Patrick Chabrier

Patrick Chabrier


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Patrick Chabrier, Iuris Doctor of the University of Paris, is the founding partner of Chabrier Avocats SA. He is a Member of the Paris Bar Association and registered in Geneva as a foreign practitioner. Patrick specializes in Corporate Law, Business Law and International Trade (Commodities) Law, with emphasis on all matters relating to the sale, transportation, financing, insurance, and warehousing, etc of commodities.

Notable work
  • Conducted multiple business or dispute resolution negotiations in trading, maritime and/or banking matters, organized the setting-up of companies and/or group of companies, tax set-ups, mergers and/or spin-offs by and amongst numerous commercial and industrial entities or enterprises as well as joint-ventures, drafted and negotiated multiple contracts for the financing, acquisition, construction and/or lease of industrial plants, mills, warehousing facilities, C.M.A.'s, vessels, etc, in various countries inside and outside the EU;
  • Conducted and/or monitored numerous commercial litigations before various Courts, particularly in France, Luxemburg (C.J.C.E.), Switzerland, U.K., as well as before many Arbitral Tribunals in Geneva (I.C.C., Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Geneva), London (GAFTA, FOSFA, L.M.A.A.), Liverpool (L.C.A. now I.C.A.), Paris (I.C.C., Bourse du Commerce) etc ...

Iuris Doctor (Commercial Law) of the University of Paris

1966-1969: Legal Department of Chargeurs Reunis SA (Paris), the Holding Company of the (then) largest private maritime (Compagnie Maritime des Chargeurs Reunis, Fabre Line, Croisieres Paquet) and airline (U.T.A.) group in France

1969-1976: C.L.O. of Compagnie Continentale (France) S.A., Paris.

1977-1981: C.L.O. of Finagrain S.A., Geneva (World Merchandising Centre of Continental Grain Company, New York).

Since 1982: Attorney-at-Law practicing in Geneva with local law firms (Troller, Vesely, Petitpierre, which became Maas & Partners), then Ziegler, Poncet, Grumbach before setting up own firm in 2001, mainly acting as Advisor to multinational companies established inside and outside of Switzerland, many of them specializing in international trade and agri-business.

Practice Areas

International Trading & Commodities