Alexander specialises in litigation, with a 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.

Hailed as a “seasoned litigator” who impresses market sources with his “balanced and pragmatic” approach to complex disputes, Who’s Who Legal National Leaders, Commercial Litigation, 2023, Alexander’s broad litigation practice gives him a strong understanding of the full business cycle and related needs of his clients. Alexander thus also routinely advises corporations and individuals in the structuring and financing of transactions and partnerships, the establishing, purchase and sale of businesses, and estate planning.

Recognition

Alexander wins praise from impressed clients, who cite is “excellent analysis, timely and efficient response and thorough understanding of the Swiss courts.”
Who’s Who Legal, Thought Leaders – Global Elite, Commercial Litigation, 2024

Alexander wins effusive praise from clients who endorse him as an outstanding asset recovery practitioner who “has a calm demeanour” and “pays careful attention to detail.”
Who’s Who Legal, National Leaders, Switzerland, Asset Recovery, 2023

“Alexander Troller is amazing: very competent, very efficient and incredibly fast with a great and useful network.”
Legal 500 EMEA, Switzerland, Private Client, 2023

Recent publications

Defending Swiss Assets from Ex Parte Applications 
ALEXANDER TROLLER, SANDRINE GIROUD, BENOÎT A MAURON
The Lawyer, The Big Four Issue, September 2019

The New Rules of Conduct for Financial Services Providers under the Proposed Swiss Financial Services Act (FinSA)
Alexander Troller, Simon P Quedens
In: Newsletter – TerraLex Connections, 19 April 2016 

Swiss Banking Law Upside Down
ALEXANDER TROLLER, NICOLAS OLLIVIER
In: IBA Banking Law News, March 2015

Recent conferences

Kroll and LALIVE
Recouvrement d’Actifs : Synergies entre actions judiciaires et intelligence économique
ALEXANDER TROLLER, SANDRINE GIROUD, Speakers
Webinar, 30 March 2021 

Academy & Finance
Infractions préalables au blanchiment, avoirs non-fiscalisés : quelles sont vos obligations légales?
ALEXANDER TROLLER, Chair
Geneva, 29 October 2014 

LALIVE – Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
Bank Payment Obligations: The Way Forward in International Trade?
ALEXANDER TROLLER, Moderator
Geneva, 14 November 2013 

Current memberships

  • Member of the Swiss Society of Jurists 
  • Member of the Geneva Society of Law and Legislation

Career history

  • Partner, LALIVE, Geneva, 2003 – present
  • Associate, LALIVE, Geneva, 1997 – 2002
  • Structuring Officer, Banque Paribas, Paris, 1994 – 1997
  • Legal Counsel, Firmenich Inc. and Firmenich, Geneva, 1993 – 1994

Academic qualifications

  • Lic iur, University of Geneva, 1986 – 1989
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Practices

  • Asset Recovery & Insolvency
  • Corporate Commercial Advisory
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations, Regulatory & Compliance
  • Private Client
  • White Collar Crime

Sectors

  • Art & Cultural Property
  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Admission

  • Switzerland, 1991
“Truly one of the best in Switzerland” Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders, Asset Recovery, 2023