Of Counsel

Admission to the bar

1979 Geneva / 1985 Illinois

Professional Experience

/ Mentha, Geneva (since 2010)

/ An international Law Firm (1996-2009)

/ Independent lawyer, Geneva (1991-1996)

/ Lalive (formerly Lalive & Budin), Geneva (1987-1989)

/ Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago (1982-1986)

Areas of Expertise

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


/ Jurisdoctor Diploma (BA in equivalent law), 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)

/ Law degree, University of Geneva, Faculty of Law (1976)

Other Activities

/ Court of Appeal of the Judiciary, deputy judge (since 2011)


French, English, Italian

Professional Affiliations

/ Geneva Bar Association,

/ Swiss Federation of Lawyers,

/ Swiss Society of International Law,

/ Swiss Arbitration Commission of the ICC,

/ Geneva Association of Business Law,

/ Swiss Society of Jurists,

/ American Bar Association (ABA),

/ International Bar Association (IBA),

/ Swiss Arbitration Association,

/ various Chambers of Commerce.

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