Louis Burrus is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Geneva office, where he co-heads the Dispute Resolution Group. He specialises in domestic and international commercial litigation, in particular in banking and financial disputes. He 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 is known for his strong expertise in enforcing foreign decisions and obtaining freezing injunctions and interim reliefs.
Louis also conducts and leads investigations in various other fields such as sports and global commodity trading in regards to cases involving bribery and corruption, sanctions violations or money laundering.
Louis’s expertise in litigation 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 and 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 has a strong and unique expertise and understanding of the use of technology in litigation matters (in particular e-discovery, analytics tools, predictive coding, etc.) which is a huge added value to many of his banking litigation and investigation cases.
Louis has been a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer since 2016. In 2014-2015, he worked in the global White-Collar Crime & Corporate Investigations practice of elite firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in London.
Louis is a board advisory member of the Swiss LegalTech Association. Since 2019 Louis also serves as co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion commission of the Geneva Bar Association.