Prof. Alexandre Richa

Banking and Finance

Corporate and M&A

Prof. Alexandre Richa advises clients (banks, other companies, individuals) mainly in banking and finance, as well as in corporate law matters (including mergers and acquisitions). He has a vast experience in complex international disputes, especially in the financial field, and represents clients before FINMA and other authorities. He is ranked in the leading lawyers’ directories Chambers Global 2020 and 2021 (Banking & Finance, Switzerland) and Chambers Europe 2020 and 2021 (Banking & Finance, Switzerland), where he is described as a “very talented lawyer” and an “expert in regulatory field“. He is also recognized by Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2021 (Banking & Finance, Corporate Law and Regulatory Practice).

Prof. Alexandre Richa is also an associate Professor at the University of Lausanne, HEC Lausanne, where he notably teaches financial market law and corporate law. He is also the Chairman of the Geneva Law and Legislation Society and a member of the board of several non-profit organizations in the legal field: scientific committee of the AEDBF Europe (European Society for Banking and Financial Law), committee of the AEDBF Switzerland, Foundation Board of CEDIDAC and academic committee of the Bank Innovation Competence Center. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Capital Markets and Technology Association and the chairman of its corporate committee.

Education

Harvard Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.), Concentration in international finance (2007)

University of Geneva, Law School, Dr. iur. Honors: summa cum laude, Professor Walther Hug Prize, François Bellot Prize (2006)

University of Geneva, Law School, Diploma of Advanced Studies Honors: summa cum laude, Arditi Prize (best paper), Etienne Gide Prize (best paper in private law) (2004)

Geneva bar admission, admitted to practice before all Swiss courts (2002)

University of Geneva, Law School, lic. iur. Honors: Geneva Law and Legislation Society Prize (best 1st year results) (1999)

Experience

Aegis (formerly ABR Attorneys at Law) : founding partner (since 2014)

University of Lausanne (HEC), Associate Professor of business law (since 2011)

Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva, associate/senior associate (2007-2014)

University of Geneva, Law School, Center for Banking and Financial Law, research and teaching assistant (2002-2006)

University of Geneva, Law School, Department of Civil and Commercial Law, research and teaching assistant (2001-2002)

Python Schifferli Peter & Associés, Geneva, junior associate (2000-2001)

Languages

French, English, German

PUBLICATIONS BY Prof. Alexandre Richa

Stronger judicial control of general terms and conditions by Swiss courts

International Law Office, Litigation Newsletter, 14 December 2010

Banking Regulation 2009 – Switzerland

Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, 2009 (co-author with Patrick Hünerwadel, Shelby R. du Pasquier & Cristina Theus Sigismondi) (pages 131-135)

Credit Derivatives: Settlement and Other Operational Issues

Select Papers from the Harvard Law School Seminar in International Finance, 2007

Note on the concept of guarantee according to the TIR Convention.

Legal opinion established for the benefit of the International Road Transport Union, remitted to and published by the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Commission for Europe, 28 December 2004

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