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Audrey Leuba

Counsel

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2
P.O. Box 5824
1211 Geneva 11
Switzerland
Languages French, English, Italian, German

Audrey Leuba practices in the fields of inheritance law, law on family wealth planning and representation and protection of adults.

She is a professor and head of the civil law department at the University of Geneva. She is also President of the Swiss Society of Jurists (SSJ), a member of the editorial board of the journal Pratique Juridique Actuelle (PJA) [Current Legal Practice] and co-organiser of Swiss Bar Association training for lawyers specialising in family law.

She is currently a member of the teaching committee of the Faculty of Law and of the committee on academic planning.

Professor Leuba studied law at the University of Neuchâtel (1984-1988), before obtaining her certificate of qualification to practice law as an avocat, in 1991. She continued her academic career by obtaining a Master’s degree in law (Harvard Law School, LL.M’92) and a Doctorate in law (1997). She also passed the New York Bar exams. She was awarded the Walther Hug Prize in 1998 for the excellence of her doctoral thesis, a significant contribution to the field of law.

Professor Leuba has also taught at the University of Neuchâtel (2000-2006). She has been a member of the Council of the Pro Senectute Suisse foundation (2002-2007), member of the Higher Council of the Judiciary of the Canton of Geneva (2011-2017), member of the Swiss Federal Coordinating Committee for Family Affairs (CCFA), member of the Council of the Harvard Law School Foundation, Switzerland, and vice-dean of the University of Geneva Faculty of Law (2013-2016).

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Education

  • 1997 – Doctorate in law (Walter Hug Prize 1998)
  • 1994 – Admission to the New York Bar
  • 1992 – Master’s in law, Harvard Law School (USA)
  • 1991 – Bar exam
  • 1984-1988 – Law degree (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) 
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Memberships

  • President of the Swiss Society of Jurists (SSJ)
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal "Pratique juridique actuelle" (PJA)
  • Co-organiser of the FSA training for lawyers specialising in family law (with Prof. Olivier Guillod)
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03 September 2019
New Coun­sel at CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet
We are pleased to an­nounce that Prof. Audrey Leuba has joined CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet on Septem­ber 1, 2019 as Coun­sel with­in the Private Cli­ents de­part­ment.Audrey Leuba prac­tices in the areas of in­her­it­ance...