Aylin Guney King

Bonnard Lawson

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Bonnard Lawson
Work: +41 22 322 25 00

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Professional Profile

Aylin is a Partner at Bonnard Lawson’s Geneva office and a member of the dispute resolution and White-collar crime group, where she specializes in domestic and cross border litigation. She regularly advises and represents individuals and corporate clients before State and Federal authorities and courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court, in complex civil and criminal proceedings with international ramifications. Aylin has served as lead counsel in several trials, evidentiary hearings and oral arguments.

Her areas of expertise include white-collar crime, extradition proceedings and international mutual legal assistance both in criminal and tax matters.

She also developed a strong practice in complex commercial disputes involving contractual, banking and corporate matters as well as freezing injunctions proceedings and enforcement of foreign decisions and arbitral awards.

Admission & Qualifications

New York State Bar
Swiss bar


LL.M, Columbia Law School, New York (2011)

Master of Laws in Economic Law, (magna cum laude), University of Geneva, Switzerland (2007)

Licentiate in Law (magna cum laude), University of Geneva, Switzerland (2006)

Professional Experience

Partner, Bonnard Lawson, Geneva (2020 – present)

Associate, LHA Avocats, Geneva (2016–2019)

Foreign associate, Cerrahoğlu Law Firm, Istanbul (2014-2015)

Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer SA, Geneva (2011-2014) 

Lawyer-Trainee, Froriep, Geneva (2007-2009)

Representative Matters

Representation of several corporations and individuals in criminal proceedings targeting a large Ponzi scheme;

Representation of Politically Exposed Persons targeted by a request for mutual legal assistance in criminal matters in the framework of a foreign investigation for corruption;

Representation of multiple individuals and corporations in requests for mutual legal assistance in tax matters addressed to Switzerland by the French authorities;

Representation of Brazilian individuals and companies in Swiss criminal proceedings related to the lava jato Brazilian scandal;

Representation of an individual subject to international sanctions and facing an entry ban into Switzerland;

Representation of a foreign citizen in extradition proceedings addressed to the Swiss authorities;

Representation of several corporations and individuals whose assets have been seized as part of money laundering investigations.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Crime
  • Extradition
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Trade Secrets
  • White Collar Crime