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.”

Who's Who Legal

“Louis is an excellent, thoughtful and creative lawyer”

Who's Who Legal

“Provides rapid and accurate responses to cover any and every issue that arises in a case”

Who's Who Legal

“A highly focused and motivated individual”

Who's Who Legal

“Well organised and communicates extremely well in cross-border cases”

Who's Who Legal

“Exceptional handling of sophisticated banking and financial disputes in Switzerland and abroad”

Legal 500

“Louis Burrus has gravitas. He is exceptionally bright and is a pleasure to work with”

Legal 500

“Louis Burrus and his team are extremely thorough, responsive and efficient”

Legal 500

“Louis Burrus is a highly gifted lawyer, with both a practical and a technical approach of the cases”

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.

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
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in London
2010
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2007
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"
 

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