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Deborah Hondius



Switzerland, 2015


Swiss, French, Dutch


French , English , German


Stampfenbachplatz 4
P.O. Box 212
8042 Zurich


+41 58 105 2100

Deborah Hondius joined LALIVE as an associate in 2018. Her main areas of practice are domestic and international litigation, in particular white collar crime and mutual assistance in criminal matters.

Before joining LALIVE, Deborah Hondius worked in the dispute resolution group of a leading Swiss firm in Geneva, first as a trainee (2013-2014) and then as an associate (2015-2018). She also trained with the Geneva Criminal Court of First Instance before being admitted to the Geneva bar in 2015.

Deborah Hondius is the Secretary of the Swiss Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA), and a member of the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA) and the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association.

Deborah Hondius holds a Bachelor of Law (with a major in European Law) from the University of Fribourg (2007-2010), a bilingual Master of Law (with majors in Civil Law and Criminal Law) from the Universities of Basel and Geneva (2010-2012), a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions from the University of Geneva (2012) and a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Economic Crime Investigation from the Institute of Economic Crime Investigation (ILCE – HEG Arc) in Neuchâtel (2021).

Paroles d’avocates: récits d’affaires et témoignages

Deborah Hondius, Valentine Bagnoud, 2023

Editions Favre, May 2023

Asset Recovery 2023

Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud, Deborah Hondius, 2022

In: Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2023, 26 September 2022

Tax offences as predicate offences to money laundering - Key takeaways for practitioners

Simone Nadelhofer, Benoît A. Mauron, Deborah Hondius, Michael Neumann, 2021

In: Verrechnungssteuer, zsis) 4/2021, A20

Asset Recovery 2022

Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud, Deborah Hondius, 2021

In: Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2022, 21 July 2021

Asset Recovery 2021

Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud, Deborah Hondius, 2020

In: Daniel Kadar, Simon Le Reste, Stéphanie Abdesselam, Reed Smith LLP (Contributing éds.), Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2021, 30 July 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on criminal proceedings

Marc Henzelin, Deborah Hondius, Simine Sheybani, Adam El-Hakim, 2020

LALIVE Blog, April 2020

Swiss Blocking Statute: update on do’s and don’ts under the threat of criminal sanctions

Sandrine Giroud, Deborah Hondius, 2019

LALIVE Blog, December 2019

Asset Recovery 2020

Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud, Deborah Hondius, 2019

In: William Christopher, Fiona Simpson, Mary Young, Alun Milford and Melinka Berridge (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2020, pp. 103-111

Ordre des Avocats Genève (ODA) – Commission de formation permanente – Webinaire

Seminar: L’entraide internationale en matière civile et commerciale

14/09/2021 Geneva Deborah Hondius Speaker: Actes exécutés sans droit par un Etat étranger – L’art. 271 CP mythe ou réalité ?

For more information, see the programme.


14th Annual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Conference in Geneva

05/03/2020 Geneva Deborah Hondius Speaker: This House Thinks: debates on multi-jurisdictional asset tracing litigation

For more information see the programme.


TRACE- Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions

Trace Roundtable Geneva

28/10/2019 Geneva Deborah Hondius Co-moderator: Round Table: Legal developments with respect to whistleblowing and corruption in Switzerland

For more information, see the programme.