Nicolas de Gottrau

Dr. iur., LL.M. (Duke), Attorney-at-law / Partner

Nicolas de Gottrau provides legal advice and support to banks, corporate and private clients primarily in the fields of banking law, secured transactions, company law, contracts, insolvency, as well as international private law. He has gained considerable expertise representing clients in litigation and insolvency matters before courts (and also arbitral tribunals), including debt collection proceedings, bankruptcies and attachments. Nicolas de Gottrau obtained a Master of Laws degree at Duke University, is also admitted to the New York Bar, is the author of a dissertation on documentary credits (Prof. Walter Hug's Prize) and wrote numerous papers in the field of banking law and insolvency law. He has been a seminar lecturer at the University of Geneva for documentary credits and secured transactions.
Geneva Rue Jacques-Balmat 5 CH-1211 Geneva T: +41 58 220 36 00
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Hall of Fame, Banking And Finance, Geneva
The Legal 500 EMEA (Switzerland), 2018-2024
Leading Individual: Banking And Finance (Geneva)
The Legal 500 EMEA (Switzerland), 2011-2018
Recommended Lawyer, Insolvency and Reorganisation Law
Best Lawyers in Switzerland, 2019-2024
Recommended Lawyer, Banking and finance
Leaders League (Switzerland), 2019-2024
Recommended Lawyer, Dispute resolution, Commercial litigation
Leaders League (Switzerland), 2019-2024
Highly Recommended Lawyer, Dispute resolution, Financial litigation & equity financing
Leaders League (Switzerland), 2019-2024


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We are now valfor

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the merger of BianchiSchwald, GHR Rechtsanwälte and PYTHON.

From July 1, 2024, we will operate as valfor. valfor stands for our continued commitment and our joint endeavor to offer our clients real added value – value beyond legal advice.

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