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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hikmat Maleh is highly esteemed for his in-depth knowledge of domestic and international criminal law.

Biography

Hikmat Maleh is a senior associate in the litigation department of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He is active in complex criminal and commercial litigation and arbitration, notably white-collar crime and fraud cases in the financial sector. His other areas of practice include internal investigations, employment litigation and sports arbitration.

Hikmat Maleh graduated from the universities of Geneva and Berlin and holds an LLM in international law from the University of Cambridge (2010). He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2013 and joined Lenz & Staehelin in 2014. He speaks English, French, German and Arabic and has a good understanding of Italian and Spanish.

Hikmat Maleh is a member of several professional associations, including the Geneva Bar Association (OdA), the Swiss Bar Association (SBA), the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hikmat Maleh possesses “excellent technical skills and has the ability to turn complex legal analysis into concise practical advice”.

Biography

Hikmat Maleh has a broad practice across the spectrum of criminal and commercial litigation. He is notably recognized for his work on white-collar crime, fraud and asset recovery cases on behalf of institutional clients and individuals. Hikmat Maleh represents clients before Swiss courts in complex litigation, with a focus on multi-jurisdictional proceedings arising out of financial sector disputes. He also has experience acting in employment disputes and advising clients in the context of internal investigations, as well as in arbitration and sports law matters.

Hikmat Maleh graduated from the Universities of Geneva and Berlin and holds an LLM in international law from the University of Cambridge (2010). He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2013. He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 2014 and has been partner since 2021. He speaks English, French, German, Arabic and has a good understanding of Italian and Spanish.

Hikmat Maleh is a member of several professional associations including Geneva Bar Association (OdA), Swiss Bar Association (SBA), Swiss Society of International Law (SSDI), Swiss Sports Law Association (ASDS), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), International Bar Association (IBA).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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