Miguel Oural Partner
Attorney at Law, LL.M.

Miguel Oural

Partner
Attorney at Law, LL.M.
+41 58 450 70 00
miguel.oural@lenzstaehelin.com
Geneva
Route de Chêne 30
CH-1211 Geneva
www.lenzstaehelin.com
  • Expertise

    Miguel Oural is a partner in the Litigation group and divides his time between our offices in Geneva and Lausanne. He is an expert on national and international complex litigation, often advising individuals and corporate clients on various criminal law matters, including international mutual legal assistance. Miguel's other areas of practice include internal investigations, tort law, and commercial and contract law. Miguel is the current Chairman of the Geneva Bar (Bâtonnier).

  • Practices

  • SECTORS

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2010Partner at Lenz & Staehelin
    2007-08Foreign associate with Cuatrecasas Abogados, Barcelona
    2003Joined Lenz & Staehelin
    2003Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina (LL.M.)
    2001-02Academic and Research Assistant at the University of Geneva, Tort and Contract Law
    2001Admission to Geneva Bar
    1998Universities of Geneva and Zurich (lic. iur.)
  • Specialist Areas

    Litigation and Arbitration, Criminal Law, International Legal Assistance, Tort Law, Commercial and Contracts, Investigations
  • Languages

    French, English, Spanish
  • Memberships

    Chairman (Bâtonnier) of the Geneva Bar Association, Member of the criminal law commission of the Geneva Bar Association, Vice-President of the Geneva Bar School (ECAV), Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    • Oural Miguel, Cassani U., Commentaire des art. 284 et 285 CPP, in: Commentaire romand, Code de procédure pénale suisse, 2nd edition, Basel 2019
    • Gurtner N., Oural Miguel, Kinzer D., Le projet de nouvel art. 147a CPP: la balance perd l’équilibre, in: Revue de l'avocat, 10/2019, 415-419
    • Müller Dominique, Oural Miguel, Legal Privilege & Professional Secrecy 2019 - Switzerland, in: Getting the Deal Through, May 2019, 66-71
    • Oural Miguel, L'[in]effectivité du secret professionnel - Peut-on protéger le produit du travail du service juridique dans les procédures ?, in: SWZ/RSAD, 2/19, 126-134
    • Burkhardt Martin, Oural Miguel, Tunik Daniel, Müller Dominique, Litigation 2019 - Switzerland, in: Chambers Global Practice Guide, 2019
    • Oural Miguel, Barmes Mark, The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review 2018 - Switzerland, in: The Law Reviews, 6th edition, September 2018, 375-388
    • de Montmollin D., Oural Miguel, Le Secret professionnel de l'avocat en grave danger face à l'avant-projet de révision de la LBA, in: Revue de l'avocat, 9/2018, 373-376
    • Oural Miguel, Des class actions à l’américaine bientôt en Suisse?, in: Le Temps, Focus Droit, 15 juin 2018
    • Oural Miguel, Modification des dispositions pénales incriminant la corruption, La Lettre du Conseil, Ordre des Avocats de Genève, No. 63, April 2017, 64-68
    • du Pasquier Shelby R., Oural Miguel, Swiss Court Acquits Four Individuals in Gazprom Case but New Law May Have Led to a Different Outcome, in: The FCPA Report, volume 5, no. 16, August 2016
    • Oural Miguel, Les points saillants et indésirables du projet de révision de la LTF en matière pénale, in: La Revue de l'avocat, 4/2016, 150-154
    • Oural Miguel, Chirazi C., L'accès au dossier d'une procédure pénale, in: Revue de l'Avocat 8/2014, pp. 332 ss
    • Oural Miguel, The 2012 Swiss Rules of International Arbitration - More Efficiency and Effectiveness of Arbitration Proceedings, in: Latin American Journal of International Trade Law, 2013, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 441-455
    • Oural Miguel, Desarrollos en material de medidas provisionales en arbitrajes internacionales con sede en Suiza, in: Revista Internacional de Arbitraje, 2013, No. 18, 35-73
    • Cassani U., Oural Miguel, Commentaire des art. 284 et 285 CPP (surveillance de relations bancaires), in: Kuhn/Jeanneret (eds.), Commentaire romand, Code de procédure pénale suisse, Basel 2011
    • Oural Miguel, Medidas provisionales en arbitrajes internacionales con sede en Suiza, in: Spanish Arbitration Review, No. 12, 2011, 77-92
  • Other Activities

    • Teacher in criminal law at the Geneva Bar School (ECAV)
  • Contact Details

  • Assistant

  • Other Activities

    • Teacher in criminal law at the Geneva Bar School (ECAV)
  • References

    outstanding lawyer with prominent cases

    Chambers, 2021

    he impresses with his powerful and sharp litigation skills and his focus on results which he relentlessly pursues for the defence of his clients

    Who’s Who Legal, 2021

    The “fantastic” Miguel Oural has “a prolific reputation” assisting individuals and companies in complex civil and criminal disputes.

    Who’s Who Legal, 2021

    He is a top-tier litigator with notable experience advising companies and individuals facing investigations from enforcement authorities.

    Who’s Who Legal, 2020

    The "brilliant" Miguel Oural is recognised for his expertise on tort law issues and his foremost domestic and cross-border litigation practice.

    Who’s Who Legal, 2020

outstanding lawyer with prominent cases

Chambers, 2021

he impresses with his powerful and sharp litigation skills and his focus on results which he relentlessly pursues for the defence of his clients

Who’s Who Legal, 2021

The “fantastic” Miguel Oural has “a prolific reputation” assisting individuals and companies in complex civil and criminal disputes.

Who’s Who Legal, 2021

He is a top-tier litigator with notable experience advising companies and individuals facing investigations from enforcement authorities.

Who’s Who Legal, 2020

The "brilliant" Miguel Oural is recognised for his expertise on tort law issues and his foremost domestic and cross-border litigation practice.

Who’s Who Legal, 2020

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  • 03 Feb 2020

    Commentaire des art. 284 et 285 CPP

    in: Commentaire romand, Code de procédure pénale suisse, 2nd edition, Basel 2019

  • 31 Oct 2019

    Le projet de nouvel art. 147a CPP: la balance perd l’équilibre

    in: Revue de l'avocat, 10/2019, 415-419