People

Sandrine Giroud

Partner

Admission :

Switzerland, 2008

Nationality :

Swiss

Languages :

English , French , German

Geneva

35, Rue de la Mairie
P.O. Box 6569
1211 Geneva 6
Switzerland

Contact :

+41 58 105 2000 +41 58 105 2060

Sandrine Giroud joined LALIVE in 2009 and is a partner of the firm. She specialises in domestic and international litigation. She primarily advises and represents clients in complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings, with a focus on fraud litigation and asset recovery, commercial and private client disputes.

Sandrine Giroud has wide experience in the enforcement of foreign judgments, cross-border insolvency proceedings, international legal assistance, in civil and criminal matters, including extradition, as well as in public international law including immunity issues and business and human rights.

As part of her private client practice, she represents and defends HNWI in contentious trust & estates or inheritance matters, as well as on art-related legal issues. She often represents collectors, art market professionals and museums on dispute resolution and transactional matters.

Sandrine Giroud is an officer of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Litigation Committee and is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA), and the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM). She acts as President of the Human Rights committee of the Geneva Bar Association (ODA), she is also a member of the Board of the Art Law Foundation and of the Foundation council of the Swiss National Museum. She is a regular speaker at international conferences and frequently publishes on matters related to her fields of expertise.

Prior to joining LALIVE, Sandrine Giroud worked as a legal adviser at the Swiss Federal Office of Justice in Berne (2006-08).

Ranked as a leading figure in Litigation

Who’s Who Legal, Thought Leaders in Litigation, 2019

Sandrine Giroud “has an excellent reputation within the market” as “an expert in the field of asset recovery with expertise in both civil and criminal fraud”. She is highlighted for her “thorough and diligent” approach.

Who’s Who Legal, Asset Recovery, 2018

"Attentive, accurate and concise"

Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, 2018

"Effective" litigator Sandrine Giroud is recommended

Legal 500, Banking and Finance: Geneva, 2018

Recognized as an expert.

Who’s Who Legal, Asset Recovery, 2017

Recognized as an expert.

Who’s Who Legal, Switzerland, Litigation, 2017

Sandrine Giroud among the top practitioners in Switzerland.

Who’s Who Legal, Switzerland, Private Client, 2017

Sandrine Giroud is an “outstanding” practitioner with a wealth of experience handling multi-jurisdictional litigation, with notable expertise in banking and trusts matters.

Who’s Who Legal, Switzerland, Litigation, 2017

Sandrine Giroud highlighted as a next generation lawyer.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution: litigation (Tier 2), 2017

Selected among Top 100 Women in Investigations.

Global Investigations Review, 2015

Asset Recovery 2019 (Switzerland)

Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud, Maria Vinogradova, 2019

In: Jeremy Garson, Daniel Hudson and Gareth Keillor (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2019, pp. 110-117

Sovereign Immunity - Switzerland

Veijo Heiskanen, Sandrine Giroud, 2018

In: Tai-Heng Cheng and Odysseas G Repousis, (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through – Sovereign Immunity 2018, pp. 48-52

Asset Recovery 2018 (Switzerland)

Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud, Maria Vinogradova, 2018

In: Jonathan Tickner, Sarah Gabriel and Hannah Laming (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2018, pp. 121-128

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2017

In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Ed.), International Civil Procedure, 6th Edition., Juris Publishing Inc., 2017

Focus on Collective Redress – Switzerland

Sandrine Giroud, Sofian Ghezala, 2016

British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Country Reports, 2016

Collect & Protect

Sandrine Giroud, Deborah Lechtman, Nigel Glenday, 2016

STEP Journal, August / September 2016 Vol. 24, Issue 7, pp. 52-53

Asset Recovery 2016 (Switzerland)

Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud, Héloïse Rordorf, 2016

In: Jonathan Tickner, Sarah Gabriel and Hannah Laming (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2016, pp. 111-118

Attachment of Assets: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2016

In: Lawrence W. Newman (Ed.), Attachment of Assets, JurisNet LLC, 2016

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2016

In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Ed.), International Civil Procedure, 5th Edition., Juris Publishing Inc., 2016

Building an art market for the new era

Sandrine Giroud, Mathilde Heaton, 2016

Family Office ELITE, Winter edition, 2016, pp. 87-88

Asset Recovery 2015 (Switzerland)

Sandrine Giroud, Marc Henzelin, Héloïse Rordorf, 2015

In: Jonathan Tickner and Sarah Gabriel (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2015, pp. 134 -140

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2014

In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Eds.), International Civil Procedure Code, 3rd Ed., Juris Publishing Inc., 2014

Asset Recovery 2014 (Switzerland)

Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud, Héloïse Rordorf, 2014

In: Jonathan Tickner, Sarah Gabriel and Alan Bacarese (Contributing Eds.) Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2014, pp. 101-108

Lettre soumise aux réserves d’usage: une preuve illicite?

