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Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés

Banking and finance: Geneva Tier 3

Contractual work, regulatory advice, fintech projects and investment transactions constitute the bulk of expertise at Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés. Recent highlights include advising on the initial coin offering of a cryptocurrency wealth management platform and assisting with a compliance matter related to the Financial Market Infrastructure Act for a private bank, both advised by Géraldine Badel PoitrasDamien Cand focuses on banking matters for private clients.

Employment Tier 3

Geneva-based boutique firm Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés provides contractual, remuneration, transfer, dismissal and regulatory advice, and also has notable expertise in whistle-blowing matters. Key partner Vanessa Maraia-Rossel represents an international trading company headquartered in France in six employment disputes concerning claims related to bonuses and participation plans.

Tax Tier 4

The five-lawyer tax practice at Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés primarily acts for mid-sized international groups and domestic companies on tax structuring issues related to M&A, banking and employment matters. Nicole Fragnière Meyer and Stéphane Tanner are the names to note.

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 foreign.

The legal training and experience of our partners and associates enables us to offer fully personalized service, 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Damien Cand +41 22 702 19 00
Contracts and transactions Damien Cand +41 22 702 19 00
Banking and finance Géraldine Badel Poitras +41 22 702 19 00
Tax Nicole Fragnière Meyer +41 22 702 19 00
Private clients Nicole Fragnière Meyer +41 22 702 19 00
Employment Vanessa Maraia Rossel +41 22 702 19 00
Litigation Vanessa Maraia Rossel +41 22 702 19 00
Insolvency and bankruptcy Damien Cand +41 22 702 19 00
FinTech and RegTech Géralding Badel Poitras +41 22 702 19 00
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Géraldine Badel Poitras  photo Mrs Géraldine Badel Poitras
Mr Damien Cand  photo Mr Damien Cand
Mrs Marie-Hélène Dedenis Simon  photo Mrs Marie-Hélène Dedenis Simon
Mrs Nicole Fragnière Meyer  photo Mrs Nicole Fragnière Meyer
Mr Pierre Gillioz photo Mr Pierre Gillioz
Mrs Myriam Nicolazzi  photo Mrs Myriam Nicolazzi
Ms Vanessa Rossel  photo Ms Vanessa Rossel
Mr Christian Valentini  photo Mr Christian Valentini
Number of lawyers : 9
Other offices : Hong Kong