Sandrine Giroud


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Sandrine Giroud has been a partner with LALIVE since 2017. She specializes in domestic and international litigation, with a focus on commercial disputes, fraud and asset recovery, white collar crime, mutual legal assistance in civil and criminal matters (including extradition), art and cultural property, trust and estate, media law, as well as public international law (including immunities from jurisdiction and enforcement), and human rights.

She regularly advises and represents companies and individuals in the recovery and protection of their assets through provisional measures, freezing orders, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and awards, cross-border insolvency proceedings or execution of contracts as well as compliance procedures and internal investigations. As part of her practice, she also represents collectors, art market professionals and museums on dispute resolution and transactional matters in art. Her experience in the management of particularly sensitive matters allows her to tackle not only legal but also strategic aspects such as reputation and media.

Sandrine Giroud is a member of numerous professional bodies, such as the Geneva Bar Association (ODAGE), the Swiss Bar Association (FSA/SAV), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) among others. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Geneva Bar Association (ODAGE) as well as President of its Human Rights Committee. She also acts as a senior officer of the IBA Litigation Committee. Passionate about art, she sits on the board of various organizations in this field, namely the Swiss National Museum (vice president), the Art Law Foundation (which she co-directed from 2014 to 2017), and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Furthermore, she has been appointed to the advisory board of the newly created Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) and is among the selected pool of arbitrators for this court. She is a regular speaker at international conferences and frequently publishes on matters related to her fields of expertise.

Sandrine Giroud is recognized as an expert in Litigation, Asset Recovery, Banking & Finance, Private Client, and Art Law by Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 and Chambers.

Before joining LALIVE, Sandrine Giroud worked as a legal adviser at the Swiss Federal Office of Justice in Berne (2006-08). She graduated from the University of Fribourg (2003) and studied at the University of Bristol (2000-01) as well as at the International Humanitarian Law Unit of the University of Nottingham (2004). She also holds an L.L.M in International Dispute Resolution issued jointly by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2009) and a STEP advanced certificate in the law of trusts (2012).

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Appeals
  • Bankruptcy
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Crisis Management
  • Cybercrime
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Extradition
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime