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Louis Burrus


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1

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

French, German, English

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

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)


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"


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

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

Who's Who Legal

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