At your side to defend you from the beginning
Personalized counsel from the outset of a criminal investigation is imperative
Hence, Mr. Matthieu Genillod continuously participates through the Vaud Bar Association in providing immediate legal assistance. He is also on the list of criminal lawyers who are available to Prosecutors and Courts, and is on the front line to defend his clients efficiently and with full dedication.
It is essential for the accused to be assisted from the first hearing
It is essential for an accused to be assisted from the first hearing, as he is immediately subject to pressure by the investigation authorities. An adequate defence strategy must be devised very quickly, and then be coherently advocated.
All of the investigative measures necessary for protection of a client’s interest must be requested. When an individual is in custody under preventive detention, his lawyer must especially examine the possibility of submitting a petition for release, and must ensure that the detainee’s rights are respected, particularly before the Tribunal for enforcement of coercive measures.
In the event of a criminal sanction, a criminal lawyer’s advice is also crucial in appellate and recourse proceedings, as well as during the enforcement phases of sentences and in proceedings for conditional parole.
The participation of a lawyer from the first steps of a lawsuit is justified for the victim and the complainant
More than ever the participation of a lawyer from the first steps of a lawsuit is justified for the victim and the complainant. An equality of legal weaponry, and need for a fair trial, for an accused who has extensive procedural rights are a challenge. Measures of support, especially psychological and financial, and the preservation of evidence, must be envisaged from the outset.
avocat-penal.ch has a large network of skilled professionals (physicians, psychologists, financial experts, etc.) at its disposal.
More generally, all steps required for protection of the victim’s interests must be taken, such as the lodging of a criminal complaint or the initiation of procedures with respect to distance or preservation of economic interests. . It is imperative to be able to count on an experienced criminal lawyer who is able to propose an overall strategy and is familiar with the needs for collaboration with various specialized institutions such as the LAVI Centre, the Malley Prairie Welcome Centre, etc.
After the victim’s or complainant’s standing is established, it is then up to the criminal lawyer to take any necessary steps, especially judicially, in order to obtain effective financial compensation.
Mr. Matthieu Genillod
Mr. Matthieu Genillod provides counsel to a diversified clientele of both individuals and companies. He is involved in the main areas of legal concern, through his assistance to, and representation of, parties in court. In his practice of criminal law, he defends accused or victims in all types of lawsuit before both the cantonal and federal criminal authorities. – He is also on the list of criminal lawyers who are available to Prosecutors and Courts, and is on the front line to defend his clients efficiently and with total dedication.
With a steadfast attitude that there is no such thing as a “small” criminal case, and aware of the impact a sentence may have on any individual. Mr. Genillod defends any accused person who faces criminal prosecution with vigour and dedication, from the very beginning of the investigation up to the pronouncement of the judgment, and then before the courts of appeal. He attaches great importance to personalized strategy that is adapted to each situation to ensure absolute respect of the defendant’s rights from the opening of a criminal investigation.
With the benefit of thorough academic training in business law (MBL / LL.M.), Mr. Matthieu Genillod devotes a significant amount of time to cases involving economic crimes and to international judicial cooperation with respect to such crimes. He participates in international lawsuits involving economic crimes, money laundering and drug trafficking. In that context, he collaborates almost daily with foreign research offices and has a large network of experts at his disposal.
Mr. Matthieu Genillod also developed solid experience in representation of complainants and victims of personal offences (LAVI), particularly sexual offences and domestic violence. He has amply demonstrated his tenacity and rigour in that regard, but also his sensitivity, in order to obtain for his client the status of a victim. In addition to assisting his clients before the criminal authorities, he counsels them before the civil and administrative authorities to obtain financial compensation. He offers total and protective representation adapted to each victim.
To enable the accused or victims to defend their rights thoroughly and effectively, Maître Genillod attaches great importance to ongoing training and the evolution of the law. The wide range of criminal law, from all kinds of diverse events to the complexity of white collar crimes, requires such a commitment. In particular, he is a member of numerous professional associations, such as the Swiss Bar Association, the Vaud Bar Association and the Swiss Society of Criminal law. Fully dedicated to his profession, Mr. Genillod teaches law in various establishments, particularly for the TREX | MAS HES federal fiduciary diploma of experts.
The firm is located in the center of Lausanne
Strongly grounded in the practise of law, Alphalex Avocats SA assists its clients with total commitment in the main areas of criminal law, before the cantonal and federal judicial authorities.
An interdisciplinary and personalized approach specific to each situation is taken by dedicated, experienced and highly trained lawyers.
Our lawyers are members of the Vaud Association Bar and the Swiss Bar Association.
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Avocat-penal.ch is not a legal permanence / “permanence juridique”. Me Matthieu Genillod and his associates Me Mathias Micsiz, Matthieu Briguet and Stéphanie Zaganescu work in the law firm ALPHALEX AVOCATS SA. For any general legal question or information on the judicial organization, you are invited to consult the website of the Vaud Judicial Order https://www.vd.ch/toutes-les-autorites/ordre-judiciaire-vaudois-ojv/ or that of the Vaud Bar Association (OAV) https://www.oav.ch/ .