Prof. Alexandre Richa appointed President of the Société genevoise de droit et législation
Professor Alexandre Richa from HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne has been appointed President of the Société genevoise de droit et législation (SGDL), a prestigious association of legal professionals. The School congratulates him on his appointment.
From his appointment to the SGDL...
The Société genevoise de droit et de législation, which has existed for over a century, is firmly rooted in the legal history and landscape of Geneva Its purpose is to study all legal issues from a scientific perspective and it is interested in anything that can contribute to the development of legal knowledge in Geneva.
Among other things, the SGDL organises around 10 conferences a year on a wide array of subjects, aimed at both practitioners in a range of areas and the academic world. It also publishes La Semaine Judiciaire, an authoritative legal journal in both Geneva and Switzerland.
As President, Prof. Richa, who previously served as a member of the Committee, is following in the footsteps of some well-known figures in the legal field: “I am very honoured by this appointment and pleased to be able to contribute to the SGDL’s scientific mission alongside some very high-calibre individuals,” he commented.
...to his other roles in associations and academic publications
Apart from his role with the SGDL and his work as a lawyer, Prof. Richa is also a member of the consultative committee and Chair of the corporate committee of the Capital Markets and Technology Association, a highly innovative association (founded by Lenz & Staehelin, Swissquote and Temenos) whose activities are of particular interest to Swiss SMEs, start-ups and financial institutions. He is also a member of the scientific committee of the European Society for Banking and Financial Law, which enjoys an outstanding reputation in Europe.
Prof. Richa recently became one of the two scientific editors of the future Commentaire romand publication on the Financial Services Act, which is currently at the initial drafting stage. The Commentaire romand series is an essential collection of commentaries on Swiss law, which is frequently used and cited by the academic world, lawyers, the courts and other Swiss authorities in various areas of law.
par Myriam Bango-Lepage (Faculté des HEC)