Antonia Mottironi


Asset recovery, complex multi-jurisdictional civil and criminal proceedings, cross-border insolvency, enforcement of foreign judgments and awards, trust litigation, criminal tax law and mutual assistance in civil, penal and tax matters.


Antonia Mottironi was admitted to the Geneva bar in 2013. She is a graduate from the University of Geneva where she earned a bachelor in Swiss law (2008), a master degree in international and European law (2010) and a certificat of advanced studies (CAS) in legal professions (2011). She also holds a bachelor in economics from the University of Lausanne (2005).

After working at the legal department of the Geneva Tax Administration (2010-2011), she completed her professional traineeship at Poncet Turrettini Amaudruz Neyroud et Associés (2011-2013). She then joined Lenz & Staehelin as an associate, notably in charge of tax litigation (2013-2014).

Antonia Mottironi joined our firm as senior associate in 2014 in the asset recovery and white collar crime team. She was appointed counsel in January 2019.

Practice areas

Antonia Mottironi focuses on civil and criminal litigation, especially in the area of international business crime, international judicial assistance, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgements, recognition of foreign bankruptcies and debt collection proceedings.

Over the past years, Antonia Mottironi handled a great number of international asset recovery cases which included the laying of civil and criminal attachments and the enforcement of foreign judgements. She also assisted our clients in preparing and co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional disputes, in particular in common law jurisdictions (mareva injunctions, bank disclosure orders, stay applications).

She acts for our clients before cantonal and federal courts.


Upcoming presentations:

13-15 June 2019, Joint Insolvency Conference INSOL/AIJA - Make twilight a new dawn: defensive and offensive strategies in insolvency matters, Mallorca

24 May 2019, AIJA Half-Year Conference 2019 - Business and private clients in Asia: challenges and opportunities, Hong Kong: "Recovery of assets stemming from criminal offences: State's various remedies vs personal protection of property, in particular at a transnational level"

Past presentations:

 3-5 June 2018, Forum on the International Enforcement of Judgements and Awards, Cambridge Forums

10-11 August 2017, Corporate Fraud & Forensics India Summit 2017, Mumbay: "Fraud and Corruption: International Developments” and “The Recovery of Fraudulently Stolen Assets”.

Practice areas

  • International asset recovery
  • Cross-border insolvency
  • Complex civil litigation
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards
  • Business crime
  • Criminal tax law
  • Mutual assistance in civil, penal and tax matters