Maria Vinogradova, Sandrine Giroud, 2014

Revue suisse de procédure civile (RSPC) 2/2014, pp. 191-198

International Civil Fraud: Switzerland

Alexander Troller, Sandrine Giroud, 2014

In: Louis Flannery (Ed.), International Civil Fraud, First ed., 2014, Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited, 2014, pp. 233-242

Asset recovery 2013 (Switzerland)

Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud, Héloïse Rordorf, 2013

In: Jonathan Tickner, Sarah Gabriel and Alan Bacarese (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2013, pp. 98-105

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2013

In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Eds.), International Civil Procedure, 2nd Ed., 2013, Juris Publishing, Inc.,

Attachment of Assets: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2013

In : Lawrence W. Newman (Ed.), Attachment of Assets, Juris Publishing Inc., 2013

Swiss Federal Supreme Court provides guidance on rules of State immunity applicable to enforcement of ICSID awards

Matthias Scherer, Sandrine Giroud, 2011

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, December 2011

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2011

In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Eds.), International Civil Procedure, 2nd Ed., 2011, Juris Publishing, Inc.

Sovereign immunity - Switzerland

Sandrine Giroud, Domitille Baizeau, 2010

In: A. Sheppard (Ed.), Comparative Smart Charts, Kluwer Law International Practice Tools, since 2010

Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference

New York 19/11/2018 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Attribution, Buyers, and Co-ownership: the ABC of Art litigation for private client and commercial lawyers

For more information, see the programme.

AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers

Double Seminar – Art Law Today and Bank Recovery and Resolution

London 12/10/2018 Sandrine Giroud Moderator: Art Law Today - Art Finance

For more information, see the programme.

International Bar Association (IBA)

Annual Conference

Rome 09/10/2018 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Stolen, looted and sold: organised crime, terror financing and money laundering in the art world

For more information, see the programme.

Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL)

Geneva 27/04/2018 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Due diligence in the art market: a check list for responsible practices

For more information, see the programme.

OffshoreAlert’s 16th Annual North American edition

Financial Intelligence & Investigations Conference

Miami 15/04/2018 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Beneficial Ownership & Value Recovery: Don't Get Owned by What You Don't Know

For more information, see the programme.

International Bar Association (IBA)

8th World Women Lawyers’ Conference: From Courtroom to Boardroom: The Impact of Women

London 12/04/2018 Sandrine Giroud Conference co-chair and speaker: Art law - Women on top (or 'Shaking up the codes')

For more information, see the programme.

Asset Recovery: Fraud Litigation, Enforcement and Contentious Insolvency

Asset Holding Structures in a Global World

Dublin 27/02/2018 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: How are assets typically held in various jurisdictions, and challenges this raises for enforcement

For more information, see the programme.

The Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM)

Building an Art Market 2.0 - Art Transaction Due Diligence Toolkit

Geneva 02/02/2018 Sandrine Giroud Organiser and speaker: RAM’s Art Transaction Due Diligence Toolkit and other updates

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Seminar Business & Human Rights

The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights: Corporate policy and Human Rights? Costs, benefits, risks and legal proceedings

Geneva 30/11/2017 Sandrine Giroud Co-chair (President of the Human Rights Commission of the Geneva Bar Association)

For more information, see the programme.

République et Canton de Genève

Etats Généraux de la détention et de la probation

Geneva 29/11/2017 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Détention et droits de l’homme : quel standard pour Genève ? (Chair of the Human Rights Commission of the Geneva Bar Association)

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

ALRUD Law Firm

Moscow 24/11/2017 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: The importance of due diligence for the value of a collection

For more information, see the presentation.

The Appraisers Association of America

Art Law Day

New York 10/11/2017 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Regulating the Art Market: Will Ethical and Similar Considerations Spoil all the Fun? – The Responsible Art Market

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

International Bar Association (IBA)

Annual Conference of the International Bar Association 2017

Sydney 12/10/2017 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Trading in art assets: restrictions of the state and the resolution of disputes relating to art works

For more information, see the programme.

International Bar Association (IBA)

Annual Conference of the International Bar Association 2017

Sydney 11/10/2017 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Towards global corporate criminal liability?

For more information, see the programme.

