Firm & Awards
Partner & Counsel Promotions 2023: Congratulations to Reto Luthiger, Catherine Kavadze and Kevin Hubacher
On behalf of the entire MLL Legal partnership we are very happy to announce that Reto Luthiger and Kevin Hubacher will be promoted to Partners and Catherine Kavadze to Counsel as per 1 January 2023. We would like to congratulate each one of them on this important milestone in their career and wish them lots of success in their new role! We are very pleased to strengthen our team with additional great talents and are sure that these promotions will bring our firm another step forward on our way to be the law firm of the future.
Reto Luthiger: Partner
Reto started as a Junior Associate in the Corporate department in 2010 and was promoted to Counsel in 2020. He is today co-head of the Regulatory, FinTech & DLT practice group and is the designated Anti Money Laundering officer since our merger in 2021.
“Reto has shown great commitment, legal excellence and interdisciplinary thinking and has deservedly been highly praised in the recent release of the Chambers FinTech 2023 rankings. We are very pleased to welcome such an exceptional practitioner to our partnership” says Alexander Vogel, Chairman and Partner Regulatory, FinTech & DLT.
Reto advises and represents domestic and international clients in financial markets regulatory and civil law matters as well as proceedings before FINMA, self-regulatory organisations (SROs), supervisory organisations (SOs) and other authorities and courts. He has wide-ranging experience in traditional financial markets as well as FinTech and blockchain/DLT and serves as CEO of the Self-Regulatory Organization of Swiss Association of Investment Companies (SRO SAIC) and as a board member of the FinTech company SR Saphirstein AG.
Catherine Kavadze: Counsel
Catherine joined the Private Clients group as an Associate in 2016 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2020. Before her admission to the Geneva bar, she was a Junior Associate with our firm for 18 months.
“We highly value Catherine’s sharp vision, excellent professional skills and strong dedication to the clients. With Catherine, we have an outstanding and esteemed new counsel in our team” says Maud Udry-Alhanko, Partner Private Clients.
Catherine advises international high-net-worth individuals on complex family law issues, matrimonial and estate planning matters as well as their relocation to Switzerland. Catherine is also active in philanthropic foundations, where she provides legal advice to board members.
Kevin Hubacher: Partner
Kevin is our newest addition to the MLL Legal team. He joined our firm recently as a Senior Associate.
“Kevin is not only a highly skilled transaction lawyer with several years of experience but is also a team player who is fun to work with” says Andrea Sieber, Partner and Co-Head Corporate and M&A.
Kevin is a member of the Corporate & M&A department, the insurance industry group and the China Desk. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions as well as insurance regulatory law and insurance contract law. He regularly advises on general corporate matters, solvent restructurings and matters of contract law. Kevin is a lecturer in law at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).