Anton’s practice focuses on cross-border disputes before State and arbitral authorities. He also advises States and international organisations in matters of public international law, including international responsibility and privileges and immunities.

Anton is one of the coordinators of LALIVE’s pro bono programme.

Recognition

Premier brevet
Highest grade on the Geneva Bar Exam 2018

Recent publications

Quick Answers on State Immunity – Switzerland
SANDRINE GIROUD, ANTON VALLÉLIAN
In: Quick Answers on State Immunity, Kluwer Law International (online), 2023

The revised Swiss data protection act and international organizations
SANDRINE GIROUD, THOMAS WIDMER, VINCENT REYNAUD, ANTON VALLÉLIAN
In: Lexology online, LALIVE blog, 2023

Quick Answers on State Immunity – Switzerland
SANDRINE GIROUD, ANTON VALLÉLIAN
Quick Answers on State Immunity, Kluwer Law International (online), 2022

Recent conferences

Enforcement of Awards Against Sovereigns: Latest Developments – Thought Leaders 4 Fire
ANTON VALLÉLIAN, Speaker
Virtual, 21 May 2024

International Conference – Business and Human Rights
ANTON VALLÉLIAN, Panellist/Commentator: “Swiss Legislation on Business and Human Rights: A Reform needed toward Harmonization” by Prof. Damiano Canapa, Prof. Giulia Neri-Castracane and Teymour Brander
University of Lausanne – CEDIDAC / LL.M. International Business Law, 31 May – 1 June 2023

Colloque du droit de la responsabilité civile – La RC en arrêts et une nouveauté législative de taille
SANDRINE GIROUD, ANTON VALLÉLIAN, Speakers: La responsabilité civile pour blanchiment d’argent: du mythe à la réalité ? (ATF 129 IV 322 et ACJC/1202/2020)
University of Fribourg – Faculty of law, 7 April 2022

Current memberships

  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the Geneva Bar Association
  • Member of the Human Rights Commission of the Geneva Bar Association
  • Member and auditor of the Swiss Society of International Law

Career history

  • Counsel, LALIVE, Geneva, 2024 – present
  • Associate, LALIVE, Geneva, 2018 – 2023
  • Trainee, LALIVE, Geneva, 2016 – 2018
  • Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School, 2015 – 2016
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Geneva, 2012 – 2016
  • Paralegal and Assistant Editor, Patocchi & Marzolini, Geneva, 2014 – 2016
  • Instructor, Coursera “Introduction to Human Rights” MOOC, Geneva, 2014 – 2015
  • Paralegal and Assistant Editor, Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva, 2010 – 2013

Academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Law in public international law and human rights law, University of Geneva (Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow; Harvard Law School Visiting Researcher), 2021
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, University of Geneva, 2015
  • Master of Laws, University of Geneva (Prize for Best Master’s Thesis 2013; top 2% of the class), 2013
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Geneva (major de promotion: highest grades in the class; Schellenberg Wittmer Prize), 2013
  • Certificate in Transnational Law, University of Geneva in collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (major de promotion: highest grades in the class), 2011
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