As of Januray 2021, Valérie Menoud and Hikmat Maleh became partners of Lenz & Staehelin, the firm announced.
Valérie Menoud (pictured right) specializes in banking and finance law, as well as corporate law. She advises Swiss and international clients from the banking, insurance, and wealth management sectors on a wide range of issues, including regulatory, compliance and contractual matters. Valérie Menoud regularly assists in dispute proceedings, in particular in financial matters, and represents clients in proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and other authorities. Her expertise also encompasses corporate reorganizations, corporate governance and sustainable finance.
Hikmat Maleh (pictured left) has a broad practice across the spectrum of criminal and commercial litigation. He is recognized for his work on white-collar crime, fraud and asset recovery cases on behalf of institutional clients and individuals. Hikmat Maleh represents clients before Swiss courts in complex litigation, with a focus on multi-jurisdictional proceedings arising out of financial sector disputes. He also has experience acting in employment disputes and advising clients in the context of internal investigations, as well as in arbitration and sports law matters.