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Nicolas Ollivier



Switzerland, 2008




French , English , German


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


+41 58 105 2000

Nicolas Ollivier joined LALIVE in Geneva 2012 and in 2021 was promoted partner. He specialises in banking and finance litigation, an area where he has contributed to developing the firm’s expertise and practice. He regularly advises and represents clients in complex cases involving margin calls, fund mismanagement, fraudulent transfer orders, bank bankruptcy, freezing of accounts, financial frauds, FinTech, tokenisation as well as in administrative and enforcement proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, and other high value, cross border commercial litigation matters.

He is a member of the International Bar Association, the Association Genevoise du Droit des Affaires, the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Federation of Lawyers. Nicolas was appointed in 2020 as a member of the governing body of FINSOM, the very first non-profit ombudsman organisation pursuing public interest purposes, approved by the Swiss federal government in accordance with the Swiss Financial Services Act.

Before joining LALIVE, Nicolas Ollivier worked as an associate with FBT Avocats SA, in Geneva, in the banking group (2011-2012). He previously trained with Boivin & Nussbaumer in Fribourg (2005-2007).

Nicolas Ollivier graduated from the University of Fribourg with a Master of Law, majoring European Law (2004) and holds an LL.M from the University of Durham (with Distinction) (2010).

Nicolas Ollivier has demonstrated quite valuable skills. Fast, efficient, calm, transparent, giving always clear advice.

Legal 500, Banking and Finance, 2021

Client access to Swiss banking files

Sandrine Giroud, Nicolas Ollivier, 2016

The Lawyer, 10 October 2016, pp. 29

Jurisprudence rétrocessions : le TF crée la surprise chez les gérants

Nicolas Ollivier, Frédérique Bensahel, 2012

La Banque Suisse, No 1 January 2012, pp. 44-45

Centre de Droit Bancaire et Financier

Les données bancaires : gouvernance et externalisation

11/06/2020 Nicolas Ollivier Speaker: Droit d’accès aux données : état des lieux

For more information, see the programme.

LALIVE / Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland (AFBS)

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

11/12/2012 Geneva Nicolas Ollivier Speaker: Retrocessions: Where Do We Stand?

For more information, see the programme and the presentations.

Nicolas Ollivier Lecturer


University of Geneva
CAS Digital Finance Law

Nicolas Ollivier Coach – examiner


Fribourg University School of Law (Switzerland)
Banking and Finance Law Seminar