Monday, 20 June 2016


  • Geneva office expansion will help support GCC families and businesses with European assets

•     Addition of three Swiss-qualified partners in Geneva office

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, a premier full service law firm, headquartered in London and with offices in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, has announced the expansion of its practice in Switzerland by appointing three Swiss-qualified partners to its Geneva office; Olivier Cavadini, Bruno Ledrappier and GrĂ©goire Uldry. The law firm has also announced the integration of the company’s English and Swiss legal advice in Geneva which will greatly enhance the firm’s support to GCC business and increase the level of service to its HNWI client base in the region.

With an increasing number of GCC businesses holding portfolios and assets in Europe, the expansion of the Geneva office is significant to the firms company’s strategic development of its GCC business and client offering. The three senior hires will enable the firm to increase the company’s offering to families and individuals with funds in Luxembourg, property and other assets in France, family office structures through Switzerland and acquisitions and investments in London.

Patrick Gearon, Head of Middle East Region at CRS, commented:

“I am delighted to see the expansion and integration of our Geneva Swiss office services. It further demonstrates that we listen and react to our client needs. The three experienced Partner level hires not only enhances our offering significantly to the HNW and UHNW community in the GCC region but also reaffirms our position as the legal firm of choice to established and entrepreneurial wealth.”