Christophe Emonet | Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Christophe Emonet

Partner
Attorney at law
Head Litigation & Arbitration

Cours de Rive 13
1204 Geneva
Switzerland
T +41 22 999 96 10
christophe.emonet@pestalozzilaw.com

vCard CV (pdf) Publications list (pdf)

He has an excellent sense of how to anticipate and navigate difficult issues.

Chambers & Partners, 2023

Christophe is a real star: extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and a great advocate and team leader.

Chambers & Partners, 2023

Christophe Emonet is superb.

The Legal 500, 2022

Christophe Emonet – a sensible and thoughtful practitioner who makes sure that his client’s interests are pursued and protected.

The Legal 500, 2022

Christophe Emonet leads a superb team at Pestalozzi. They are excellent lawyers, extremely responsive and practical.

The Legal 500, 2022

Christophe Emonet is a highly experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. He is a hands-on partner, who is invested in his clients’ cases.

The Legal 500, 2022

Christophe Emonet has extensive experience in the business world. His advice and his strategy are very useful to us.

The Legal 500, 2022

He is very fast and a great negotiator. He is tough with adverse parties and he is a brilliant strategist.

Chambers & Partners, 2022

A very good brain and is very commercial and pragmatic.

Chambers Europe, 2020

Christophe Emonet is superb. His experience and judgment are second to none.

The Legal 500 Client Feedback, 2021

Christophe Emonet stands out among Swiss lawyers. He always goes the extra mile.

The Legal 500, 2020

A tough but sensible lawyer, who understands the client’s needs.

The Legal 500, 2020

Christophe Emonet heads the Geneva Litigation & Arbitration Group and the White-collar crime practice. He specializes in (inter)national banking/commercial disputes & investigations, regulatory & white-collar crime matters (corporate/financial fraud & corruption). He has broad experience in asset recovery and cross-border bankruptcies. He represents financial institutions, corporations, states, state companies and HNWIs that request his assistance for strategic matters and complex negotiations.

Career

2004
  • Partner at Pestalozzi
1999
  • Associate at Pestalozzi
  • Foreign Associate at Gomez Acebo & Pombo (Madrid) and Beccar Varela (Buenos Aires)
1998
  • Admitted to the Swiss Bar (Geneva)
1996
  • Foreign trainee at Solicitors and Barristers in London
1995
  • Graduated from University of Geneva (MLaw)

Languages

French, English, Spanish

Membership

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Geneva Bar Association (ODA)
  • Geneva Association of Business Law (AIBL)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Institute for Directors and Officers (ISDA)

Deals and Cases

Pestalozzi advises Swiss banks on the US program for Swiss banks

30.06.2016

Pestalozzi advises Swiss banks on the US program for Swiss banks

Pestalozzi advises a bank in relation to the sale of its offshore and fiduciary business

04.01.2016

Pestalozzi advises a bank in relation to the sale of its offshore and fiduciary business

Pestalozzi advises a former member of the executive committee of a Swiss bank in connection with a FINMA investigation

15.12.2015

Pestalozzi advises a former member of the executive committee of a Swiss bank in connection with a FINMA investigation

Publications

GIR Know How Anti-money Laundering – Switzerland

By Christophe Emonet, Nicolas C. Herren: Global Investigation Review (GIR), London 2023

White Collar Crime 2023 - Switzerland

By Christophe Emonet, Nicolas C. Herren: The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides, London 2023

GIR Know How Anti-money Laundering – Switzerland

By Christophe Emonet, Nicolas C. Herren: Global Investigation Review (GIR), London 2022
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