MLL Legal announces new promotions

MLL Legal has promoted Reto Luthiger and Kevin Hubacher to partners and Catherine Kavadze to counsel as of 1 January 2023.

Reto Luthiger (pictured right) started at the law firm as a junior associate in the corporate department in 2010 and was promoted to counsel in 2020. Today, he is co-head of the regulatory, FinTech & DLT practice group and, since the merger in 2021, the designated Money Laundering Officer. Luthiger advises and represents national and international clients in financial market regulatory and civil law matters as well as in proceedings before FINMA, self-regulatory organisations (SROs), supervisory organisations (AOs) and other authorities and courts. He has extensive experience in the areas of traditional financial markets as well as FinTech and Blockchain/DLT and is the managing director of the self-regulatory organisation of the Swiss Association of Investment Companies (SRO SVIG) and a member of the board of directors of the FinTech company SR Saphirstein.

Kevin Hubacher (pictured left) has recently joined the law firm as a senior associate. Hubacher is a member of the corporate & m&a department, the Insurance Industry Group and the China Desk of MLL Legal. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (m&a), private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as insurance regulatory and insurance contract law. Hubacher regularly advises on general corporate matters, solvent restructurings and contract law issues and combines it with being a lecturer in law at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Catherine Kavadze (pictured center) joined the private clients practice group as an associate in 2016 and was promoted to senior associate at MLL Legal in 2020. Prior to her admission to the Geneva Bar, she worked as a junior associate at the firm for 18 months. Kavadze advises international high net worth individuals on complex family law matters, matrimonial and estate planning issues and relocation to Switzerland. She is also active in philanthropic foundations, where she provides legal advice to board members.