Who's Who Legal

“A great talent”

Who's Who Legal

“Well versed in handling cross-border and internal business investigation and wins praise as a “very knowledgeable and practical” lawyer.”


Louis Burrus is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Geneva office, where he co-heads the Dispute Resolution Group. He is dual-qualified in Switzerland and in England & Wales (Solicitor of the Senior Courts). Louis specializes in domestic and international commercial litigation, in particular in banking and financial disputes. He advises clients in cross-border multi-jurisdictional disputes and has extensive experience in conducting corporate internal investigations, including white-collar matters.


  • Lead counsel to a SIX-listed company in a post-transaction dispute further to the acquisition of a new subsidiary (price-adjustment mechanisms, enforcement of warranties, etc.)
  • Acted for a European energy company in enforcing a several hundred million arbitration award (ICC, seat in NYC), including by way of an attachment order (worldwide enforcement case)
  • Advising a major Swiss bank participating into the United States Department of Justice’s (DoJ) Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target Letters for Swiss banks (co-Project Manager role)


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in London
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Junior associate at Baker & McKenzie in Geneva
Education and Admission
Bar Admission in England & Wales (Solicitor of the Senior Courts)
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Certificate in International Business Transactions with Chinese Characteristics, Cornell-Bucerius Summer Law Institute in Suzhou, China
Master of Law, University of Fribourg
Additional Professional Activities
  • Board member of the Swiss LegalTech Association
  • Member of several professional associations such as the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the Law Society of England & Wales and the American Bar Association
  • Co-Editor of the Geneva Bar Associations main publication "Lettre du Conseil"

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