George Ayoub impresses peers and clients, who affirm that he is “thorough, has a good knowledge of the relevant areas of law, and gives clear and pragmatic advice".
George Ayoub is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution, white-collar crime and compliance, and internal corporate investigations groups in Geneva.
His key areas of expertise and practice focus on white-collar crime, international mutual legal assistance, extradition, asset tracing and recovery, and internal corporate investigations. George is also specialised in regulatory and compliance issues.
George has acted as counsel for both individuals and corporate entities in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court.
George's recent expertise in white-collar crime matters include: representation of and assistance to a prominent businessman and his group of companies in relation to Swiss criminal investigations in the context of an alleged corruption scheme; representation of a major digital vendor in the context of Swiss criminal proceedings; and representation of a foreign sovereign fund and affiliated companies in Swiss criminal investigations targeting one of its former senior officers.
George is a member of the International Bar Association's anti-corruption, business crime and criminal law committees.
After graduating from the University of Lausanne, School of Law, in 2007 George worked at the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland. He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2011. Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2012, he worked at another renowned Swiss business law firm as a contract and corporate lawyer.
Before embarking upon his legal profession, George accumulated several years' experience as an airline pilot for the Swiss national carrier.