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Alexandre Richa is specialized in 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 as a recognized practioner in Chambers Europe 2018 (Banking & Finance, Switzerland).

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 director of the Department of Business and Tax Law at HEC Lausanne, as well as a member of the academic committee of the Bank Innovation Competence Center.  He is 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 committee of the Geneva Law and Legislation Society. He is also a member of the Capital Markets and Technology Association’s advisory board and head of its corporate committee.

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Education

2007

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

2006

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

2004

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)

1999

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

Bar Admission

2002

Geneva, admitted to practice before all Swiss courts

Experience

Since 2014

ABR Avocats, Geneva: founding partner

Since 2011

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

2007-2014

Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva: associate/senior associate

2002-2006

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

2001-2002

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

2000-2001

Python Schifferli Peter & Associés, Geneva: junior associate

Languages

French, English, German

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