Carla Reyes

  • Partner

  • Attorney at Law, LL.M.


English, French, Spanish, Italian

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Litigation and Arbitration

Carla Reyes enjoys a vast experience in dispute resolution both before courts in Geneva and other Swiss jurisdictions. In particular, she has considerable experience in domestic and cross-border multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation. She practices, among others, in international commercial disputes of a civil nature, in particular in the banking industry.

International Sanctions

Carla Reyes has also developed a strong practice before the Federal authorities in embargoes and sanctions matters and political freezing of assets.

Fraud, Financial Crime and Asset Recovery

Carla Reyes’ primary fields of practice are complex fraud matters, business crime, international mutual legal assistance (criminal, administrative and tax related), as well as compliance and regulatory. She regularly handles issues related to corporate investigations and assists clients in settlement negotiations.

Carla Reyes regularly ensures the enforcement of foreign and national decisions and clients' rights by means of criminal proceedings, asset tracing and recovery, as well as civil seizure of assets on behalf of financially harmed clients.



Admission to the New York Bar


Columbia University School of Law, New York, LL.M.


Admission to the Geneva Bar


University of Geneva, Licence en droit (magna cum laude)

Professional Experience

Since 2017

Des Gouttes & Associés, Geneva, Partner


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Geneva, Senior Associate


Wachtel Missry LLP, New York, Foreign Lawyer


Perréard, de Boccard, Kohler, Ador & Associés, Geneva, Trainee

Other Activities

Since 2016

Member of the Commission for the Innovation and Modernization of the Geneva Bar (CIMBAR)

Since 2016

Member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Business Society (WBS)

Practice Areas


  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)
  • European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers (EFCL)
  • Women’s Business Society (WBS)
  • Commission for the Innovation and Modernization of the Geneva Bar (CIMBAR)

Extended Profile

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