Prof. Alexandre Richa

Banking and finance

Corporate and M&A

Alexandre Richa

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.

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 Alexandre Richa

Commentaire romand de la LSFin (co-éditeur)

Co-editor with Philipp Fischer
Basel (Helbing Lichtenhahn) 2022

Commentaire des articles 10 à 12 LSFin

A. Richa / P. Fischer (ed.), Commentaire romand de la LSFin, Basel (Helbing Lichtenhahn) 2022 (co-author with Pascal Favrod-Coune)

Commentaire des articles 13 et 14 LSFin

A. Richa / P. Fischer (ed.), Commentaire romand de la LSFin, Basel (Helbing Lichtenhahn) 2022 (co-author with Pascal Favrod-Coune and Philipp Fischer)

Les instruments financiers: Aspects juridiques et fiscaux

Bâle (Helbing & Lichtenhahn) 2021 (co-auteur avec Joseph Merhai et Nicolas Béguin)

Droit et économie numérique

Co-editor with Damiano Canapa, Collection Lausannoise (CEDIDAC), Volume 73, Bern (Stämpfli) 2021

L’interdiction d’exercer prononcée par la FINMA

Bulletin CEDIDAC nr. 71, Lausanne (CEDIDAC) 2018

Gouvernance et dirigeants bancaires : pratique et jurisprudence récentes

Développements récents en droit commercial VI, Lausanne (CEDIDAC) 2018, p. 73-97

Protection des données et nouvelles procédures de communication aux autorités fiscales et de surveillance étrangères

RSDA 2/2017, p. 144-162

Commentaire de l'article
162 CP

A. Macaluso / L. Moreillon (édit.), Commentaire romand du Code pénal, Partie II, Bâle Genève Munich (Helbing & Lichtenhahn) 2017

Commentaire de l'article 6 LCD

V. Martenet / P. Pichonnaz (édit.), Commentaire romand de la Loi sur la concurrence déloyale, Bâle GenèveMunich (Helbing & Lichtenhahn) 2017

La description du contrat

Le mandat de gestion de fortune, A. Bizzozero/A. Falletti/S. Meregalli (édit.), 2ème éd., Genève / Zurich (Schulthess) 2017, p. 1-37

La qualification juridique du contrat

Le mandat de gestion de fortune, A. Bizzozero/A. Falletti/S. Meregalli (édit.), 2ème éd., Genève / Zurich (Schulthess) 2017, p. 38-57

La qualification du bonus pour les très hauts revenus : suite et fin ?

GesKR Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarkrecht 2015/4, p. 561 ss (co-author with David Raedler) Lire la publication
Regards de marathoniens sur le droit suisse, Geneva (Slatkine) 2015 Lire la publication

La contestation des décisions en droit de la SA

Travaux de la Journée CEDIDAC 2013 de droit de l’entreprise, Lausanne (CEDIDAC) 2014, p. 1-69

La contestation des décisions en droit de la SA

Travaux de la Journée CEDIDAC 2013 de droit de l’entreprise, Lausanne (CEDIDAC) 2014 (co-author with David Raedler)

Commentaire de l’article
162 CP

A. Macaluso & L. Moreillon (ed.), Commentaire romand du Code pénal, Partie II, Basel Geneva Munich (Helbing & Lichtenhahn) (to be published soon) (co-author with Alain Macaluso and Philipp Fischer)

Commentaire des articles 271 à 273 CP

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)

Commentaire de l’article 6 LCD

V. Martenet & P. Pichonnaz (ed.), Commentaire romand de la Loi sur la concurrence déloyale, Basel Geneva Munich (Helbing & Lichtenhahn) (to be published soon) (co-author with Philipp Fischer)

Le caractère accessoire du bonus

GesKR Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht 2013/4 (pages 409-415) (co-author with David Raedler) Lire la publication
GesKR Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht 2012/4 (pages 524-538) (co-author with David Raedler) Lire la publication

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)

International Law Office, Litigation Newsletter, 14 December 2010

Chronique de jurisprudence civile

Journée 2009 de droit bancaire et financier, L. Thévenoz & C. Bovet (ed.), Geneva Zurich Basel (Schulthess) 2010 (pages 171-196)
Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, 2009 (co-author with Patrick Hünerwadel, Shelby R. du Pasquier & Cristina Theus Sigismondi) (pages 131-135)

Pensions de titres (repos) et autres cessions temporaires

Geneva Bâle Zurich (Schulthess) 2008 (348 pages)
Select Papers from the Harvard Law School Seminar in International Finance, 2007
Droit des contrats France, Suisse, Belgique, H. Cousy / L. Thévenoz/B. Tilleman/A. Verbeke (édit.), Bruxelles (Larcier) 2006, p. 201-220
Journée 2005 de droit bancaire et financier, L. Thévenoz & C. Bovet (ed.), Geneva Zurich Basel (Schulthess) 2006 (co-author with Christian Bovet) (pages 135-186)

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)

Note sur la notion de garantie dans la convention TIR

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)

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