WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE — INCLUDING 18 YEARS AS IN-HOUSE COUNSEL FOR SOME OF THE TOP BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATIONS [HEAD OF LEGAL & COMPLIANCE AT ING, SWITZERLAND – HEAD OF LEGAL FINANCIAL SECURITY, LITIGATION & LEGAL INVESTIGATION AT
BNP PARIBAS, SWITZERLAND] — CYRUS SIASSI ADVISES CLIENTS ON A WIDE VARIETY
OF CROSS-BORDER TRANSACTIONAL MATTERS RELATED TO SHIPPING, INSURANCE,
BANKING, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE.

Cyrus also routinely manages both pre-contentious and non-contentious matters, including arbitrations, trade litigation and mediations. His extensive experience, particularly in the commodities and shipping sectors, allows him to effectively advocate on behalf of his clients. In addition, Cyrus is a lecturer for legal and compliance certificates in Geneva in the field of international embargoes, sanctions and export controls. Cyrus is a Swiss qualified lawyer, admitted to the Geneva Bar and a Solicitor in the Senior Courts of England and Wales. After a Partnership with the international Law Firm, Sutherland (Europe) LLP, Cyrus has set up his own practice, with Robert McCunn and in association with Thomas Miller Law Ltd, England.

Banking & Finance

Through a deep understanding of the clients’ businesses, SIASSI MCCUNN provides advice on a range of commercial transactions including company acquisitions, financings, joint ventures or commercial contracts.
Extensive experience and expertise in dealing with complex banking and financial matters, including:

  • Advising and representing Swiss and foreign banks, securities dealers, insurance companies, collective investment schemes in various regulatory matters, including authorization, notification or enforcement procedures before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
  • Identifying, assessing and managing the risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing. Expert opinions on compliance issues, in particular regarding the reporting obligations with the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS) and the require compliance with international embargoes and sanctions.
  • Drafting and review of contractual documents.

International Trade, Energy & Commodities

SIASSI MCCUNN operates worldwide in each sector of international trade, energy and the commodities markets including oil and gas, grains and soft commodities, metals, coal, power, LNG and derivatives.

We have been in the oil and gas business for a long time. We know how you do business and how the industry operates.

We work all over the world, whether in our offices, in yours or on your project site. We understand the technical issues and that the devil is in the detail so there is no learning curve when we represent you.

Shipping & Transport

An entirely new approach to marine and transport legal services.

Legal expertise and service expected from a specialised firm, in dispute resolution, charterparties, shipbuilding, shipping incidents and casualties. All accidents at sea - and all arguments on shore, without having to pay for the baggage and overheads of large law firms.

Providing a full range of services to the shipping, logistics, large yachts and commercial vessels, SIASSI MCCUNN responds to the needs of today’s market for quality, flexibility and cost-effectiveness to ship-owners, charterers, P&I Club, hull insurers, cargo owners, shipbuilders or banks, providing fast, clear, decisive commercial and practical legal advice.

SIASSI MCCUNN is a marine and transport law firm like any other- but completely different.

Insurance & Reinsurance

SIASSI MCCUNN advises on various topics related to insurance and reinsurance contracts, in London and in international markets, with a particular focus on cargo, political and credit insurance covers.

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

SIASSI MCCUNN advises and represents clients in mediations, proceedings before arbitration and state courts in Switzerland and England, with a vast network of correspondents in foreign jurisdictions, concentrating on commodities, shipping, insurance, banking and finance disputes, corporate and commercial matters and debt recovery.

SIASSI MCCUNN advises and represents clients in the context of cross-border financial litigation, including on issues relating to foreign discovery and international mutual legal assistance.

SIASSI MCCUNN acts in the scope of mediations, arbitrations, litigations and disputes in aviation, construction, employment, energy, fraud, insolvency, insurance, offshore, personal injury, reinsurance, receivership as well of course as shipping and yachts.

International civil, administrative and criminal Legal & Judicial Assistance

SIASSI MCCUNN represents and defends individuals and companies in complex civil, administrative and criminal matters, with extensive experience in conducting investigations, assets tracing, related to suspected white collar criminal acts and regulatory breaches of corporations and individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

International legal and judicial assistance, Investigations and coordinating cross-border proceedings.

Get In Touch

Please find our contact details below.

2, rue de l’Ecole-de-Chimie CH-1205
Geneva, Switzerland

+41 22 310 9767 or
+41 79 597 8830
Fax. +41 22 310 9768

UK Office: in association with Thomas Miller Law.

The Old Harbour Office
Guy’s Quay, Sutton Harbour
Plymouth, Devon
PL4 0ES, United Kingdom

+44 (0)1752 226020