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Audrey Leuba

Counsel

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2
PO Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Languages English, French, German, Italian

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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Memberships & Roles

  • 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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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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Expertise

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03/09/2019
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...