Me Miriam Mazou is a lawyer specialized in criminal law. She is specialized in economic criminal law. Her expertise extends to banking and financial law and mutual assistance in criminal matters.
Miriam Mazou has been practicing law since 2004, mainly in the cantons of Vaud and Geneva and before the federal authorities, but also occasionally in the cantons of Valais, Fribourg and Neuchâtel.
Regularly quoted by the Courts, by the Swiss Federal Court and the Federal Criminal Court, Miriam Mazou is the author of publications in specialized books and journals. In particular, she is co-editor of the Petit commentaire du code pénal, a reference work for legal specialists.
Me Miriam Mazou is also a lecturer at the University of Lausanne (UNIL). She frequently gives training courses and conferences for practitioners.
Miriam Mazou has extensive experience in criminal strategy, criminal negotiation, and legal representation. She also regularly drafts legal opinions for communities and individuals. She acts both as sole counsel and in collaboration with other lawyers, either as leading counsel or as a member of a team.
Miriam Mazou is a member of the Swiss Bar Association (SBA), the Vaud Bar Association, the Swiss Society of Criminal Law (SSDP), the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA – Swiss chapter), the Centre for Corporate Law (CEDIDAC), of which she is also a member of the Board, the Geneva Association for Business Law(AGDA), the Swiss Association for Sports Law (ASDS) and the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).
Certification as specialist lawyer SBA criminal law issued by the Swiss Bar Association
Bar exam issued by the Cantonal Court of the canton of Vaud
Master of Law delivered by the University of Lausanne
Type E maturity certificate and baccalaureate in economics delivered by the CESS Morges
From July 2021 to date
Founding partner of the law firm Mazou Attorneys-at-Law and of the company Mazou Attorneys-at-Law Ltd in Lausanne
2019 to date
Lecturer at the University of Lausanne
2018 to date
Member of the Vaud Bar Association criminal law commission and the Human Rights Commission
2018 – 2020
Member of the Council of the Vaud Bar Association
2019 – 2020
Member of the Board of Directors of Epura ltd
2018 – 2020
Membre de la Commission de l’Avocat de la première heure de l’OAV
2012 – 2020
Membre du Comité de rédaction du Journal des Tribunaux, partie IV, droit pénal et procédure, member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal des Tribunaux”, part IV, criminal law and procedure, federal case law
2016 – 2020
Committee Member of the Association of Women Lawyers at the Bar
2015 to date
Member of the Jury of the Media Prize of the Swiss Bar Association
2008 to date
Member of the Joint Professional Committee of the “Etablissement vaudois d’accueil des migrants” (Evam)
2011 to July 2021
Associate lawyer at the law firm st-francois.ch in Lausanne
2004 – 2010
Associate lawyer in the law firm of Piguet, Geller, Dupuis, Bettex & Moreillon in Lausanne
2004 – 2005
Associate lawyer in the law firm Baumgartner, Wellauer, Diserens & Lei Ravello, in Lausanne
2002 – 2004
Trainee lawyer in the law firm of Piguet, Geller, Dupuis, Moreillon & Monnier in Lausanne