Valentine Maire and Franz X. Stirnimann Fuentes joined the firm (March 2009)

1 March 2009

The firm is pleased to welcome two new associates, Valentine Maire and Franz Stirnimann Fuentes.

Valentine Maire is a Swiss qualified attorney and holds a masters degree in international relations (public international Law) from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (IUHEI) in Geneva and a law degree from the University of Lausanne. Before joining LALIVE, she worked as legal counsel at the Swiss embassy in Buenos Aires and was an assistant in contract and business law at the University of Lausanne. Ms Maire speaks French, Spanish and English.

Franz Stirnimann is admitted in New York and in England and Wales. He holds a PhD from the University of Zurich, an LL.M. from Georgetown University in the USA, and a law degree from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and the University of Durham in the UK. Prior to joining LALIVE, Mr Stirnimann was an associate in the international arbitration group of Winston & Strawn, based in Washington, DC and later in Geneva, and a foreign associate with Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in Madrid. Mr Stirnimann is fluent in German, Spanish, English and French. He joins our international dispute resolution group and will strengthen our Latin American team.

We wish Ms Maire and Dr Stirnimann the best in their career at LALIVE.

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