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Louis Burrus

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Languages:
French, German, English

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

„A great talent“

Who's Who Legal

„Rising Star“

Litigation category by Legal Media Group's Expert Guide

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

Who's Who Legal
 

Louis Burrus is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution Group in Geneva. 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.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • 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)

Career

Professional Experience
2016
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2014-2015
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in London
2010
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2007-2009
Junior associate at Baker & McKenzie in Geneva

Education and Admission
2016
Bar Admission in England & Wales (Solicitor of the Senior Courts)
2009
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2007
Certificate in "International Business Transactions with Chinese Characteristics", Cornell-Bucerius Summer Law Institute in Suzhou, China
2007
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"

„A great talent“

Who's Who Legal

„Rising Star“

Litigation category by Legal Media Group's Expert Guide

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

Who's Who Legal

Recognitions

  • Who's Who Legal: Investigations: 2016 - 2018
  • LMG Expert Guides: Rising Star (Litigation) 2016 - 2018
  • Global Investigation Review's 40 under 40 2017
  • Legal 500: Dispute Resolution, Litigation 2018

Selected Publications

Cross-border insolvency law, experiences and perspectives
in: Yearbook of Private International Law, Volume XVII - 2015/2016. - 2017, pp. 371-384
 
The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations : Switzerland
published by Global Investigations Review in 2017.- ed. Juddith Seddon, Eleanor Davison, Christopher J. Morvillo, Michael Bowes and Luke Tolaini
 
Technologie et Avocature: Ross, Predictive Coding et Big Data
in: Anwalts Revue = Revue de l'avocat, no. 8.2016, p. 325-329. Cet article peut être téléchargé sur Swisslex
 
Kommunikationssprache: chers confrères, should we speak english?
in: Anwalts Revue = Revue de l'avocat, no. 8.2013, pp. 332-334
 
The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations, Second Edition
Global Investigations Review - ed. Judith Seddon, Clifford Chance. Eleanor Davison, Fountain Court Chambers. Christopher J Morvillo, Clifford Chance, Michael Bowes QC, Outer Temple Chambers, Luke Tolaini, Clifford Chance