Geneva is a leading international business and diplomatic hub and home to many important  international trade, health and labour organisations including the WTO, WHO, WIPO, ILO, UNCTAD, ITC, The Global Fund, GAVI, UNAIDS and the Red Cross.

Dr Arthur Appleton
Rosengartenstrasse 11
CH - 8706 Meilen, Switzerland
[email protected]
+41 22 347 5420

Sylvain Poitras
20, rue Adrien-Lachenal
CH - 1207 Geneva, Switzerland
[email protected]
+41 79 455 6781
+41 22 518 8087


Appleton Luff was founded in Geneva and Brussels. Members of its Geneva office work closely on issues involving Geneva-based international organisations. They focus on matters involving trade, health, labour, intellectual property, human rights, dispute settlement, and development.  Its attorneys combine many years of legal practice, with practical experience working for, and with, Geneva-based international organisation, including the ILO, WHO, and WTO. They have travelled world-wide in the service of their clients.

Appleton Luff's Geneva office is notable for its work with health care and life science companies, and with governments seeking to reform trade and labour-related practices. In addition to offering highly rated legal services, its attorneys offer consulting services on policy matters, and technical assistance programmes - including judicial training, labour law reform, trade law reform, and rule of law issues.

  • International trade law: WTO law, regional trade agreements, preferential trade arrangements
  • International life sciences (products and services)
  • Health-sector government services (advice and law reform)
  • International labour law
  • Human rights law
  • Public international law
  • International arbitration

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