Prof. 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 courts, FINMA and other authorities.
He is ranked in the leading lawyers’ directories Chambers Global 2022 (Banking & Finance, Switzerland), Chambers Europe 2022 (Banking & Finance, Switzerland) and Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2022 (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 a member 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, academic committee of the Bank Innovation Competence Center and advisory board of the Capital Markets and Technology Association.
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)
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)
French, English, German
Co-editor with Damiano Canapa, Collection Lausannoise (CEDIDAC), Volume 73, Bern (Stämpfli) 2021
A. Macaluso & L. Moreillon (ed.), Commentaire romand du Code pénal, Partie II, Basel Geneva Munich (Helbing & Lichtenhahn) (to be published soon) (co-author with Philipp Fischer)
L. Thévenoz & F. Werro (ed.), Commentaire romand du Code des obligations, Partie I, 2nd edition, Basel Geneva Munich (Helbing & Lichtenhahn) 2012 (co-author with Christian Bovet)
Journée 2004 de droit bancaire et financier, L. Thévenoz & C. Bovet (ed.), Geneva Zurich Basel (Schulthess) 2005 (co-author with Luc Thévenoz) (pages 121-163)
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 (co-author with Luc Thévenoz)