Avocat; Independent legal services provider
Eva-Patricia has over twenty years of experience in advising and/ or conducting litigation (civil and criminal) in art law, about: sales by private treaty agreements; business conditions of auction houses; authenticity, provenance title and restitution issues; warranties, third party claims, art finance (art as collateral), etc. Eva-Patricia has given several conferences on art law, and in particular a conference given at the request of the Geneva Debt Enforcement Agency regarding the realisation of an art collection pledged as collateral to a loan. Furthermore, she has written or co-authored numerous articles on various subjects, generally with an international or comparative law slant.
During her career, Eva-Patricia has acted as: counsel to a party; as Swiss law expert, andas secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in several international commercial arbitrations (ad hoc, SCAI, ICC or GAFTA in London). In January 2020, she was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA.
After studying humanities (Latin and ancient Greek), Eva-Patricia read law at the University of Geneva and qualified as “avocat” in December 1988. She has obtained a LLM in European Law from the University of Lausanne (1994). She is fluent in German, French, English, Italian, furthermore, she is passive in Spanish and Dutch.
Her professional experience includes, being admitted to Geneva Bar 1986, being an associate (1989-1997) and thereafter partner (since 1998) in a Geneva international law firm with offices in London and Moscow. She has been resident associate and thereafter resident partner for this firm, based in the London office (1990-1992; and 1999-2009).