Powerlist Members

Alejandro Navarro Paustian

Alejandro Navarro Paustian photo Sole counsel | Raízen Trading

Described by a nominator as ‘a fantastic lawyer’ and ‘technically second to none’, in 2018 Alejandro Navarro Paustian joined Raízen Trading, the international trading arm of Raízen Group, a joint venture between Shell and Cosan. Based in Switzerland, he works closely with the legal team in Brazil but is responsible for the legal advice of …

Alfred Münch

Alfred Münch photo General counsel | Clariant International Ltd

For the last eight years Alfred Münch has served as general counsel for one of the world’s leading speciality chemical companies, Clariant International. He has been described by peers as ‘always professional, a fast learner and business fluent’ and over the years has developed a vast range of skills that make him a versatile and …

Alison Lazerwitz

Alison Lazerwitz photo Executive vice preisdent and general counsel | Swarovski

Alison Lazerwitz serves as the executive vice president and general counsel of Swarovski Corporation, the leading multinational producer of cut crystal, genuine gemstones and created stones. Swarovski’s world headquarters are located in Switzerland from where Lazerwitz leads a global team of more than 40 legal, internal audit and compliance professionals and paraprofessionals in offices around …

Andrea Ferrari

Andrea Ferrari photo General counsel Europe and Canada | Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Andrea Ferrari joined Takeda seven years ago as legal counsel and during these years covered various regional and functional roles with increasing responsibilities. In February 2018, he was appointed general counsel for Europe and Canada after having spent three years as head of business development and commercial law. He now leads a team of 29, …

Andreas Bohrer

Andreas Bohrer photo Group general counsel and company secretary | Lonza Group

Since 2015, Andreas Bohrer has been group general counsel and company secretary of Lonza Group, a dual listed, Swiss SMI blue chip company, in charge of legal, compliance and IP world-wide, reporting to the CEO. He is also line manager of the regional legal heads of India and South America. He has over 20 years …

Andreas Burki

Andreas Burki photo General counsel | Baloise Group

Andreas Burki’s career at insurance and pension solutions firm Baloise Group, started nineteen years ago in the role of legal counsel. Over the years he has gained a number of promotions including as head legal in 2005, and finally as general counsel in 2014. Burki has supported the company’s smart prevention concept of bulding a …

Andreas Müller

Andreas Müller photo General counsel | EFG Bank

Andreas Müller joined EFG Bank in 2013 as senior legal counsel and in July 2016 was promoted to general counsel. EFG is an international, private banking, asset management company that operates in around 30 locations worldwide, and is headquartered in Zurich. Müller has supported some of EFG’s most important deals such as the 2016 completion …

Andrew Etkind

Andrew Etkind photo Vice president and general counsel | Garmin

As the vice president general counsel for Garmin, Andrew Etkind has acquired much industry knowledge, and skills that have helped him provide optimum legal support to the multinational technology company. His journey with Garmin dates back to February 1998, when he took up the role, heading a legal team of 15 lawyers and two non-lawyers …

Andrzej Kolwas

Andrzej Kolwas photo Senior counsel, global head of anti-illicit regulatory | Philip Morris International

Andrzej Kolwas comes from a private practice background before moving in-house, to PMI’s anti-illicit trade function, where he assumed the role of senior counsel for the EU region. While performing his role as EU senior counsel, he temporarily acted in a similar role in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America regions as …

Anette Hauggaard-Nielsen

Anette Hauggaard-Nielsen photo Director legal | Ansaldo Energia Switzerland

Anette Hauggaard-Nielsen has over fifteen years’ experience as in-house legal counsel at internationally operating companies in the energy sector. She took up the role as director legal for electric power distribution company, Ansaldo Energia Switzerland in 2016, on which she says: ‘this acceptance confirmed to me that my colleagues from the former Alstom power business, …

Caitlin St Vincent Welch

Caitlin St Vincent Welch photo Vice president – legal and compliance | Swiss Re

Caitlin St Vincent Welch is an executive legal counsel specialising in technology, intellectual property, data privacy and commercial law. She is currently working in the IT digital advisory legal team at Swiss Re. In this role she is supporting the Swiss Re technology strategy, leading the legal support for the Cloud Transformation initiative, supporting the …

Catherine Schmid

Catherine Schmid photo Head of legal Western Europe wealth and investment | Barclays

Catherine Schmid is an expert in-house counsel adept in financial legal matters pertaining to wealth management, financial planning, and all kinds of international banking regulations. Currently head of legal Western Europe wealth and investment, Schmid has been with Barclays since 2010 having previously held senior legal roles at UBS, ING, Julius Bär, and HSBC. A …

Cedric Bossert

Cedric Bossert photo General counsel | Richemont

Cedric Bossert has been in charge of the Richemont legal team, offering integral support that allows Richemont Maisons to enter new markets swiftly and effectively. Richemont is the Swiss owner of Cartier and Montblanc and has had to deal with an ever-changing market for luxury goods in the last few years. Due to the market …

Charalabos Klados

Charalabos Klados photo Vice president, general counsel Europe | Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive is a global company serving people in 200 countries, manufacturing and marketing oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition products under internationally recognised brands. Highly distinguished in-house lawyer, Charalabos Klados serves the company as vice president, general counsel Europe, leading the legal function in the continent and effectively keeping abreast of regulatory …

Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson photo Senior legal counsel | Quantum Global

Charles Anderson has been senior legal counsel at Quantum Global, a private equity firm specialising in emerging and frontier markets, since February 2017, after a decade in Russia as a senior legal counsel for Rusal and Renaissance Group. He has also spent time at major Swiss bank UBS and Merrill Lynch, and in private practice …

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