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Vincent Jeanneret


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1

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

French, English, German

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

Vincent Jeanneret is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Group in Geneva, where he also heads the Restructuring and Insolvency team. He was also the firm's Managing Partner from 2009 to 2014.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Vincent specializes in commercial and banking litigation with a focus on complex, international cases. He has been recognized as one few specialists who deals with major insolvency cases both at a Swiss and international level
  • He is regularly appointed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) either as receiver or liquidator
  • He is frequently retained as counsel in connection with white-collar crime cases at the federal or state level, as well as with international legal assistance


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Managing Partner of Schellenberg Wittmer

Education and Admission
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. oec., University of Geneva
lic. iur., University of Geneva

Additional Professional Activities
  • Publications in the fields of insolvency law and criminal law
  • He has also been an active member of the AIJA (president of its Insolvency Commission) and is a member of the Fédération Suisse des Avocats and of the Association Genevoise du Droit des Affaires, where he was a board member and treasurer (1996-2002), as well as the former chairman of the Société Genevoise de Droit et de Législation
  • Vincent Jeanneret was also appointed to the Management Board of the "Ecole de l'Avocature"
  • Member of the board of the Geneva Bar Association (2003-2009)


  • Chambers Global / Europe: Restructuring / Insolvency; Banking & Finance (Litigation); White Collar Crime; Dispute Resolution (Litigation)
  • Legal 500: Insolvency & Corporate Recovery Leading Individual; Dispute Resolution - Litigation; Leading Firms Geneva
  • Who's Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring; Business Crime Defence; Asset Recovery; Commercial Litigation; Thought Leader
  • Expert Guides: Insolvency & Restructuring; Litigation; White Collar Crime
  • IFLR 1000

„fantastic communicator“

Chambers Europe

Selected Publications

Code pénal II (CP II) – Commentaire romand
Commentaire des art. 163 à 171bis. – Ed. par Alain Macaluso, Laurent Moreillon, Nicolas Queloz. – Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2017
Cross-border insolvency law, experiences and perspectives
in: Yearbook of Private International Law, Volume XVII - 2015/2016. - 2017, pp. 371-384
Commentary of Articles 46-55 SchKG ("Ort der Betreibung")
Daniel Hunkeler (Hrsg.), Kurzkommentar SchKG : Schuldbetreibungs- und Konkursgesetz, 2. Aufl., Basel 2014
Konkursliquidation insolventer Banken (Bankenkonkurs): art. 33
In: Basler Kommentar : Bankengesetz / Hrsg. Rolf Watter, Thomas Bauer, Peter Nedim Vogt, Christoph Winzeler. – 2. Aufl. – Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2013. – P. 683-695