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February 2022
Dublin, Ireland

Antonia Mottironi
Counsel at Monfrini Bitton Klein (Switzerland)


Antonia Mottironi is a Swiss lawyer, Counsel at Monfrini Bitton Klein, Geneva.

MBK is an internationally recognised, conflict-free litigation boutique focusing on asset recovery, anti-corruption investigations and business crime.

MBK is active in offshore litigation, notably in the enforcement of foreign judgments and awards, in the obtaining of evidence and freezing orders in support of foreign proceedings and in cross-border insolvency. In that particular field, MBK has obtained several recognitions of foreign insolvencies, notably foreign bank insolvencies. In May 2019, MBK obtained the first recognition of a foreign insolvency under the new Swiss rules in force since January 2019. MBK has notably been acting for the foreign liquidators of Stanford International Bank Ltd, Saad Investments Company Ltd, Bilta (UK) Ltd, Banca Turco Romana SA, and Banco Santos SA.

In 2019, MBK won Who’s Who Legal Switzerland “Law Firm of the Year Award” in the asset recovery category and is listed in Band 1 Global-wide for Asset Tracing and Recovery in Chambers and Partners inaugural Litigation Support Guide 2019 and in Global Restructuring Review GRR 100 2019.

Antonia Mottironi’s main activity is litigating and coordinating cross-border asset recovery proceedings on behalf of victims of economic crimes, by using combinations of criminal, civil and insolvency domestic and international tools. She especially focuses on cross-border insolvency, white collar crime, debt collection proceedings, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgements and international judicial assistance.

Over the past years, Antonia Mottironi has handled a great number of multi-jurisdictional disputes, involving in most cases common law jurisdictions (worldwide freezing orders, pre-trail discovery proceedings, stay applications). She has obtained several recognitions of foreign insolvencies before the Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and civil courts. She coordinates the actions of several foreign insolvency office holders in Switzerland. She also has been involved in one of the largest art law disputes of the last decade between a Russian oligarch and his Swiss art dealer.

She has published several articles on cross-border insolvency, asset recovery and enforcement arbitral awards and foreign judgments. She frequently speaks on these topics in international conferences.

Agenda Sessions

  • Offshore – a haven for dirty money, or at the forefront of asset recovery?