Alexandre de Senarclens


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Banking law and Financial Services     White Collar Crime   Corporate law


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Congratulations to our Partner Alexandre de Senarclens for his re-election to the Grand Council of the Canton of Geneva. He will be deputy for the PLR group for the 2023 - 2028 legislature.
Alexandre de Senarclens and Aline Nelis gave a seminar on the liability of fiduciaries in carrying out their mandate as part of the continuous training courses organised by the Geneva section of Fiduciaire Suisse.
Alexandre de Senarclens published with Lisa Harrison an article in the legal review La Semaine Judiciaire (SJ 2021 II 47) on the Lombard Credit and the Leverage Effect.
Professional experience

Alexandre de Senarclens is primarily active in Banking law and financial services, White Collar crime and Company law, both in an advisory capacity and as counsel in court proceedings.

He primarily assists individuals and financial institutions in complex domestic and transnational litigation. He regularly acts in cases involving financial mismanagement, whether of a civil or criminal nature. His practice also includes assets tracing and freezing orders in Switzerland and abroad.

Alexandre de Senarclens has developed an important network of partner law firms across the world, which enables him to ensure the coordination and continuous monitoring of cases with an international element.

In addition, he advises and represents financial intermediaries, in particular independent wealth managers, in their relationships with their clients, their commercial partners, supervisory authorities, and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). He helps these clients to organise their affairs, to obtain necessary authorisations and to draft contracts specific to their activities. This requires an in-depth analysis of their activities to help clients to choose the most appropriate internal organisation that will allow them to respond efficiently to their various legal and regulatory requirements.

Finally, Alexandre de Senarclens is active in the field of Corporate law (contracts, partner relationships, liabilities of directors and auditors) and acts as board member for several Swiss companies.

He advises his clients in relation to relevant legal aspects as well as the overall strategy in all his fields of specialisms in order to enable his clients to reach their goals. He prioritises privileged, long-term professional relationships, and provides a tailor-made service to his clientele.

Before co-founding Reiser Avocats, Alexandre de Senarclens practised at the Geneva Bar for many years at leading Genevan law firms.


2008 LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center
2002 Admitted to practice at the Geneva Bar
1999 Master degree in Law, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and University of Köln, Germany

Professional Memberships
  • Member of the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Federation of Lawyers (SAV/FSA)
  • Member of the Geneva Business Law Association (AGDA)
  • Member of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC)

The Lombard Credit and the Leverage Effect (co-written with Lisa Harrison), in :SJ 2021 II 47

Le devoir d’information selon la LSFin, in Expert Focus, 1-2/2020, pp. 37 – 40, Alexandre de Senarclens et Charlotte Séchaud, 2020 - Lien vers l'article

Article de Mes Alexandre de Senarclens et Charlotte Séchaud intitulé « Une petite révolution pour les gérants indépendants » paru dans le quotidien LE TEMPS le 23 octobre 2018.

Article de Me Alexandre de Senarclens intitulé « Quelques considérations juridiques et politiques pour la place financière suisse » paru dans le périodique Point de Mire de janvier 2015.

Article de Me Alexandre de Senarclens et Me David Lutran (RiveDroit Avocats, Paris), sur « Le banquier pris en étau entre les lois suisses et françaises », paru dans le quotidien LE TEMPS le 28 janvier 2014.

Article de Me Alexandre de Senarclens sur « Le Tribunal fédéral et des demandes américaines », paru dans le quotidien LE TEMPS le 17 septembre 2013.


Conference organised by the Geneva section of Fiduciaire Suisse on the topic “Liability of fiduciaries in carrying out their mandate”.

Conference organised by the LIBERAL INSTITUTE et EPICENTER (European Policy Information Center), « Better Regulation – Political, corporate, or personal responsability ? », 25.09.18.

Conference organised by Swiss Fiduciary, Geneva branch, « Le droit des sociétés », 10.03.16.

Conference organised by the Edmond de Rothschild Bank, « Projet des loi LSFin/LEFin et les conséquences sur la profession de gérant indépendant », 7.10.15.

Conference Academy & Finance, « Problématique cross-border : comment démarcher un client fiscalisé et comment communiquer avec lui ? », 13.12.12.