Alejandra Esmoris is a Swiss attorney and Senior Associate of Bonnard Lawson (Dubai Branch) in the Private Client Services Department. Her main areas of expertise include corporate governance, wealth planification and international succession planning.
Over the years, Alejandra Esmoris has acquired a sound experience in corporate law and governance, advising entrepreneurs and family business owners on how to:
- (re-)structure their businesses to comply with domestic and international regulations,
- establish long-term corporate governance strategies and monitoring systems,
- implement internal policies and procedures for decision-making, including allocation of responsibilities and accountability,
- ensure the transmission of family businesses from generation to generation.
As Trust and Estate Practitioner, Alejandra Esmoris has developed a strong practice in international Estate planning and tax planification, assisting clients with the preparation of their wills and the establishment of vehicles such as trusts, foundations, and/or special purpose vehicles. Her core activities include advising individuals and families in their projects to relocate to the United Arab Emirates.
Alejandra Esmoris also advises individuals and corporate clients in contract law, including negotiating, drafting, reviewing, and mitigating the risks on a wide range of legal documents and agreements such as shareholder agreements, employment contracts, agency agreements, and commercial leases.
STEP, Diploma in International Trust Mangement, 2020
Geneva Bar Exam, 2013
Geneva Lawyers’ School of Practice (Ecole d’Avocature), Certificate of Practice, 2012
University of Geneva, Certificate in Transnational Law, 2011
University of Geneva, Master of Laws, 2011
University of Geneva, Bachelor of Laws, 2009
Graduate Institute, Master in International Relations, 2007
Admitted to the Dubai Legal Affairs Department (United Arab Emirates)
Admitted to the Geneva Bar (Switzerland)
Trust and Estate Practitioner, member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Branch Student Liaison Officer, STEP Arabia Committee
Member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
Senior Associate, Bonnard Lawson International Law Firm, Dubai, since 2020
Head of the Client Relationship Department, SFM Corporate Services (Dubai) Ltd, Dubai, 2016-2020
Associate, BIANCISCHWALD LLC (former BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC), Lausanne, 2015-2016
Assistant of Professor Audrey Leuba, Divorce Law and Succession Planning, University of Geneva, 2014
Trainee lawyer, Schellenberg Wittmer SA, Geneva, 2012-2013