Marc Henzelin joined Lalive in 2001 and is a partner of the firm. He has vast experience in transnational and domestic litigation, and in particular in international and economic criminal law, commercial and banking litigation, asset recovery, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition, as well as public international law. He also regularly leads private investigations, focusing on asset search, recovery and compliance issues.
Marc Henzelin has been a judge at the Cour de cassation of Geneva since 2009 and was prior to that an acting judge in the criminal and commercial sections of the Geneva Court of Appeals (2002–2009). He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Business Crime section of the International Bar Association (co-chair 2010–2012); the Advisory Board of the European Criminal Bar Association since 2007, and the Anti-corruption Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Marc Henzelin is ranked among the best business crime defence lawyers in Switzerland by the International Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe (White Collar Crime) and the Expert Guides. He is also recommended in Asset Recovery, Business Crime Defence and Investigations by Who's Who Legal Switzerland and in Litigation by The Legal 500.
Marc Henzelin graduated from the University of Geneva in 1984 and studied at the Business School of the University of Bern (1985). He holds a master’s in European Legal Studies from the University of Exeter, UK (1993), and a doctorate in Law from the University of Geneva (1999, Summa cum laude, Edgar Aubert Award for the best thesis of the University of Geneva in public law for 1999–2000).