Bar admission


Professional experience

/ Mentha, Geneva (since 1991)

/ Lecturer (banking law) at the Geneva High School of Management (2007-2012)

/ Lombard Odier & Cie, Bankers, Geneva, Legal staff (also attending several commissions of the Swiss Bankers Association) (1985-1989)

/ Pestalozzi Lachenal & Patry (formerly Patry Junet & Simon), Geneva (1980-1984)

/ Credit Suisse, Head Office, Zürich, Legal staff (1974-1976)

/ District Courts of Morges and Aigle, Substitute Clerk (1972-1973)

Practice areas

Banking Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates, Mutual Funds Law, Environmental Law


/ Ph.D (Dr. iur.), University of Lausanne, Switzerland (1979)

/ Law Degree, University of Lausanne (1973)

Other activities

/ Chairman of Foundation Nordesta, Reafforestation & Education (since 2008)

/ Member of the Supervisory Board of the Swiss Banks' Code of Conduct (since 2010)


French, German, English


/ Geneva and Swiss Bar Associations

/ International Bar Association

/ Geneva Association of Business Law (former Board Member)

/ Geneva Law and Legislation Society

/ Swiss Association for Environmental Law

Publications and Conferences

/ Donation à cause de mort et désignation du bénéficiaire d'une assurance de personnes, Staempfli, Berne, 1979

/ Respect of the adversarial principle and equality of arms before the international and national criminal jurisdictions, Third international meetings of the Defense Offices at the International Criminal Courts, Geneva, 22-23 October 2015