Sophie Fourques de Ruyter

Sophie Fourques de Ruyter

MLaw, LL.M., EU Attorney

Rue François-Bellot 6
CH-1206 Geneva

Tel +41 58 200 32 00

Fax +41 58 200 32 11


Katherine Laedermann

Sophie Fourques de Ruyter focuses on her day to day practice on banking and financial law, Compliance (AML, FATCA, OECD EAR, etc.), trusts and private clients’ rights.

Admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2018, and with her experience as a French attorney specialised in NTIC & IP/IT laws, she also advises foreign and Swiss clients in these fields and in those related to contracts and data protection.

Practice areas
  • Banking and financial law
  • Compliance (FATCA, OECD EAR, AML)
  • Legal advice to private clients on their estate planning
  • International corporate law
  • French and European law
Practice groups
  • Compliance, white collar crime
  • IT/IP and competition law
  • Private clients
  • 2012: LL.M. Banking & Finance, University of Geneva
  • 2009: Paris Bar admission (France)
  • 2008: Postgraduate legal qualification for becoming an attorney, Professional Training Centre for Lawyers (CRFPA), Versailles (France)
  • 2007: Professional Master 2 degree in Multimedia and IP/IT law, Paris II Assas University (France)
  • 2005: Professional Master 2 degree in International Business Law, Versailles University (France)
  • 2004: LL.M. International Business Law, Nijmegen University (Netherlands), Pallas Consortium
  • 2003: Master in Business Law, Jean Moulin Lyon III University (France)
  • 1998: Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Lycée International Ferney Voltaire (France)
  • 1998: Deutschkurse für Ausländer (German language courses for foreigners), Vienna University (Austria)
Experience / Career
  • Since 2019: Attorney at Kellerhals Carrard, Geneva
  • 2009-2018: Attorney - Compliance Officer at Python, Geneva
  • 2008-2009: Attorney at Latham & Watkins, Paris
  • 2008: Trainee Attorney at Clifford Chance LLP, Paris
  • 2007: Trainee legal counsel at the European Legal Department , IBM France, Paris
  • 2005-2006 Trainee legal counsel at Jeantet & Associés, Paris
  • 2003-2005 (summers): Trainee legal counsel at BNP-Paribas Services, Geneva
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Swiss Federation of Lawyers (SAV/FSA)
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Member of the Section of lawyers from foreign bars (Geneva)
  • Latham & Watkins Alumni
Publications and presentations
  • Sans contrefaçon?: une étude comparée de la lutte contre le piratage en ligne des droits d'auteur et voisins, co-auteur avec Me Laurent Szuskin, Revue Lamy Droit de l'Immatériel (France), 2009, n° 50, pp. 70-78

  • Beyond Counterfeiting: The Expanding Battle Against Online Piracy; Recent Developments in France — Update, Latham & Watkins Client Alert n° 885, juin 2009

  • Beyond Counterfeiting: The Expanding Battle Against Online Piracy (Recent Developments in the European Union, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States), Latham & Watkins Client Alert n° 867, mai 2009

  • Contrats informatiques et crise économique: précaution et opportunité, Latham & Watkins Client Alert n°839 du 23.03.2009

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