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Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva Tier 3

The team at Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés is instructed by banks, asset managers, fund distributors, family offices, and trust services companies to assist with their banking and finance matters. Areas of expertise include representation in civil and administrative proceedings, obtaining licences, regulatory advice as well as compliance matters. The key practitioners are Géraldine Badel Poitras, Damien Cand and Christian Valentini.

Practice head(s):

Géraldine Badel Poitras; Damien Cand; Christian Valentini

Work highlights

  • Advised Cronos Finance SA on financial strategy regulation as an independent member of the board.

Switzerland > Employment Tier 3

One of the focus areas of boutique business law firm Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés is employment law where the unit advises on all aspects of private and public employment law, including related areas such as pensions, social insurance, data protection and unfair competition. The team surrounding practice head Vanessa Maraia-Rossel is adept at advising on employee remuneration schemes, business transfers, transfers of employees, individual as well as collective dismissals and assists clients with the resolution of any corresponding disputes before judicial and administrative authorities.

Practice head(s):

Switzerland > Tax Tier 4

Led by Nicole Fragnière Meyer, the team at Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés regularly advises corporate clients on M&A transactions, restructurings, cross-border relocation of businesses as well as day-to-day operations. It further covers tax audits, litigation, and VAT-related matters. The group also advises private clients on their tax needs.

Practice head(s):

Nicole Fragnière Meyer

Other key lawyers:

Alexandre Steiner

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Boutique firm Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés covers restructurings, financings, fundraisings, and acquisitions for Swiss and foreign clients. The team is particularly sought after by companies active in the healthcare and luxury sectors. Damien Cand combines corporate, dispute resolution and banking law expertise. Nicole Fragnière Meyer‘s practice also covers tax law. The duo head the team together with the Hong Kong-based Christian Valentini.

Founded in 1982 and nowadays established in Geneva and Hong Kong, Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés provides advice and legal representation in the conduct of their business to individual and corporate clients, both Swiss and international.

The legal training and experience of our partners and associates enables us to offer fully personalized services, adapted to each client’s particular needs and oriented towards practical solutions.

Our firm guarantees each and every client direct and continuing communication with one or more partners with a view to forging a long-term relationship based on accessibility, efficiency and confidentiality.

We are not only fully conversant with the latest legal developments but also seek to anticipate the evolution of law in our areas of expertise so as to be able to propose lasting solutions to our clients.

Rather than belonging to a more or less exclusive international legal alliance, we have built up an extensive international network of prominent correspondents and business contacts and are thus able to freely select among them the one most qualified and best suited for a specific matter.

Imbued with a strong team spirit, our firm provides all its clients with highest-quality services combining diverse areas of expertise, an international orientation and extensive experience of close collaboration with counterparts abroad. This enables us to conduct or coordinate highly complex transactions and litigation within Switzerland and at international level.

Established in Geneva since its foundation, our firm opened a Hong Kong office in Autumn 2014. The main purpose of our Hong Kong office is to advise Swiss and European clients already operating or wishing to operate in Asia. Our firm also advises Asian corporations, financial institutions and private clients which intend to invest or settle down in Switzerland.

We enjoy a strong reputation for reliability, professionalism and integrity among our clients, our peers and judicial and administrative authorities.

Corporate and M&A Damien 22 702 19 00
Contracts and transactions Damien 22 702 19 00
Banking and finance Géraldine Badel 22 702 19 00
Tax Nicole Fragnière 22 702 19 00
Private clients Nicole Fragnière 22 702 19 00
Employment Vanessa Maraia 22 702 19 00
Litigation Vanessa Maraia 22 702 19 00
Insolvency and bankruptcy Damien 22 702 19 00
FinTech and RegTech Géraldine Badel 22 702 19 00
Géraldine Badel Poitras photoMrs Géraldine Badel PoitrasPartner ; areas of practice include Banking and Finance law and regulation,…
Géraldine Badel Poitras  photoMe Géraldine Badel Poitras
Damien Cand photoMr Damien CandPartner; Areas of practice include Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts and…
Sabine Elkaïm photoMrs Sabine ElkaïmAssociate; Areas of practice include Employment, Contracts and Transactions, Insolvency, Litigation
Nicole Fragnière Meyer photoMrs Nicole Fragnière MeyerPartner; Areas of practice include Tax law, VAT, Corporate law, Contracts and…
Pierre Gillioz photoMr Pierre GilliozPartner; Areas of practice include Corporate law, Tax law, Private Clients, Trusts…
Bernardo Marques photoMr Bernardo MarquesAssociate; Areas of practice include Banking and Finance, Private Clients, Corporate Law,…
Vanessa Rossel photoMs Vanessa RosselPartner; Areas of practice include Employment Law, Social Insurances and Pension; Litigation…
Alexandre Steiner photoMr Alexandre SteinerAssociate; Areas of practice include Tax, Corporate law, Contracts and Transactions.
Christian Valentini photoMr Christian ValentiniHong Kong Resident Partner; Areas of practice include Banking and Finance, Private…
Number of lawyers : 9
Other offices : Hong Kong