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Antonia Mottironi

Antonia Mottironi

Monfrini Bitton KleinPlace du Molard 3GenevaGenevaSwitzerlandCH-1204

Global Leader

Asset Recovery 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Antonia Mottironi is "a very active practitioner in the asset recovery space and an impressive lawyer", well versed in international asset recovery and judgement enforcement issues.


Antonia Mottironi is a Swiss lawyer and counsel at Monfrini Bitton Klein, 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 been involved in Yves Bouvier v Dmitriy Rybolovlev & al. and Republic of Guinea v Beny Steinmetz/BSGR.

She has published on asset tracing and recovery; cross-border insolvency; recognition of foreign 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 in international and European law (2010) and a bachelor’s degree in law (2008) from the University 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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