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François Roger MICHELI
Detailed professional record
Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
  • German
Bar admissions
  • Zurich Bar (1999)
  • Geneva Bar (1996)
  • University of Geneva (Licence en droit, 1988; Diplôme d'études supérieures en droit, 1992) Title: "Transfèrement de personnes condamnées et expulsion"
Representative Cases
  • He has set up the firm's penal law and mutual legal assistance practice.
  • He has conducted well over 100 international white-collar crime cases, involving more than 50 foreign jurisdictions.
  • He has represented several foreign States in such proceedings. Some cases handled by him have set milestones in Swiss case-law.
  • With the assistance of other firm members, he has conducted various deep-pocket and multi-claimant cases, both on behalf of the defendant and on behalf of the lead plaintiffs.
Positions held
  • National Accountibility Bureau, Islamabad (2004)
  • Consultant: elaboration of a model bilateral treaty on mutual legal assistance in penal matters, and explanatory motives thereto.
  • Trainee with Crettaz & Gaitzsch, Geneva (1993-1995)
  • Research Assistant, then Teaching Assistant, Department of Criminal Law (Prof. Ph. Graven, C.N. Robert and R. Roth), University of Geneva (1988-1993)
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Society of Penal Law
Recent Publications
  • Responsabilité pour renseignements données à titre professionel, Wealth Gram Vol. VI - N° 65, June 2017;
  • Assistance administrative internationale en matière fiscale et données volées, Wealth Gram Vol. II - No 20, September 2013;
  • Documents volés et dénonciations fiscales, in : Jusletter 19 novembre 2012, (co-author with Christian-Nils Robert);
  • La qualité de partie dans le domaine de l'entraide internationale en matière pénale, RDAF 1ère partie 3/2002, pp.185-217;
  • Prévention de la corruption dans les transactions internationales : voies praticables pour les entreprises suisses, RSDA/SZW 4/2002, pp. 213-225;
  • L'entraide spontanée (art. 67a EIMP); Le contrôle de la transmission spontanée d'informations, PJA/AJP 2/2002, pp. 156-164;
  • Assistance internationale en matière administrative. La retransmission d'informations à l'autorité pénale étrangère, RSJ/SJZ 2/98 (2002), pp. 33-40;
  • La libération conditionnelle entre le rite et l'innovation, in: Libération conditionnelle: risque ou chance?, Basle - Frankfurt-am-Main (Helbing & Lichtenhahn) 1994, pp. 137-167;
  • Les questionnaires, outils de la recherche, in: Libération conditionnelle: risque ou chance?, Basle - Frankfurt-am-Main (Helbing & Lichtenhahn) 1994, pp. 209-220;
  • Squatters et violation de domicile: réponses données à quelques idées reçues, PJA/AJP 8/1993, pp. 929-941;
  • Expulsion pénale: décisions récentes et interrogations anciennes, in: W. Kaelin (éd.), Droit des réfugiés, Fribourg (Ed. universitaires) 1991, pp. 247-265;
  • Project of Geneva legislation on Community service of March 7, 1991 (PL 6662; E 3 17) and explanatory motives thereto.
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Recent Speech
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