Carla Reyes

  • Partner

  • Attorney at Law, LL.M.


English, French, Spanish, Italian

Contact details


Litigation and Arbitration

Carla Reyes has a broad practice across the spectrum of criminal and commercial litigation both before state courts and other Swiss federal jurisdictions. In particular, she enjoys considerable experience in domestic and cross-border multi-jurisdictional litigation matters.

She practices, among others, in international commercial disputes of a civil nature, in particular in the banking and trading 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), extradition, as well as compliance and regulatory.

Carla Reyes is frequently retained as counsel in connection with white-collar crime cases at a federal or state level.

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


Partner, Des Gouttes & Associés


Senior Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Geneva


Foreign Lawyer, Wachtel Missry LLP, New York

Other Activities

Since 2018

Member of the Board of Directors of Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers (VOCAL)


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


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

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)
  • Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers (VOCAL)
  • International Fraud Group (IFG)
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA)

Extended Profile

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