ACE Avocats Conseils d’Entreprises – Commissions Droit de l’Art, Droit Immobilier et Droit Public

L’Art et la Pierre

Paris 21/09/2017 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: L’art & la pierre – La perspective Suisse

For more information, see the programme.

The Responsible Art Market Initiative / Luxembourg Art Law and Art Finance Association (RAM / LAFA)

Building an art market for the future – RAM Guidelines for Countering Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Threats

Luxembourg 19/09/2017 Sandrine Giroud Moderator: Compliance within the art world – The Responsible Art Market Initiative

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

LALIVE

Art Law Event: La photographie et le droit

Geneva 30/05/2017 Sandrine Giroud Organiser and speaker

For more information, see the programme.

Fondation pour le droit de l’art

L’art du contrat – Les contrats d’artistes

Geneva 29/05/2017 Sandrine Giroud Organiser and moderator

For more information, see the programme.

International Bar Association (IBA)

Annual Litigation Forum Conference 2017 – Innovation in Litigation – Prepared for 2027

Zurich 05/05/2017 Sandrine Giroud Conference co-chair and speaker: Artificial intelligence – How much of you will it replace? How much will it enhance?

For more information, see the programme.

The Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM)

Building an art market for the future – RAM Guidelines for Countering Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Threats

Geneva 26/01/2017 Sandrine Giroud Organiser and speaker: What is the Responsible Art Market Initiative?

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Seminar Business & Human Rights

Today’s essential role of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights: What lawyers, corporations and banks must know

Geneva 17/11/2016 Sandrine Giroud Speaker (President of the Human Rights Commission of the Geneva Bar Association)

For more information, see the programme.

STEP Arabia

Frontier markets and the future of our business

Dubai 07/11/2016 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Investing in Art: How to Structure & Manage an Art Collection

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

International Bar Association (IBA)

Annual Conference - IBA Litigation Committee and Business Crime Committee

Washington DC 20/09/2016 Sandrine Giroud Co-chair: How to navigate corporate scandals: the need for ‘super lawyers’ with criminal and commercial litigation skills. Part 1: the fact-finding phase and Part 2: the remediation phase

For more information, see the programme 1 and the programme 2.

International Bar Association (IBA)

Annual Conference – IBA Litigation Committee

Washington DC 20/09/2016 Sandrine Giroud Co-chair: 1st Global Women Litigators’ breakfast

For more information, see the programme and the report on the session.

ESTE ARTE, Gallery Studio Sandra Recio, LALIVE

Making Space for Latin American Art

Geneva 10/06/2016 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Legal tips to art lovers and art collectors

For more information, see the invitation and the presentation.

Fondation pour le droit de l’art

L’art du contrat – Les ventes d’œuvres d’art

Geneva 02/06/2016 Sandrine Giroud Organiser

For more information, see the programme.

Musée des Beaux-Arts du Locle

La Grande Table - Le prix d’une œuvre d’art : le tabou !

Le Locle 29/05/2016 Sandrine Giroud Speaker

For more information, see the programme.

American Bar association (ABA) - Section of International Law

Spring Meeting 2016

New York 16/04/2016 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: On the Trail of Hot Money… Busting Trusts, Piercing Veils and Other Means of Locking Down Stolen Assets

For more information see the programme.

C5

10th Geneva Forum on Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery

Geneva 18/03/2016 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Asset Recovery Developments in the Middle East & North African (MENA) Region

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Fondation pour le droit de l’art et l’Association des Avocats Conseils d’Entreprises

Art Finance & Law: Risques, règles et opportunités dans les investissements en art

Paris 12/02/2016 Sandrine Giroud Organiser and moderator

For more information see the programme.

Barreau de Paris

Journée Européenne de l’Avocat – Rentrée du Barreau de Paris

Paris 10/12/2015 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Les méthodes alternatives de résolution des litiges et mondialisation : peut-on échapper à l’uniformisation des pratiques ?

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Fondation pour le droit de l’art et Centre du droit de l’art

Colloque sur “Le blanchiment d’argent dans le marché de l’art : une réalité?”

Geneva 13/11/2015 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Les devoirs de diligence des acteurs du marché de l’art

For more information, see the programme.

C5

4th Miami Forum on Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery

Miami 27/10/2015 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Fraud and Asset Recovery in Latin American and Caribbean Jurisdictions: The Duvalier Case

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Association des Avocats Conseils d'Entreprises (ACE)

Les matinées d’étude des commissions REL et droit de l’art

Paris 22/09/2015 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Les mécanismes alternatifs de résolution des différends à la rencontre du marché de l’art : La vision suisse

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Association des Avocats Conseils d'Entreprises (ACE, International Section)

Art in all its Forms

Bologna 08/05/2015 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: The sale of art online

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

IBA Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Conference

Pure Love of Art versus Mere Investment

London 27/03/2015 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: How and where to structure an art collection? How best to pass on a collection through generations?

