Philippe Preti

Philippe Preti

Bar admission

1979 Geneva/1985 Illinois

Professional experience

Mentha, Geneva (since 2010)
Baker & McKenzie Geneva (1996-2009)
Private practice, Geneva (1991-1996)
Lalive (formerly Lalive & Budin), Geneva (1987-1989)
Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago (1982-1986)

Practice areas

Swiss and international litigation, international arbitration (counsel or arbitrator), commercial law, banking law, international trade


Juris doctor degree, Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago-Kent Law School, Chicago, Illinois (1985)
Master of Comparative Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law (1982)
Licence en droit (J.D. equivalent), University of Geneva, School of Law (1976)

Other activities

Cour d'appel du Pouvoir judiciaire, Deputy Judge (since 2011)


French, English, Italian


American Bar Association (ABA),
International Bar Association (IBA),
Swiss Legal Society,
Geneva Bar Association,
Swiss Bar Association,
Swiss International Law Association,
ICC Swiss Commission on Arbitration,
Geneva Association of Business Law,
Swiss Arbitration Association,
various Chambers of Commerce.