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Xenia Rivkin's practice focuses on arbitration, litigation and banking and finance law. Prior to joining Froriep in 2018 as an associate, Xenia Rivkin spent one year working as a Human Rights Officer (UN Youth Volunteer) for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Eastern Ukraine. She previously trained as a lawyer in a law firm and at a first instance court in Berne. During her studies she completed internships in law firms in Italy and Portugal. Xenia Rivkin holds a degree in law from the University of Fribourg and spent six months at the Catolica Global School of Law in Lisbon. She was admitted to the Bar in 2017. Her working languages are English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and she is conversant in Russian.
On 29 November 2020 Swiss citizens will vote on the Responsible Business Initiative (Initiative pour des multinationales responsables/ Konzernverantwortungsinitiative).
The Responsible Business Initiative (the Initiative) proposes a new due diligence obligation for Swiss-based large companies as well as a liability provision to hold them accountable for human rights and environmental violations made abroad by controlled companies. This initiative has caused a heated debate over the last months as the Swiss people approach the polling stations.