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Specialism: Lawyers Private Client Litigation, Contentious Trusts
Company: Schellenberg Wittmer
Location: Geneva , Switzerland
What do clients and peers say of Christian Girod: "Attentive, unhurried and diligent."
Christian Girod is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution Group as well as its Private Wealth Group in Geneva. His main areas of practice are commercial, banking and insurance litigation, as well as estate and trust disputes.
Christian's practice is almost exclusively devoted to international matters and covers a range of issues, including pre-litigation strategic advice, and representation of parties in cases related to private banking disputes, insurance and estate and trusts disputes.
Christian is an SBA-certified specialist in inheritance law, a STEP-certified trust and estate practitioner, and a member of several professional associations, such as the International Association of Lawyers, the Swiss Arbitration Association and the Société Romande des Avocats Spécialistes en Droit des Successions.
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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes, P.O. Box 2088
1211 Geneva 1
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Some examples of Christian's expertise in litigation include: representation of a Swiss Foundation as defendant in relation to estates opened in 1928 and 1968 which involve artworks and other assets confiscated by the Nazis in the 1930s and are governed by the laws of different states; representation of a trustee in proceedings for injunctive relief before the Geneva courts, in relation to estate claims of the petitioners under Monegasque law; and representation of a bank in proceedings brought by former customers trying to have the bank be held liable for the losses caused by an external independent asset manager.