Robert Fiechter

  • Partner

  • Attorney at Law, LL.M.

  • Deputy Judge at the Geneva Court of Justice

  • Deputy Secretary of the Supervisory Board CDB

Languages

English, (Swiss-)German, French

Contact details

Expertise

Fraud, Financial Crime and Asset Recovery

Robert Fiechter advises banks, trading companies and financial institutions on asset protection and asset recovery in connection with complex international fraud cases. He is a Founding Member of the International Fraud Group (www.internationalfraudgroup.com), a group of specialized fraud lawyers active across more than 20 financial centers and offshore jurisdictions around the world, focused on securing injunctions, asset recovery and trust busting remedies.

Banking and Finance

As deputy secretary of the Supervisory Board CDB (Swiss Bank Codes of Conduct), Robert Fiechter has extensive experience in banking regulatory issues, international administrative and criminal legal assistance. Robert Fiechter regularly handles procedures involving international administrative assistance concerning requests emanating from the SEC and the French COB as well as from the US Department of Justice and other foreign criminal prosecution authorities.

Private Clients

Robert Fiechter advises high networth individuals and families on asset protection and conveyance of estates. He also acts as executor in domestic and international successions.

Education

1980

University of New Orleans, Tulane Law School, LL.M.

1978

Admission to the Geneva Bar

1976-1978

University of Geneva, licence en droit

Professional Experience

Since 1986

Des Gouttes & Associés, Geneva, Partner

1982-1986

Des Gouttes & Associés, Geneva, Attorney at Law

1980-1981

Teaching Assistant, University of Geneva, Law School, Geneva

Other Activities

Since 2008

Deputy Secretary of the Supervisory Board CDB (Agreement on the Swiss Banks' Codes of Conduct with regard to the exercise of due diligence), Berne

Since 2007

Deputy Judge at the Court of Justice (Appellate Court), Geneva

2007-2011

President of the Arbitral Tribunal SRO Post

1996-2006

Deputy Judge at the Tribunal of First Instance of Geneva

Practice Areas

Memberships

  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
  • International Fraud Group

Extended Profile

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