Sonja Maeder Morvant holds a Master of Law obtained in 2003 from the Universities of Geneva and Bern and an LL.M in International humanitarian law from the University of Geneva (2005). She is admitted to the Geneva Bar since 2007.
Sonja Maeder Morvant joined OHER Attorneys in 2018 after having practiced law for numerous years with a prestigious law firm based in Geneva. She was further previously employed as legal counsel at the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland.
Sonja Maeder Morvant mainly specializes in white collar crime, mutual judicial assistance matters, asset tracing, the law of armed conflicts, as well as general commercial litigation. She notably acts in complex multi- jurisdictional proceedings.
Since 2014, she is ranked among the best Business Crime Defence and Investigations Lawyers by the International Who’s Who legal guide. Sonja Maeder Morvant has further been ranked in Global Investigations Review’s edition of the top 40 under 40 and as one of the top 100 Women in Investigations. She is also recognized by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for her skills.
Sonja Maeder Morvant is Vice-chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a member of the American Bar Association (ABA).
She is also a member of the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA).
Conferences and academia
Sonja Maeder Morvant has been a guest lecturer in economic criminal law as part of the Executive MBA program of the University of Geneva for many years, field in which she is the author of numerous publications and regularly speaks at conferences in Switzerland and abroad.
CCIG and the section of foreign lawyers of the Geneva Bar Association, «Go East – Your business project in the CIS – Legal Aspects – protecting your project », Geneva, on 30 October 2018.
International Bar Association (IBA), Annual Conference, «Stolen, looted, sold: organised crime, terror financing and money laundering in the art world», Rome, 7 – 12 October 2018
International Bar Association (IBA), Transnational crime conference, « Cybercrime – challenges for the criminal law
practitioners in 2018», Krakow, 16-18 May2018
American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Institute, « Tax prosecution and money laundering », London, 12-13 October 2015
International Bar Association (IBA), « Transnational crime conference, Alternative resolutions to criminal matters – DPAs, NPAs, and other resolutions – are they a blessing or a curse? » Istanbul, 2-4 April 2014
International Bar Association (IBA), « Tax fraud – causes and cures », Boston, 10 October 2013
Conference « Freezing and Restitution of Illicit Assets of Politically Exposed Persons: A Swiss Solution? », Geneva, 3 September 2013
American Bar Association International White Collar Internal Investigations Conference, « Interacting with Employees, Internal Counsel, and Investigators in an International Setting » Frankfurt, 7 December 2012
American Bar Association Rule of Law , Workshop for Court of cassation judges on Appellate Corruption cases, Cairo, 13-17 October 2012
International Bar Association (IBA) , Transnational Crime Conference:, « Hot topics in international complex criminal investigations – Issues in multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations», Amsterdam, 9-11 June 2011
Conference « The real exposure of Politically Exposed Persons and the associated risks for financial operators », Geneva, 7 April 2011
International Bar Association (IBA), « Tax and Criminal Law Committees “Tax crimes : cross boarder cases – evasion or avoidance, cross-border sharing of information on tax cases, defence of cross-border criminal tax cases », Vancouver, 3-8 October 2010