Carla Reyes

  • Partner

  • Attorney at Law, LL.M.

Languages

English, French, Spanish, Italian

Contact details

Expertise

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.

Education

2011

Admission to the New York Bar

2010

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

2009

Admission to the Geneva Bar

2005

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

Professional Experience

2017

Partner, Des Gouttes & Associés

2011-2016

Senior Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Geneva

2010-2011

Foreign Lawyer, Wachtel Missry LLP, New York

Other Activities

2016-2020

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

2016-2020

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

2018

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

Practice Areas

Memberships

  • 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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