Dominique HENCHOZ, M.C.J. (NYU)

    French, English
Bar admission

Geneva Bar (1981)

Contact details

+41 22 702 15 15

+41 22 702 14 14

Dominique mainly acts as counsel in commercial litigation and arbitration matters. She also advises private clients, particularly in immigration and employment matters. She has served as an arbitrator in ad-hoc and Swiss rules proceedings and has been an Auxiliary judge with the Geneva Court of First Instance since 1987. She also conducts administrative inquiries, mainly for state-owned enterprises and notably in the field of management of employees and mobbing.


  • New York University School of Law (M.C.J., 1982)
  • University of Geneva (Licence en droit, 1978)

Positions Held

  • Partner, PYTHON (since 1991)
  • Auxiliary Judge with the Geneva Court of First Instance (since 1987)
  • Member of the Council of the Geneva Bar (1982-1986)
  • Member of the Federal Experts’ Commission drafting the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure (2000-2001)
  • Member of the Arbitration Committee of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce (1999-2005)
  • Former Editor of the Swiss Arbitration Association Bulletin (1982-1986)


  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association


  • 2020

Leaders League

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

Selected Publications

  • Le contrat de séquestre in Recueil de contrats commerciaux, S. Marchand / Ch. Chappuis / L. Hirsch Ed., Bâle 2013, pp. 1175-1192
  • Améliorations de procédure civile avec l’entrée en vigueur du CPC, in L’éclectique juridique, Recueil d’articles en l’honneur de Jacques Python, Genève Zurich Bâle 2011
  • “La représentation des parties depuis la mise en place de la réforme de la justice” in Mélanges D. Burger, Geneva 2008
  • “Chronique de jurisprudence fédérale suisse”, co-author with Roger Budin, in: Revue de l’arbitrage, Bulletin du Comité français de l’arbitrage, 1986, N° 4 (pp. 589-595)
  • Editor of the Swiss Arbitration Association Bulletin (1982-1986)

The unique focus areas of PYTHON‘s litigation team include London-based private insurance claims involving Swiss banks and fund managers, international inheritance disputes, as well as various commercial, insolvency-related and criminal proceedings. Dominique Henchoz is one of the practice heads.


Legal 500 EMEA 2019