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

The Art-Law Foundation and the Centre for Banking and Financial Law of the University of Geneva

Art Finance & Law: Risks, Rules and Opportunities in Art Investment

Geneva 26/01/2015 Sandrine Giroud Organiser and moderator

For more information, see the programme.

International Bar Association (IBA)

Hot Topics in European Cross-Border Commercial Disputes: Brussels I Recast and Recent Trends in ECJ and National Case Law

Milan 12/09/2014 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Brussels I Recast: What about Arbitration?

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

C5

Forum on Transatlantic Litigation

Amsterdam 18/06/2014 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Lifting the Lid on Interim Measures: A Comparative Analysis: Switzerland

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Art-Law Centre, University of Geneva

All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference

Geneva 14/06/2014 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Due Diligence in the Art Market: The Lawyers’ Case

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

International Bar Association (IBA)

Annual Litigation Forum – International Litigation: Crossing the great divide

Montreal 16/05/2014 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Obtaining evidence abroad: How I can help you?

For more information, see the programme.

University of Lausanne – Faculty of law

Conferences on comparative law organised by Prof. Andrea Bonomi

Lausanne 07/11/2013 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Do you speak Mareva? Une institution anglaise à l'aune du droit suisse

For more information see the presentation.

LALIVE - Peters & Peters

Freezing and Restitution of Illicit Assets of Politically Exposed Persons: A Swiss Solution?

Geneva 03/09/2013 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Draft Federal Act on the Freezing and Restitution of Potentates' Assets: A Critical Review

For more information see the programme and the presentation.

British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

BIICL Annual Conference 2013 - Righting Private Wrongs: Competition Law, Investors Claims and Mass Litigation in the EU

London 11/06/2013 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Introduction of collective redress for financial investors in Switzerland

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Fordham University School of Law

Eighth Annual Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation

New York 12/03/2013 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Consistency and Accuracy in International Mass Claims

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Settlements and Alternative Mechanisms in Collective Redress

London 12/02/2013 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Mass Claims Processes: Innovations on the Front of Evidence

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

LALIVE / Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland (AFBS)

Roundtable on Swiss Federal Supreme Court Decision on Retrocessions: Lessons to Be Learnt

Geneva 11/12/2012 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: The Aftermath of the Retrocession Saga

For more information, see the programme and the presentations.

Academy & Finance

UK Clients & Fiscal Transparency

Geneva 14/11/2012 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Rubik, Trusts & Exchange of Information

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC)

Extraordinary General Meeting

Zug 30/10/2012 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Rubik & Trusts: Swiss Cooperation in the Area of Taxation

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland (AFBS)

AFBS Roundtable: Rubik & the Final Withholding Tax: Non-UK-domiciled residents and trusts

Geneva 14/08/2012 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Rubik & the Final Withholding Tax – Quid with the Trusts?

For more information, please see Ms Giroud’s presentation.

Geneva Bar Association

The Lugano Convention revised: an inventory 18 months after its entry into force

Geneva 26/06/2012 Sandrine Giroud Speaker

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

Globalaw European Regional Meeting

Hamburg 09/06/2012 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Choice of Law and Choice of Forum in the European Union: From the Rome and Brussels Conventions to the Rome I- and Brussels I-Regulations

For more information, see the programme.

International Bar Association (IBA)

Annual Litigation Forum – Multi-Jurisdictional Disputes: The view from inside the corporation

New York 11/05/2012 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Turning your foreign judgment into cash: How to enforce judgment (and prevent their enforcement) around the world

For more information, see the programme.

SHERPA

Expert Meeting on Asset Recovery – Forcing an Effective Asset Recovery Framework: The need for enhancing the role of civil society

Paris 20/06/2011 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: The Restitution of Illicit Assets Act alias the Lex Duvalier

For more information see the programme and the presentation.

REDRESS - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Reparations before the International Criminal Court: Issues and Challenges

Peace Palace, The Hague 12/05/2011 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Asset Tracing in Switzerland

For more information, see the flyer and the programme.

LALIVE

The real exposure of Politically Exposed Persons and the associated risks for financial operators

Geneva 07/04/2011 Sandrine Giroud Speaker: Lex Duvalier and the restitution of illegally acquired assets in the context of a failing States

For more information, see presentation.

Geneva Bar Association

The Lugano Convention revised: What's new?

Geneva 20/09/2010 Sandrine Giroud Speaker

For more information see the presentation.