Alexandre Richa’s practice focuses on banking and financial law.

Alexandre Richa advises clients (banks, other companies, individuals) mainly in banking and finance, as well as in corporate law matters (including mergers and acquisitions). He has a vast experience in complex international disputes, especially in the financial field, and represents clients before FINMA and other authorities. He is ranked in the leading lawyers’ directories Chambers Global 2020 (Banking & Finance, Switzerland) and Chambers Europe 2020 (Banking & Finance, Switzerland), where he is described as a “very talented lawyer” and an “expert in regulatory field“. He is also recognized by Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2021 (Banking & Finance, Corporate Law and Regulatory Practice).

Alexandre Richa is also an associate Professor at the University of Lausanne, HEC Lausanne, where he notably teaches financial market law and corporate law.  He is also the Chairman of the Geneva Law and Legislation Society and a member of the board of several non-profit organizations in the legal field: scientific committee of the AEDBF Europe (European Society for Banking and Financial Law), committee of the AEDBF Switzerland, Foundation Board of CEDIDAC and academic committee of the Bank Innovation Competence Center. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Capital Markets and Technology Association and the chairman of its corporate committee.

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Harvard Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.), Concentration in international finance


University of Geneva Law School, Dr. iur.
Honors: summa cum laude, Professor Walther Hug Prize, François Bellot Prize


University of Geneva Law School, Diploma of Advanced Studies
Honors: summa cum laude, Arditi Prize (best paper), Etienne Gide Prize (best paper in private law)


University of Geneva Law School, lic. iur.
Honors: Geneva Law and Legislation Society Prize (best 1st year results)

Bar Admission


Geneva, admitted to practice before all Swiss courts


Since 2014

ABR Avocats, Geneva: founding partner

Since 2011

Associate Professor of business law at the University of Lausanne (HEC)


Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva: associate/senior associate


University of Geneva Law School, Center for Banking and Financial Law: research and teaching assistant


University of Geneva Law School, Department of Civil and Commercial Law: research and teaching assistant


Python Schifferli Peter & Associés, Geneva: junior associate


French, English, German


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