Neves Avocats provides a range of comprehensive legal services to corporate and private clients, based in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, the firm has developed an extensive network of distinguished professionals, allowing the firm to assist their clients in complex cross-border matters.
The firm is aware of the advantages of alternative methods for conflict resolution. The firm aims to reach sustainable solutions in the best interest of their clients through a constructive approach.
Therefore, the members of their team strive to establish a relationship with each client, based on mutual trust, transparency and meticulous attention to detail.
Pedro graduated from the University of Geneva and began his career in the legal department of the Geneva Tax Authority.
From 1999-2013 he worked in Keppeler & Associés, a renowned Geneva-based law firm.
Pedro gained extensive experience in corporate criminal litigation, all forms of commercial disputes and immigration law.
He specializes in international legal assistance regarding criminal matters, where he appeared in cases involving various European, Latin American and Asian countries.
Pedro Da Silva Neves also advises individuals, corporations and government bodies (consulates and missions) in various fields of Swiss law, such as contract law, labour law and family law.
He is a member of the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association and the Swiss-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. He is also fluent in French, English and Portuguese.
Nicolas holds a double Degree in Economics and Law from the University of Geneva, as well as an LL.M. in American Law from Boston University School of Law. He joined the Geneva Bar in 2000.
In 2002, he began his career as a lawyer in one of the largest law firms in Switzerland. He dealt with all civil, criminal, administrative and regulatory aspects of banking, commercial and financial cases. He was part of the legal team who obtained the highest compensation for a public entity in a banking law related case in Switzerland.
He was a member of the task force which handled all Madoff fraud related cases (internal investigations, civil, criminal and regulatory litigations) and participated in the management of large-scale multi-jurisdictional/cross border related disputes and investigations.
In 2013, he joined the Governance and Transverse Projects Department of the Swiss- affiliated with one of the largest French banks. He then participated in the implementation of the US FATCA law, of the Automatic Exchange of Information in tax matters as well as in the management of the entity's cross-border framework. He was also a member of the task force in charge of the US Program for Swiss banks. Nicolas is a Fulbright Fellow and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar (2001).