LALIVE announced the promotion of Nicolas Ollivier and Dominik Elmiger to the partnership, of Lorraine de Germiny to partner of the firm’s London entity LALIVE (London), and Augustin Barrier to counsel, all as of 1 January 2021.
Nicolas Ollivier (first pictured left) joined the firm in Geneva 2012 and specialises in banking and finance litigation, an area where he has contributed to developing the firm’s expertise and practice. He regularly advises and represents clients in complex cases involving margin calls, fund mismanagement, fraudulent transfer orders, bank bankruptcy, freezing of accounts, as well as in administrative and enforcement proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, and other high value, cross border commercial litigation matters.
Dominik Elmiger (second pictured left) joined LALIVE’s Zurich litigation group in 2015. He practises in domestic and cross-border litigation, with a special focus on commercial disputes, including shareholder and corporate disputes, asset recovery, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and awards, arbitration-related litigation, including challenge of arbitral awards, cross-border insolvency proceedings, white collar crime, and mutual legal assistance in civil and criminal matters, including extradition.
Lorraine de Germiny (second pictured right) joined LALIVE in Geneva in 2014 and relocated to London in 2020. She specialises in international arbitration, including investment treaty arbitration, focusing in particular on the oil & gas and mining sectors. She is dual qualified in France and New York and experienced in a very wide range of arbitration rules, procedural and substantive laws, including international law. She currently represents Romania in the USD 4.8 billion arbitration brought by Canadian company Gabriel Resources and its UK-based subsidiary, one of the largest cases in the history of ICSID. Lorraine has been active in many arbitral associations; she currently serves as Legal Officer of Women in Mining Switzerland, of which she is a founding member.
Augustin Barrier (first pictured right)joined the firm’s international arbitration group in 2016 and is based in Geneva. He practises in both commercial and investment treaty arbitration, in a wide range of sectors including construction, mining and energy, including gas pricing disputes. Augustin, who trained in France, is familiar with many international arbitration rules, substantive and procedural laws. He has a particular interest and significant experience in investments and related disputes arising out of projects in Africa. He was part of the LALIVE team who recently successfully represented the Republic of Mauritius and currently acts for two investors against the United Republic of Tanzania.