People

Alexander Troller

Partner

Admission :

Switzerland, 1991

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

Alexander Troller joined LALIVE in 1997 and is a partner since 2003. He specialises in litigation, with particular emphasis on financial matters, corporate and shareholder disputes, white collar crime, estate and inheritance disputes, employment conflicts and more generally, asset recovery and judicial assistance in civil and criminal matters.

On the non-contentious side, Alexander Troller routinely advises corporations and individuals in the structuring and financing of transactions and partnerships, the establishing, purchase and sale of businesses and the planning of estates. His broad litigation practice gives him a strong understanding of the full business cycle and the related needs of his clients. He has expertise in a wide range of industry sectors including private clients, banking & finance, natural resources, utilities and infrastructure projects.

Alexander Troller is a member of numerous professional associations including the Swiss Society of Jurists, the Geneva Association for Business Law and the Geneva Society of Law and Legislation. In 2004, he was appointed as Senior Special Fellow to the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) for the legal aspects of the public debt and financial management programme for developing countries, where he acted as expert-consultant, leading multiple training seminars to Ministry of Finance and Central bank officers in Africa and Central Asia. In 2012, he was elected by his peers to the Council of the Geneva Bar Association, where he served until 2018.

Before joining LALIVE, Alexander Troller held various positions in the commercial and in the banking sector (in commodity finance), including with Banque Paribas in Paris as a structuring officer, International Trade Engineering and Commodities & Trade Finance Departments (1994-1997), Firmenich Inc. and Firmenich SA as legal counsel in New Jersey, USA (1994) and in Geneva (1993).  He graduated from the University of Geneva in 1989.

Alexander Troller is “a very reactive and intelligent lawyer” who possesses “just the perfect match between legal technicity and a pragmatic sense of business reality”.

Who’s Who Legal, Asset Recovery, 2018

"An exceptional practitioner with unrivalled technical expertise".

Legal 500, Switzerland, Banking and Finance, 2018

Recommended practitioner in Litigation, Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Construction, Private Client, Corporate, Commercial and M&A

Legal 500, Switzerland, 2018

Recognised among the leading lawyers in Switzerland in Asset Recovery

Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery, 2018

Alexander Troller is "very knowledgeable in all the needed areas" and "very thorough in his research." He has experience advising on a range of cross-border litigation cases concerning civil mismanagement, collective investment schemes and compensation claims. His client roster includes private individuals and companies from the oil and gas, finance and e-commerce sectors.

Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2018

Alexander Troller boasts a great reputation as one of the pre-eminent names in the field. Peers describe him as an “exceptionally smart” practitioner, and praise him for strong expertise handling asset recovery matters relating to criminal proceedings.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Asset Recovery, 2017

Recommended lawyer in Corporate Commercial and Litigation

Legal 500, 2017

Alexander Troller is "client-oriented, responsive, diligent and very supportive".

Legal 500, Switzerland, Banking and finance: Geneva, 2016

The "very diligent" Alexander Troller is recommended.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: litigation, 2016

Alexander Troller is a “talented” and “highly intelligent” practitioner, whose work covers natural resources, utilities and infrastructure projects.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Energy, 2016

Alexander Troller is known for his “intimidating intelligence” and “masterful strategic mind”.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Asset Recovery, 2016

According to clients, Alexander Troller "provides practical insight and is very hands-on." He focuses on international litigation and has standout experience of asset recovery, banking and energy matters.

Chambers Global, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, 2016

Alexander Troller is an “efficient” and “smart” lawyer.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Asset Recovery, 2015

Alexander Troller is an “outstanding” lawyer and has a wealth of experience in the natural resources, utilities and infrastructure industries.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Energy, 2015

Recognised Practitioner

Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, 2015

We recognise the “seasoned expert” Alexander Troller for his “encyclopaedic knowledge” of the energy and natural resources sectors.

Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland, 2015

Alexander Troller is "very commercial, using his experience as in-house counsel to good effect", and has "good client-handling skills".

Legal 500, Switzerland, Leading firms, 2014

Alexander Troller is extremely responsive and practical.

IFLR 1000, 2014

Alexander Troller, a "true expert".

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Asset Recovery, 2013

Alexander Troller has "excellent tactical sense".

Legal 500, Switzerland, Leading firms, 2013

The "impressive" Alexander Troller [...] [is] recommended.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Banking and Finance, Switzerland Geneva, 2012

Alexander Troller is recommended as "one of the best oil and gas lawyers in the world".

