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

PO BOX 6569
1211 GENEVA 6
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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 > Private client

LALIVE‘s private client group leverages teams in both Zurich and Geneva, with the former practice headed up by Werner Jahnel and Simone Nadelhofer, and the latter led by Alexander Troller and Sandrine Giroud. The practice assists ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals with matters spanning international inheritance law, art law, banking and financial services litigation, and matrimonial proceedings.

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

LALIVE represents corporate clients, executives, state entities and individuals in investigations before regulatory bodies and enforcement agencies, also supporting on the development of risk and compliance management systems. The team regularly conducts internal investigations in cases involving bribery, embezzlement, disloyal management and tax offences. Alexander Troller has broad expertise in asset recovery and judicial assistance as well as financial disputes and white-collar crime, whereas Daniel Lucien Bühr and Simone Nadelhofer specialise in regulatory cross border investigations and ESG compliance. Sandrine Giroud is an expert in business and human rights, with Matthias Gstoehl supporting the team with litigation skills and his expertise in derivative instruments, hedge funds and all financial products.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

LALIVE‘s Geneva and Zurich offices work cohesively as a fully integrated unit, which handles a range of top-level international and domestic civil and criminal litigation. Geneva team leader Sandrine Giroud has a diverse practice focused on multi-jurisdictional commercial and private wealth disputes, while André Brunschweiler, who leads in Zurich, specialises in corporate litigation and the related advisory disputes. Alexander Troller covers financial matters and corporate and shareholder disputes, in addition to a focus on white-collar crime matters, which is shared by Marc Henzelin and Simone Nadelhofer.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

LALIVE is particularly noted for its work acting against banks, frequently representing corporate investors, family offices, and private clients facing matters involving the mismanagement of assets, fraudulent orders, and improper executions. The department also handles regulatory matters, financial transactions, and securitisations. Litigator Alexander Troller co-leads the group alongside Nicolas Ollivier, who has experience in complex banking disputes. Marc Henzelin and Sandrine Giroud are also key names to note.