Dr. Philippe Vladimir Boss
Dr. Philippe Vladimir Boss

Dr. Philippe Vladimir Boss

Partner, Lausanne

12 avenue des Toises | P.O. Box 140 | CH-1001 Lausanne | Switzerland
12 avenue des Toises | P.O. Box 140 | CH-1001 Lausanne | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 02 55


Philippe Vladimir Boss’ practice focuses on investigations in criminal, internal and administrative matters, as well as the corresponding litigation, in financial, commercial, personal or reputational aspects of business. Clients range from financial institutions, commodity trading companies, SME in various sectors and private individuals, He also advises sport governing bodies in ethics, disciplinary or governance matters.

Philippe Boss’ expertise covers white-collar crime prosecution and defense, freezing of assets, asset tracing, international assistance in criminal, administrative and civil matters, assistance to plaintiffs, witnesses and targeted individuals in hearings, forensic searches, internal hearings, commercial litigation and arbitration, governance advice, ethics and discplinary proceedings, enforcement of foreign awards, protection of media reputation and crisis management.

Rankings & Awards

“Philippe Boss is an excellent practitioner.”
“Philippe Boss is a pleasure to deal with – always responsive, has an exceptional knowledge of criminal and civil procedure in Switzerland and a good understanding of English law issues.”
“The experienced Philippe Vladimir Boss is available, always very calm and reassuring. He is very competent, responsive and has a very caring and empathetic nature.”
“I’ve enjoyed the experience of engaging with the Partner, Philippe Vladimir Boss. His ability to simplify complex discussions is helpful whilst ensuring detail is not forgotten.”

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Education & Admission

  • Universities of Lausanne, Salamanca (Spain) and Zurich, Law degree (2004);
  • University of Lausanne, PhD. (2006);
  • Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland (2008);
  • Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland, clerk (2009-2012);
  • Associate in a prominent business law firm (2013-2019);
  • Partner in a prominent business law firm (2019-2023).

Memberships and public offices

  • Board member of the Vaud Bar Association
  • Juge suppléant au Tribunal neutre du canton de Vaud
  • Chairman of the Independent Monitoring Group, International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)
  • Arbitrator and mediator of the Sport Resolution’s International Panel
  • Chairman within the Arbitral Tribunal of the Self-regulatory Organisation of the Swiss Federation of Lawyers and the Swiss Federation of Notaries
  • Board member of the Tennis-Club Stade-Lausanne


  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian