Art collectors' alert – landmark Swiss Supreme Court ruling on returning artworks illicitly exported to country of originSandrine Giroud, Tatiana Jullier, 2019
International Law Office (ILO), Private Client & Offshore Services, 29 August 2019
“Top-drawer multi-disciplinary team”
Disputes lie at the heart of our firm. Our leading litigation team has an excellent track record defending the interests of successful individuals and companies in all types of high-stakes business or private disputes.
Our litigators are strategic and pragmatic problem-solvers, with particular expertise in crisis management. We anticipate disputes and work with our clients to prevent them. When a dispute arises, we act decisively, diplomatically (and aggressively if necessary) working relentlessly until it is resolved.
With strong roots in Switzerland, we pride ourselves on being international. With lawyers qualified in as many as 13 jurisdictions and as many languages spoken, the unique diversity of our litigation team provides clients with valuable expertise in the handling of disputes involving Switzerland and multiple jurisdictions.
While our expertise is wide ranging, we are not dependent on particular industries and are able to take on major institutions if necessary.
International Law Office (ILO), Private Client & Offshore Services, 29 August 2019
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LALIVE promotes four to Counsel
Landmark decision by Swiss Federal Supreme Court regarding Crimea awards
LALIVE opens in London
LALIVE recognised among leading law firms in Switzerland by Bilanz and Le Temps
Marc Henzelin plays key role in Tennis Anti-corruption Report
Simone Nadelhofer appointed Chair of IPBA Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law Committee
LALIVE promotes André Brunschweiler to the partnership
Domitille Baizeau appointed to Terralex Executive Committee
LALIVE strengthens its Litigation team with the appointment of Matthias Gstoehl to the partnership
Sandrine Giroud appointed Co-Chair of the IBA Litigation Committee’s Young Litigators Forum
LALIVE promotes Sandrine Giroud to the partnership
Press coverage: Simone Nadelhofer on fraud at Basler Kantonalbank
Matthias Scherer resolves medical technology dispute
LALIVE consolidates its rankings in Chambers Europe
Launch of The Pledge Initiative in Switzerland
LALIVE is ranked 10th arbitration practice worldwide by GAR
LALIVE Counsel Sandrine Giroud appointed officer of the IBA Litigation Committee
Press coverage: Lalive adds counsel in Geneva
Promotion to Counsel
Promotion to partnership
Press coverage: Le découplage des prix du gaz
LALIVE consolidates leading positions in legal directories
Press coverage: Swiss court limits assistance to India
LALIVE appoints four new partners in its Zurich office
LALIVE promotes Thomas Widmer and Laura Halonen to Counsel
Simone Nadelhofer joined LALIVE (November 2009) and will open our Zurich office (February 2010)
'Top international firm' LALIVE is 'very client-oriented, prompt and precise, having a tight grip on the issues involved and offering forward-thinking solutions'. Covering civil and criminal litigation, the ten-partner team focuses especially on commercial, private client, banking and white-collar crime disputes, while also engaging in contentious matters from the employment, real estate and intellectual property fields.
Legal 500, Litigation, 2019
LALIVE has built an outstanding reputation and market position for handling top-flight contentious work, both in litigation or arbitration. It has been active in high-profile matters involving bribery and corruption, both for corporates on self-reporting issues and on independent reviews. It is unusual in the top end of the Swiss market for having built a litigation practice for both corporate and high-net-worth individuals acting against banks.
The Lawyer, 2019
Clients appreciate the team's "deep bench of talent and highly qualified people, which means there is always someone there to jump on to something” and report that the team is "very client-oriented, prompt and at the same time, precise."
Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2019
Lalive provides ‘a heavy-weight contentious offering’, including a ‘specialisation in white-collar crime’.
Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: Litigation, 2018
"Top-drawer multi-disciplinary team that benefits from offices in Geneva, Zürich and Doha. Standout expertise in banking, energy, asset recovery and white-collar crime disputes. Advises on litigation but is best known for a focus on arbitration, where it acts for sovereign entities and companies. Additional expertise in high-profile investor-state disputes. Possesses particular knowledge of representing clients from the MENA region." One client praises the team's "dedication, expertise and responsiveness". One client states that LALIVE "were more creative and came up with better ideas than the other firm we worked with."
Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2017
Lalive is ‘a very good choice’ for litigation, particularly in the areas of financial services and white-collar crime.
Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: Litigation, 2017
Lalive is considered ‘a clear market leader’ for international arbitration (...) and is very strong in litigation and contentious banking matters.
Legal 500, Switzerland, French-speaking Switzerland: leading firms, 2017
Dispute resolution specialist Lalive has many ‘outstanding’ international arbitration lawyers and is also strong in litigation.
Legal 500, Switzerland, French-speaking Switzerland: leading firms (Tier 2), 2016
Lalive’s ‘excellent’ practice regularly acts for corporations, states and high-net-worth individuals – often politically exposed persons – in civil and criminal matters.
Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: Litigation (Tier 2), 2016
"The firm really is in a league of its own."
"The lawyers are great; they are responsive and efficient."
Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2015
Within dispute resolution, Lalive is a first tier firm, 'Dispute resolution is what Lalive does best' and its ten partner team is 'large enough to cover the client's needs but does not assign too many lawyers to a project'.
Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution 2013, Tier 1
Lalive provides 'excellent advocacy, good strategic planning and perfect structuring of the proceedings'.
Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution, 2012, Tier 1
Within Dispute Resolution, Lalive is a first tier firm. The 'well-structured, communicative and organised' group at Lalive includes dedicated arbitration and litigation teams.
Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution, 2011
Two 'excellent' names from Lalive feature in this chapter. The 'superb' Marc Henzelin receives recognition for his 'professional manner' and 'depth of expertise'. He is joined by Alexander Troller, a 'true expert'.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Asset Recovery, 2013