Krista Vimont

Krista Vimont

What are your areas of speciality?

I am experienced in a range of cross-border commercial law areas, including private equity transactions, data protection and intellectual property law.

What kind of matters do you enjoy the most?

Hard to choose, but I love working on the buy-side of private equity deals, as every day is different and we learn lots about the particular domain in which the company is present. l also enjoy helping clients navigate cross-border data compliance issues, particularly since the GDPR came into effect.

What is the most impactful work you have done throughout your career?

Representing a client who was participating in various rounds of funding for a health start-up (from seed to pre-IPO). The legal aspects were fascinating and spanned many borders, so it required a lot of coordination and the target company’s goals were cutting edge and incredibly interesting.

Tell us about your academic and professional background.

I obtained my Bachelor of Laws and Arts at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2009 and obtained my practicing certificate to practice in Queensland, Australia in 2010. In 2014, I completed my Master of Law (LLM) also at the University of Queensland and was placed on the Dean’s List for academic achievement. In 2015, I was recognised as a foreign lawyer by the Geneva Bar Association (Ordre des avocats de Genève) and am now a member of the executive of the Commission des barreaux étrangers (CABE), which is one of the Geneva Bar Association’s committees.

How many languages do you speak?

English and French.

What made you want to be a solicitor / lawyer?

I love untangling things. In reality, being a lawyer is much more complex than this, but it is very rewarding when we can help clients achieve their goals.

Business aside, what do you enjoy doing when you are not in the office?

Spending time in the mountains skiing or hiking with my family, or back in Australia on the beach.

What is your secret talent?

I am a patient teacher. I think this comes from being the eldest of six kids.

Languages

English
French

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