Marina Joos Castelli

Marina Joos Castelli

MLaw, Attorney at Law

Place Saint-François 1
CH-1002 Lausanne

Tel +41 58 200 33 00

Fax +41 58 200 33 11


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Marina Joos Castelli focuses on contract, commercial and corporate law (including corporate insolvency and restructuring), as well as on corporate governance, financial and capital markets law. Marina Joos Castelli regularly advises domestic and multinational corporate clients in relation to international commercial transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, restructuring deals, private equity and financing transactions, as well as shareholder, license and distributorship agreements notably in the life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and luxury goods sectors. Her areas of practice also include intellectual property and information technology law. 

Practice areas
  • Commercial and contract law
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Corporate governance
  • Intellectual property and information technology
  • Financial markets law
  • Corporate insolvency and restructuring
  • Startup desk
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Financial services
  • 2011: Admitted to the bar
  • 2009: MLaw, University of Geneva
  • 2008: Harvard Law School, academic exchange program (Geneva University candidate), and award of the Ernest-Boninchi Scholarship
  • 2008: Certificate in Transnational Law, University of Geneva
  • 2008: BLaw, University of Geneva, Bachelor of Law
  • 2006-2007: academic exchange program, University of Lucerne
Experience / Career
  • since 2015: Attorney at Law at Carrard & Associés today Kellerhals Carrard
  • 2012-2015: Attorney at Law at LALIVE, Geneva
  • 2009-2011: Attorney trainee within the corporate and M&A team of Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva
  • 2008: Summer trainee within the corporate and M&A team of Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Swiss Bar Federation (FSA)
  • Bar Association of the Vaud Canton(OAV)
  • Young Bar Association of the Vaud Canton
Further activities
  • External legal expert at the University of Geneva for the oral exams relating to the HEC Master in Management Lecture on Advance Studies in Contract Law (2014)
  • Co-founder and former Chair of the Globalaw Bankruptcy & Insolvency Group (2013-2014)
Publications and presentations
  • World Bank Doing Business 2015 Report, primary contributor to the Swiss Chapters on Starting a Business, Protecting Minority Investors and Enforcing contracts, 12th Edition

  • Switzerland is reviewing its judicial system in relation to mass claims, Marina Joos, in IBA International Litigation News, May 2014, p. 59-62 (2014)

  • Vers une “class action” helvétique?, Marina Joos, in revue de l’avocat 11-12/2013 (SAV/FSA), p. 487-493

  • The protection of Financial Investors: the Road to a Collective Redress Mechanism in Switzerland?, Marina Joos/Sandrine Giroud, in Terralex News, July 2013

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