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Switzerland - Asset Recovery 2021

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Antonia Mottironi draws praise for being “very active in the asset recovery space and an impressive lawyer".

Biography

Antonia Mottironi is a Swiss qualified lawyer in Geneva.

Ms Mottironi litigates and coordinates cross-border asset recovery proceedings on behalf of victims of economic crimes. She especially focuses on cross-border insolvency;white-collar crime; debt collection proceedings; enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments; as and international judicial assistance in criminal, civil and administrative matters.

Ms Mottironi has handled many multi-jurisdictional disputes, involving in most cases common law jurisdictions (worldwide freezing orders, pretrial discovery proceedings and forum non conveniens applications). She has obtained several recognitions of foreign insolvencies before the Financial Market Supervisory Authority and civil courts.

She coordinates the actions of several foreign insolvency office holders in Switzerland, and she has also been involved in large-scale international fraud and corruption cases. She has acted for the foreign liquidators of: the SIPA Liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities and the estate of Bernard L. Madoff; Saad Investments Company;Stanford International Bank, Bilta (UK); and Banca Turco Romana. She has also beeninvolved in Yves Bouvier v Dmitriy Rybolovlev & al. and Republic of Guinea v BenySteinmetz/BSGR.

She has published on asset tracing and recovery; cross-border insolvency; recognition offoreign judgments and arbitral awards; and collection on evidence in civil law countries since 2017 and regularly presents on these matters at international conferences.

Admitted to the Geneva and Swiss Bars in 2013, Ms Mottironi has a master’s degree international and European law (2010) and a bachelor’s degree in law (2008) from theUniversity of Geneva; and a bachelor’s degree in management from the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne (2005).
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