Evin Durmaz

Senior Associate


Evin Durmaz holds a Bachelor in Swiss Law from the University of Lausanne (magna cum laude - 2014) and a Master's degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (2016). She then obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions from the University of Geneva in 2018.

As part of her Master's degree, she focused on International Trade and Investment Law, Arbitration, Corporate Accountability and Human Rights, and contributed to a report on Africa’s Investment Regime for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.  

After working for two years as a legal associate in a leading international company active in social, emerging and sustainable investments, Evin Durmaz completed her legal traineeship at FRORIEP. She was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2020.

Evin Durmaz joined the firm in September 2020. She is senior associate since January 2024.

Practice areas

Evin Durmaz focuses on civil and criminal litigation. Her training in international law and her professional experience in the corporate world enable her to approach international mandates in a practical, multidisciplinary and multicultural manner. Her main areas of practice are international asset recovery, white-collar crime, international investment law and mutual assistance. She acts in complex cases involving individuals, companies and States.

Professional affiliations

Geneva Bar Association, ASA Below 40


13 April 2024, AIJA Seminar, Curaçao  : Applying insights to real-word scenarios – a mock case study in international fraud, asset tracing and judgment enforcemen

22 February 2024, FIRE Starters Global Summit, Thought Leaders 4 | FIRE, Dublin : Obtaining evidence from foreign jurisdictions or other proceedings (Workshop Sessions)

23 August 2023, AIJA 2023 Annual Congress, Rio de Janeiro: Yes I do! When insolvency and humans get involved.."

24-27 May 2023, AIJA Half-Year May Conference, The Hague, Infringement of the Right to Privacy - Identifying the Interests at Stake and the Best Arena to Fight

16 November 2022, Mondaq, Webinar: A Comparative Approach To Professional Secrecy And Attorney-Client Privilege In Criminal Proceedings (recording available in the link)

18-20 May 2022, FIRE International, Thought Leaders 4 | FIRE, Vilamoura: International Enforcement

28-30 April 2022, AIJA, Naples: Building new opportunities:Restructuring the Future with Real Estate

23-25 February 2022, FIRE Starters Global Summit, Thought Leaders 4 | FIRE, Dublin: Innovative ways to Identify, Recover and Enforce against Assets

Practice areas

  • International asset recovery
  • Complex civil litigation
  • Debt collection and international bankruptcies
  • Recognition of foreign judgements and arbitral awards
  • Mutual assistance in civil and criminal matters
  • White-collar crime