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Power, 2013

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

Current trends in investment and financing in developing countries and new opportunities for government lawyers

Alexander Troller, 2006

In: UNITAR Best Practices Series, No. 13, 2006

On the involvement of legal practitioners in government services during the negotiation of international loan agreements – a perspective for developing countries

Alexander Troller, 2005

In: UNITAR Best Practices Series, No. 11, 2005

Managing State guarantees in case of default by borrowers from the perspective of developing countries

Alexander Troller, 2005

In: UNITAR Occasional Series for the Central Asian Republics and Azerbaijan, 2005, No. 3

Preparing for the negotiation of international financial transactions from the perspective of State borrowers from developing countries

Alexander Troller, 2005

In: UNITAR (Ed.), A New Approach to Debt Management, 2005

Le rôle du juriste des pays en développement dans l’identification et la négociation de financements syndiqués internationaux

Alexander Troller, 2004

In: UNITAR (Ed.), Programme de formation sur les aspects juridiques de la gestion de la dette, Série pratiqueNo 1, 2004

Academy & Finance

Infractions préalables au blanchiment, avoirs non-fiscalisés : quelles sont vos obligations légales ?

Geneva 29/10/2014 Alexander Troller Chair of the conference

For more information, see the programme.

LALIVE – Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

Bank Payment Obligations: The Way Forward in International Trade?

Geneva 14/11/2013 Alexander Troller Moderator

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 Alexander Troller Speaker: Retrocessions: Where Do We Stand?

For more information, see the programme and the presentations.

UNITAR E-learning Course

International Negotiations: Practical Skills and Techniques

05/11/2007 Alexander Troller Course Director

The online course was sponsored by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), of which Alexander Troller is a Senior Special Fellow. The course extended over four weeks and was attended by 70 participants from all parts of the world, of which 61 successfully completed the course.

UNITAR E-learning Workshop

Negotiation of Financial Transactions

11/06/2007 Alexander Troller Workshop Director

The online course was sponsored by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), of which Alexander Troller is a Senior Special Fellow, and organized by UNITAR’s Debt and Financial Management Team. The course extended over five weeks and was attended by 63 participants, of which 53 successfully completed the course.

IMF Workshop

Strategic Debt Management

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan 12/09/2006 Alexander Troller Training workshop director

The workshop was attended by about 30 senior executives from the Ministries of Finance and other government of Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. The workshop was sponsored by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

UNITAR Debt and Financial Management Team Training Workshop

The Role of Law and Lawyers in the Debt Process

Yaoundé 13/06/2006 Alexander Troller Training workshop director

The workshop was attended by 30 senior executives from the Ministries of Finance and other government agencies of French-speaking Central and Western African countries. This workshop was a joint training initiative of the training pole of the Banque des Etats d’Afrique Centrale (BEAC) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

AusAID UNITAR Training Workshop

Legal Aspects of Public Debt Management and Drafting of International Loan Agreements

Jakarta 21/11/2005 Alexander Troller Training workshop director

The workshop was attended by 40 senior executives from the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Planning, Bank Indonesia and other government agencies of the Republic of Indonesia. It was a joint training initiative of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

WAIFEM UNITAR Training Workshop

Negotiation of International Financial Transactions

Banjul 05/09/2005 Alexander Troller Training workshop director

The workshop was attended by about 30 executives from Ministries of Finance and Justice, Attorney General’s offices, central banks, debt management offices, national planning commissions, and commercial banks from English-speaking West Africa (Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone) and from Sudan. Held in Banjul (Gambia), the workshop was a joint training initiative of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

UNITAR MEFMI Training Workshop

Legal and Institutional Aspects of Public Debt for Eastern and Southern Africa

Lilongwe 01/08/2005 Alexander Troller Training workshop director

The workshop was attended by approximately 25 participants from the Ministries of Finance, Reserve Banks and Attorney General’s Offices of Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Held in Lilongwe (Malawi), the workshop was a joint training initiative of the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). See full report.

UNITAR Training workshop

The Legal Aspects of Debt and Financial Management for Officials from the Nigerian Debt Management Office

Nigeria 06/12/2004 Alexander Troller Speaker: Managing public debt

The workshop was attended by 16 participants from the Nigerian Debt Management Office, under a training initiative sponsored by Crown Agents and hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). See full report.

UNITAR/IMF Training Workshop

Negotiation Skills and Dispute Resolution

Tashkent 04/10/2004 Alexander Troller Training workshop director

The workshop was attended by approximately 40 participants from the Ministries of Finance and Central Banks of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan. It was a joint training initiative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). See full report.

UNITAR/BEAC/BCEAO Training Workshop

Negotiation and drafting of clauses specific to loan agreements

Lomé 08/08/2004 Alexander Troller Speaker and training workshop director

The workshop was held in Lomé, Togo, and was attended by participants from the Ministries of Finance and other relevant government agencies from the countries of Francophone Western and Central Africa. The workshop was a joint training initiative of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Banque des Etats d’Afrique centrale (BEAC) and the Banque centrale des Etats d’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO).

Alexander Troller Expert-consultant

2004

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Senior Special Fellow for the legal aspects of public debt management, international borrowings and negotiation of loan agreements for developing countries