werner Jahnel and Dr Simone Nadelhofer are the standout names in Zurich.