Philippe CIOCCA, Dr. iur., LL.M. (Sydney)

    French, English, German
Bar admission

Vaud Bar (1998)

Contact details

+41 21 721 04 40

+41 21 728 22 00

Philippe has acquired considerable expertise in international inheritance cases. He is also involved in commodities trials. He advises many SMEs.


  • University of Sydney (LL.M., 2000)
  • University of Lausanne (Ph.D., 1995)
  • University of Lausanne (Bachelor of Laws, 1991)

Positions Held

  • Partner, PYTHON (2004 to date)
  • Associate, PYTHON (2000-2003)
  • Attorney with Carrard, Paschoud, Heim & Partners, Lausanne (1996-1998)
  • Trainee with UBS, Basle (1995-1996)
  • Trainee with Ernst & Young LLP, Basle (1994-1995)
  • Research Assistant, Company Law, University of Lausanne (1991-1994)


  • Vaud Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association


  • 2019

  • 2018

Selected Publications

  • La conciliation, une méthode de résolution des litiges, remise au goût du jour?, in: l’éclectique juridique, Recueil d’articles en l’honneur de Jacques Python, Berne 2011, pp. 97-117
  • Les administrateurs de fait, in Aspects actuels du droit de la société anonyme, CEDIDAC, vol. 64 (2005)
  • The Organisation of Companies Limited by Shares Under the Company Law of the People’s Republic of China, in International Trade and Business Law Review, 6, 2001, 287
  • Les relations contractuelles entre un sportif professionnel et son représentant, Thesis, Lausanne, 1995
  • Le nouveau droit des sociétés anonymes, CEDIDAC 23 1993 (editor)

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. Administrative law expert Philippe Ciocca is one of the key contacts.


Legal 500 EMEA 2019


PYTHON is well versed in international insurance claims, white-collar crime, energy, construction, technology, sponsorship and general commercial disputes. Philippe Ciocca is a key individual.


Legal 500 EMEA 2018