Archipel > Geneva, Switzerland > Firm Profile

11 ruelle du Couchant
1207 Geneva

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 4

Archipel fields a diverse team that is highly experienced in working in foreign jurisdictions. Co-leading the group are Guillaume Tattevin, Giulio Palermo, and Laurence Ponty; Tattevin focuses on international contracts, and has niche expertise in sales and art law, while Palermo covers joint ventures, post-M&A disputes and sports law, and Ponty specialises in asset recovery and enforcement proceedings. Associate Panagiotis Kyriakou is also noted.

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Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Archipel‘s team, which is praised for its ‘practical and creative approach’, is active in a range of cross-border cases for Swiss and international clients. The department has a focus on white-collar crime mandates, enforcement matters and asset recovery issues. Guillaume Tattevin, Lezgin Polater and Laurence Ponty co-lead the team.

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‘I appreciate their practical and creative approach, as well as the reactivity and dynamics of the team. In particular, I appreciate the team’s constant concerns about the ultimate outcome of the cases, ie enforcement – which is one of Archipel’s areas of expertise.’

‘One of the main strengths of Archipel is actually to handle both domestic and international elements very well. They have a particularly good understanding of foreign legal concepts and are able to easily ‘translate’ Swiss law aspects and issues for the benefit of foreign clients.’

‘Efficient team with a custom practice. The agility of a middle size firm with the competencies of a big firm.’

‘Guillaume Tattevin is the archetype of the dedicated attorney. Lezgin Polater, young partner with a sharp mind and at ease in every cultural context.’

Archipel is a boutique international law firm serving domestic and international clients.

Our core areas of expertise include:

    • Cross-border litigation, with a focus on enforcement and asset recovery
    • International arbitration
    • International contracts

From our offices in Paris and Geneva, we operate globally with a particular focus on Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union (FSU) region. We take pride in our ability to navigate challenging jurisdictions while adhering to the highest standards of integrity, competence and diligence.

Archipel is a leading market player in enforcement against sovereign assets. Our lawyers coordinate complex cross-border procedures in both civil and common law jurisdictions. They routinely act in landmark cases and contribute to shaping the caselaw in the field. 

Archipel also plays a leading role in the arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) arena. Archipel’s arbitration team is renowned for its efficient case strategies and cultural awareness, helping clients secure faster and better outcomes.

Our lawyers also focus on key areas including international contracts and related corporate advice, as well as niche sectors including wine and spirits, sports and life sciences law. 

Department Name Email Telephone
International Arbitration; International Litigation; Commercial Contracts; Enforcement, Asset Tracing & Recovery; Cross-Border Investment Strategy Guillaume Tattevin, Partner +41 (0)22 555 82 20
Commercial Contracts; Life Sciences; Corporate Management; Business Ethics, Compliance & Sanctions Janelise Favre, Partner +41 (0)22 555 82 20
International & Domestic Litigation; Corporate Management & Employment; Fraud & White Collar Crime; Enforcement, Asset Tracing & Recovery Lezgin Polater, Partner +41 (0)22 555 82 20
International Arbitration; International Litigation; Sport; Enforcement, Asset Tracing & Recovery Giulio Parlermo, Partner +41 (0)22 555 82 20
International Arbitration; International Litigation; Enforcement, Asset Tracing & Recovery; Wine & Spirits Laurence Ponty, Counsel +41 (0)22 555 82 20