Deborah Hondius

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Phone 1: +41 58 105 20 00

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Geneva Bar (Swiss Bar)


​Deborah Hondius is Counsel with LALIVE in Geneva. Her main areas of practice are domestic and international litigation, in particular white collar crime and mutual assistance in criminal matters.

Before joining LALIVE in 2018, Deborah Hondius worked in the dispute resolution group of a leading Swiss firm in Geneva (Python, formerly Python & Peter), first as a trainee (2013-2014) and then as an associate (2015-2018). She also trained with the Geneva Criminal Court of First Instance before being admitted to the Geneva bar in 2015.

Deborah Hondius is a member of the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA) and the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association.

Deborah Hondius holds a Bachelor of Law (with a major in European Law) from the University of Fribourg (2007-2010), a bilingual Master of Law (with majors in Civil Law and Criminal Law) from the Universities of Basel and Geneva (2010-2012) and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions from the University of Geneva (2012). Deborah Hondius also holds a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Economic Crime Investigation from the Institute of Economic Crime Investigation (ILCE – HEG Arc) in Neuchâtel (2021).​

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Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Appeals
  • Asset Forfeiture/Restitution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Computer Forensics
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Crisis Management
  • Cybercrime
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Extradition
  • Financial Services
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime