James Bouzaglo


International Business and Family Law, Complex Civil & Criminal Proceedings, Mutual Assistance, E-Reputation Defense


Admitted to the Bar of Geneva in 1996, James Bouzaglo studied in Geneva (Law Degree, University of Geneva - 1990) and in Bern (Bar Admission Examination - Fürsprecher - 1993). He also holds a Certificate in International Business Law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva (1998). 

After joining the firm in 1996, James Bouzaglo acquired a vast experience in business and white collar crime, mutual assistance, asset tracing and recovery proceedings on behalf of individuals and foreign States. He also represented clients in art law disputes, both civil (sale) and criminal (theft, counterfeiting), and drafted numerous contracts in the publishing and television industries (copyright, publishing, production).

James Bouzaglo lived and worked abroad (Canada, Venezuela, Israel, Mauritius) and deepened his understanding of foreign cultures and business practices, which he puts at his clients’ disposal.

Practice areas

James Bouzaglo assists clients in both civil and criminal aspects of international business law.

He  advises and represents individuals and companies in complex international civil disputes, notably in the banking sector, as well as in emergency interim proceedings. He participates in family law in the context of cross-border divorce or inheritance disputes, especially by tracing and recovering matrimonial and probate assets.

In his business crime practice, he represents the accused or the victims of economic crimes in cross-border criminal matters and mutual assistance proceedings.

James Bouzaglo also provides family office services to foreign clients and advises individuals in all aspects of taking residence in Switzerland, regardless of their work status.

He is a pioneer in the emerging area of e-reputation defense. He assists clients in revealing and correcting damaging information that is spread worldwide through the Internet by search engines and specialized databases. When banks close accounts or blacklist individuals and organizations based on this misinformation, James Bouzaglo takes steps to force corrective action. He has also successfully challenged Red Notices issued by the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’S Files to protect clients from reputational damage and criminal jeopardy.


Professional affiliations

Geneva Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association

Practice areas

  • Cross-Border Civil and Criminal Proceedings
  • E-reputation Defense
  • Commercial and Banking Law
  • Business Crime Defense
  • Asset Tracing and Recovery
  • Mutual Assistance in Penal and Civil Matters
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Inheritance Law
  • Immigration Law