Mr Alexander Troller > LALIVE > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 6569
1211 GENEVA 6
Alexander Troller photo

Work Department

Litigation, Business advisory, Investigations, Regulatory & Compliance, White Collar Crime, Private Client




Alexander Troller joined LALIVE in 1997 and is a partner since 2003. He specialises in litigation, with particular emphasis on financial matters, corporate and shareholder disputes, white collar crime, estate and inheritance disputes, employment conflicts and more generally, asset recovery and judicial assistance in civil and criminal matters.

On the non-contentious side, Alexander Troller routinely advises corporations and individuals in the structuring and financing of transactions and partnerships, the establishing, purchase and sale of businesses and the planning of estates. His broad litigation practice gives him a strong understanding of the full business cycle and the related needs of his clients. He has expertise in a wide range of industry sectors including private clients, banking & finance, natural resources, utilities and infrastructure projects.

Alexander Troller is a member of numerous professional associations including the Swiss Society of Jurists, the Geneva Association for Business Law and the Geneva Society of Law and Legislation. In 2004, he was appointed as Senior Special Fellow to the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) for the legal aspects of the public debt and financial management programme for developing countries, where he acted as expert-consultant, leading multiple training seminars to Ministry of Finance and Central bank officers in Africa and Central Asia. In 2012, he was elected by his peers to the Council of the Geneva Bar Association, where he served until 2018.

Before joining LALIVE, Alexander Troller held various positions in the commercial and in the banking sector (in commodity finance), including with Banque Paribas in Paris as a structuring officer, International Trade Engineering and Commodities & Trade Finance Departments (1994-1997), Firmenich Inc. and Firmenich SA as legal counsel in New Jersey, USA (1994) and in Geneva (1993).  He graduated from the University of Geneva in 1989.


French, English, German.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE is well known for its strengths in domestic and international dispute resolution and arbitration. The key practitioners Matthias Scherer, Alexander Troller, Sandrine Giroud, Domitille Baizeau, Marc Henzelin, Veijo Heiskanen and Michael Schneider all have specific areas of expertise, including commercial contracts, financial matters, fraud, asset recovery, joint ventures, M&A transactions, economic criminal law and construction matters.

Switzerland > Private client

LALIVE has a strong focus on dispute resolution and advises high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families, family offices, trusts and fiduciary holding companies in particular relation to the litigation of private client matters. The ‘prompt, responsive and knowledgeable‘ team represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings regarding disputed inheritances, matrimonial proceedings and divorces as well as trust and banking and financial services litigation. The key practitioners are the ‘very experiencedAlexander Troller, the ‘stellarWerner Jahnel, the ‘stand-outSandrine Giroud and Simone Nadelhofer.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

LALIVE is noted for its know-how in acting for corporate investors and private clients in matters such as fraud, mismanagement of assets, improper execution and fraudulent orders and disputes related to structured and derivative products. Under the lead of Alexander Troller, Sandrine Giroud and Marc Henzelin, the group also covers regulatory, compliance and investigations mandates. Nicolas Ollivier made partner in early 2021.