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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

“Excellent litigator” Louis Burrus impresses sources with his “capacity to deliver efficiently and in a very pragmatic way, really understanding the client’s needs and requirements”.

Biography

Louis Burrus (dual-qualified in both Switzerland and in England and Wales) (solicitor of the Senior Courts) is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group, based in Geneva. He specialises in domestic and international commercial litigation, in particular in banking and financial disputes. He has extensive experience in conducting cross-border corporate internal investigations, including white-collar matters, and regularly represents companies and individuals before Swiss and foreign authorities.

Louis's recent expertise in investigations includes: representation of one of the largest Swiss banks in its participation in the US DOJ programme for Swiss banks. Louis was responsible for conducting a complex internal investigation, which included an in-depth review of the bank's accounts to identify those held on behalf of US citizens - and conducting and leading investigations in various other fields such as sports and global commodity trading in regards to cases involving bribery and corruption, sanctions violations or money laundering.

In 2017, Global Investigations Review (GIR) recognised Louis as one of the world’s top investigations lawyers under the age of 40.

Louis has a strong expertise and understanding of the use of technology in litigation matters (in particular e-discovery, analytics tool, predictive coding, etc). As a board advisory member of the Swiss LegalTech Association, Louis is additionally recognised as an industry specialist in supporting the legal industry with a better understanding of the legal technology market. He is regularly invited to speak as the consultative voice on matters related to technology and the legal profession.  

Louis has been a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer since 2016.

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Louis Burrus is highlighted for his outstanding abilities as a litigator, with sources calling him a "rising star for investigations" and "one of the promising newcomers in banking litigation".

Biography

Louis Burrus (dual-qualified in both Switzerland and in England and Wales) (solicitor of the Senior Courts) is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group, based in Geneva. He specialises in domestic and international commercial litigation, in particular in banking and financial disputes. He has extensive experience in conducting cross-border corporate internal investigations, including white-collar matters, and regularly represents companies and individuals before Swiss and foreign authorities.

Louis's notable case examples that demonstrate his expertise in investigations include the representation of one of the largest Swiss banks in its participation in the US DOJ programme for Swiss banks. Louis was responsible for conducting a complex internal investigation, which included an in-depth review of the bank's accounts to identify those held on behalf of US citizens. Following investigations, Louis helped settle this matter favourably with a low penalty value compared to the amounts owed by other large Swiss banks. Louis also conducts and leads investigations in various other fields such as sports and global commodity trading in regards to cases involving bribery and corruption, sanctions violations or money laundering.

Louis has a strong expertise and understanding of the use of technology in litigation matters (in particular e-discovery, analytics tool, predictive coding, etc). As an executive board member of the Swiss LegalTech Association, Louis is additionally recognised as an industry specialist in supporting the legal industry with a better understanding of the legal technology market.

Prior to becoming a partner with Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd in 2016, Louis worked in the global white-collar crime and corporate investigations practice of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in London.

National Leader

Switzerland - Investigations

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Louis Burrus focuses his practice on the banking industry, expertly advising clients in both contentious proceedings and internal investigations, regularly in an international context.

Biography

Louis Burrus (dual-qualified in both Switzerland and in England and Wales) (solicitor of the Senior Courts) is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s dispute resolution group, based in Geneva. He specialises in domestic and international commercial litigation, in particular in banking and financial disputes. He has extensive experience in conducting cross-border corporate internal investigations, including white-collar matters, and regularly represents companies and individuals before Swiss and foreign authorities.

Louis’s recent expertise in investigations includes: representation of one of the largest Swiss banks in its participation in the US DOJ programme for Swiss banks. Louis was responsible for conducting a complex internal investigation, which included an in-depth review of the bank’s accounts to identify those held on behalf of US citizens - and conducting and leading investigations in various other fields such as sports and global commodity trading in regards to cases involving bribery and corruption, sanctions violations or money laundering.

In 2017, Global Investigations Review (GIR) recognised Louis as one of the world’s top investigations lawyers under the age of 40.

Louis has a strong expertise and understanding of the use of technology in litigation matters (in particular e-discovery, analytics tool, predictive coding, etc). As a board advisory member of the Swiss LegalTech Association, Louis is additionally recognised as an industry specialist in supporting the legal industry with a better understanding of the legal technology market. He is regularly invited to speak as the consultative voice on matters related to technology and the legal profession.  

Louis has been a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer since 2016.

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