Miguel Oural elected Bâtonnier of the Geneva Bar Association
Lenz & Staehelin partner Miguel Oural (pictured) has been elected Chairman of the Geneva Bar Association (Bâtonnier de l’Ordre des avocats de Genève) by the Bar’s general assembly, held on 10 May 2022. The appointment of the new ambassador for Geneva’s lawyers is effective 11 May 2022 and runs for 2 years.
Miguel Oural is a partner in the Litigation department and divides his time between our offices in Geneva and Lausanne. He is an expert on national and international complex litigation. Other areas of his practice include mutual legal assistance, internal investigations, tort law and commercial and contract law.
The Geneva Bar Association is the representative body for lawyers in Geneva and has more than 2000 members. Following Philippe de Coulon (1978-1980) and Benoît Chappuis (1998-2000), this is the third time in the firm’s history that one of its partners becomes Bâtonnier of the Geneva Bar Association.
The Geneva Bar Association is a professional association and representative body for lawyers in Geneva and has more than 2000 members from some 500 law firms. It covers the vast majority of Swiss and foreign lawyers, as well as trainees, practising law in Geneva. The ODAGE represents lawyers before the authorities, other Swiss bar associations as well as foreign bars. The Bar Council is the legislative and disciplinary body of the ODAGE. It is responsible for the management of the Bar’s activities, and represents the ODAGE, including before the legislator and the regulator on issues related to the administration of justice and the legal profession.