Louis Burrus (dual-qualified in both Switzerland and in England and Wales) (solicitor of the Senior Courts) is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group based in Geneva. Louis specialises in domestic and international commercial litigation, in particular in banking and financial disputes. He additionally has extensive experience in conducting cross-border corporate internal investigations, including white-collar matters, and regularly represents companies and individuals before Swiss and foreign authorities.
Louis's recent experience demonstrating his expertise in litigation matters includes:
- Acting as lead counsel to an international private banking group on all litigation aspects related to an acquisition of another large bank;
- Representation of a large transport company before the Swiss courts in the context of several court litigations initiated by a former shareholder;
- Assistance to a large international bank in the context of a large on-going litigation before the courts of the Southern District of New York (SDNY).
Louis is recognised for his work in litigation and investigations in leading international legal directories and publications such as Legal 500, Global Investigations Review (GIR), Who's Who Legal and Expert Guides. Who's Who Legal says he "employs a very practical approach to project delivery" and is "focused on delivering strong outcomes" for clients" and "wins praise from clients as a 'very knowledgeable and practical' lawyer". In 2017, the GIR recognised Louis as one of the world's top investigations lawyers under the age of 40.
Louis has a strong expertise and understanding of the use of technology in litigation matters (in particular e-discovery, analytics tools, predictive coding, etc.). As an executive board member of the Swiss LegalTech Association, Louis is additionally recognised as an industry specialist in supporting the legal industry with a better understanding of the legal technology market. He is regularly invited to speak as the consultative voice on matters related to technology and the legal profession.
Prior to becoming a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer in 2016, Louis worked in the global white-collar crime and corporate investigations practice of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in London.