George Ayoub is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s dispute resolution, white-collar crime and compliance, and internal corporate investigations groups in Geneva. His key areas of expertise and practice focus on white-collar crime, international mutual legal assistance, extradition, asset tracing and recovery, and internal corporate investigations.
George is also specialised in regulatory and compliance issues as well as in matters of trade sanctions, embargoes and export controls. George acts as counsel for both individuals and corporate entities in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court.
George’s expertise includes: regular advice and assistance to a large international commodity trading group in the context of domestic proceedings as well as foreign requests for mutual legal assistance in criminal matter; representation of and assistance to a prominent businessman and his group of companies in relation to Swiss criminal investigations in the context of an alleged corruption scheme and representation of a HNWI in extradition proceedings to the United States.
George is a member of the International Bar Association’s anti-corruption, business crime and criminal law committees.
After graduating from the University of Lausanne, School of Law, in 2007 George worked at the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland. He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2011. Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2012, he worked at another renowned Swiss business law firm as a contract and corporate lawyer. Before embarking upon his legal profession, George accumulated several years’ experience as an airline pilot for the Swiss national carrier.