Name Avv. dr. Sergio Salvioni
Professional title Avvocato (attorney-at-law) inscribed in the official Lawyers’ Register in the Canton of Ticino, and qualified as a (civil law) Notary.
Academic title Dr. iur. (degree in law)
Position Partner
   
Date of birth June 18, 1927, in Bellinzona, native of Lugano.
Nationality Swiss
Languages Italian (mother tongue), German, English, French.
   
   
Areas of Practice
   
Private law Civil Law; Probate and Wills; Commercial Law; Contract Law; Construction Litigation; Torts; Creditor and Debtor matters; Bankruptcy Law; International Private Law.
Notary (Civil Law) Notarial services; Legalizations and certifications.
Administrative law General Administrative Law; Energy Law; Tax Law.
Criminal law White Collar Crime; International Criminal Law; International mutual assistance in criminal matters; Fraud asset tracing and recovery; Money laundering matters.
   
   
Education
   
1942 - 1946 State secondary school (classical diploma) in Lugano, Switzerland.
1947 - 1951 University of Basel, Canton of Basel-City, and Bern, Canton of Bern, Switzerland, Dr. iur. law degree (magna cum laude).
1953 Diploma of Notary (civil law) received from the Republic and Canton of Ticino, Switzerland.
1953 Attorney-at-law Diploma from the Republic and Canton of Ticino, Switzerland, with the ability to practice law, and, since 2002, inscribed in the Lawyers’ Register in the Canton of Ticino.
1974 and 1998 University of California - Berkeley (CA, USA), completed the “Orientation in USA Law”.
   
   
Professional experiences
   
1971 - 1987 Member of the Grand Council (Gran Consiglio) (Parliament) of the Canton of Ticino for the Radical Free Democratic Party of the Canton of Ticino (PLRT), Bellinzona.
1983 - 1991 Member of the Federal National Council (the Swiss Parliament) for the PLRT, at Bern.
1986 - 1989 Member of the Board of the Azienda Elettrica Ticinese (AET- the Ticino electric company), Bellinzona.
1989 - 1997 President of the AET.
1992 - 1995 Member of the Federal Council of States (Swiss Senate) for the PLRT, Bern.
1993 - 1995 Member of the Judicial Affairs Commission of the Council of States, Bern.
   
   
Publications
   
  Miscellaneous articles on legal matters
2005 (translation) “Profile of a systematic of time limitations of the rights / Degree thesis with further considerations”, Edizioni Salvioni.
   
   
Association memberships
   
  Canton of Ticino Bar association, Lugano; Swiss Bar Association, Bern; International Bar Association, London, UK.
Canton of Ticino Notaries Association, Lugano; Swiss Notaries Association, Bern;
Association of the Jurists of Bern, Bern; Swiss Society of Criminal Law; Swiss Society of Jurists; Swiss Society of International Law; Swiss Arbitration Association, Geneva (SAA); SAA Group of Italian Switzerland, Lugano.
Euro-American Lawyers Group, Manchester, UK.