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28 February 2019

Chabrier Avocats SA welcomes a new lawyer

Chabrier Avocats is very pleased to announce that on 1 March 2019 Gabrielle Guye joined the firm as an associate with the tax group. Click here to check her profile.

30 August 2018

Chabrier Avocats SA welcomes a new lawyer

 

Chabrier Avocats SA is very pleased to announce that Anna Pivin has joined its tax group in September 2018. Click here to discover her profile.

28 June 2018

Best Lawyers - Swiss edition

We are honoured to announce that Marc Hassberger has been selected by his peers, for the ninth consecutive year, amongst the Bestlawyers in Switzerland in the fields of:

  • Criminal Defense;
  • Labor and Employment law.
21 June 2018

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major soft commodities group in relation to the acquisition and financing of four vessels.

13 June 2018

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a Swiss structured trade finance advisory company in relation to a complex STF project in west Africa.

6 June 2018

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major energy trading company in relation to a USD 5bn secured revolving borrowing base facility agreement.

17 May 2018

Marc Hassberger selected in the 2018 Who's Who Legal edition

Who’s Who Legal has featured Marc Hassberger in its 2018 Business Crime Defence Guide, after independent researches with clients and thanks to his notable experience and reputation within this practice area.

1 March 2018

Speaking engagement of Marc Gilliéron

On March 5, 2018 Marc Gilliéron will give a lecture at the "Sanctions Specialists" training course organised by Vision Compliance in Geneva, Switzerland. Marc will present the various trade sanctions and embargoes regimes applicable in Switzerland.

3 November 2017

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats SA advises a major soft commodities trading company in relation to the economic sanctions regime against Iran.

1 November 2017

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a real estate conglomerate in relation to a 400m CHF development project in Switzerland.

31 July 2017

Chambers Europe Guide 2017

We are happy to report that, this year again, Marc Hassberger has been ranked in the Chambers Europe Guide (2017) in the field of white collar crime. Quoting a Source, Chambers states that " […] He is good in banking law as well, which is a good mix." 

31 July 2017

The Best Lawyers in Switzerland

We are proud to report that Marc Hassberger has been selected, for the 8th consecutive year, by his peers to be included in the “Best Lawyers list for Switzerland” in the field of Criminal Defense, and for the 5th consecutive year in the file of Labor and Employment Law.

27 February 2017

Speaking engagement of Pierre-Alain Guillaume

On February 28, 2017 Pierre-Alain Guillaume will give a lecture at the Academy & Finance conference on "Fiscalité des entreprises suisses dans le nouveau contexte européen". Pierre-Alain will present the latest jurisprudence on abuse of law regarding the application of bilateral tax treaties. In order to check the program of the conference, please click here.

10 February 2017

Speaking engagement of Marc Gilliéron

On February 28, 2017 Marc Gilliéron will give a lecture at the "Sanctions Specialists" training course organised by Vision Compliance in Geneva, Switzerland. Marc will present the various trade sanctions and embargoes regimes applicable in Switzerland.

10 January 2017

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major energy trader in relation to the amendment and restatement of a $1bn syndicated credit facility.

31 October 2016

Speaking engagement of Pierre-Alain Guillaume

On November 4, 2016 Pierre-Alain Guillaume gives a lecture at the next OREF tax seminar on "Procedures in Swiss and international tax matters". The topic addressed by Pierre-Alain is "The liability of Swiss tax advisors in French-Swiss relationships". The lecture will be given by Pierre-Alain together with two prominent French lawyers, Agnès Angotti and Emmanuelle Berkovits. To check the brochure of the conference, please click here. To check the OREF website, kindly click here.

13 October 2016

New offices in Singapore

Chabrier Avocats is pleased to announce that it has moved its Singapore office to Ocean Financial Center, 10 Collyer Quay, in the very heart of the city's business district. This new working environment will foster the development of our firm in Singapore and we look forward to welcoming you there!

26 September 2016

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a commodities hedge fund in relation to the drafting of its commercial contracts and GTCs.

6 September 2016

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a multinational group of companies in relation to the restructuring of its commodities trading operations.

14 July 2016

Chambers Europe Guide 2016

This year again, Marc Hassberger has been ranked in the Chambers Europe Guide 2016. In the field of dispute resolution, he "…has a good reputation in the field and has strong pleading skills - he knows how to bring an argument.".

7 July 2016

Law Firm of the Year in Switzerland

Chabrier Avocats has had the honor of having been chosen by the Global Law Experts as the winner in the Client Choice category - Criminal Law Firm of the Year in Switzerland – 2016, as well as in the category Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Switzerland – 2016.

4 July 2016

The Best Lawyers in Switzerland

We are proud to report that  Marc Hassberger has been selected, for the 7th consecutive year, by his peers to be included in the “Best Lawyers list for Switzerland” in the field of Criminal Defense, and for the 4th consecutive year in the file of Labor and Employment Law.

7 June 2016

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a multinational company in relation to a license and distribution agreement.

1 June 2016

The Best Lawyers in Switzerland

Pierre-Alain Guillaume has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of "The Best Lawyers in Switzerland" in the practice area of Tax Law.

In order to visit The Best Lawyers website, please click here.

12 May 2016

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats assists an international trading company in relation to the establishment of a presence in Switzerland

27 November 2015

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major international energy trading company in relation to the refinancing of a $4bn syndicated credit facility.

20 November 2015

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a Swiss real estate consortium in relation to the development of a CHF 50m project in the city of Geneva.

5 November 2015

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a commodities trading company in relation to the acquisition of agri-indsutrial assets in the CIS region.

29 October 2015

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a real estate company based in Geneva in relation to the restructuring of its activities.

9 September 2015

Chabrier Avocats SA welcomes a new associate

Chabrier Avocats SA is very pleased to announce that Silvio Jobin has joined its tax group in September 2015. Click here to discover his profile.

24 August 2015

Chabrier Avocats SA welcomes a new associate

Chabrier Avocats SA is very pleased to announce that Carlo Ceccarelli has joined its commercial group in August 2015. Click here to discover his profile.

 

20 August 2015

Background Report on Commodities in Switzerland

During its meeting of August 19, 2015, the Swiss Federal Council approved the second status report on the implementation of the recommendations made in the background report on commodities. The report shows that progress has been made in many areas and that legislative processes have been initiated or completed. The second status report can be read here.

30 June 2015

CLIENT ALERT : Transparency of legal entities in Switzerland - June 2015

To read more, please, click here.

23 June 2015

Marc Gilliéron selected to be featured in Who's Who Legal - Real Estate 2015

Who’s Who Legal identified Marc Gilliéron to be featured in their Real Estate Guide 2015, after independent researches with clients and thanks to his notable experience and reputation within this practice area.

To discover the list of the lawyers selected, please click here

28 May 2015

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats assists a Swiss based commodities trading group in relation to its international expansion and the acquisition of assets in Asia.

27 April 2015

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a Swiss refinery in relation to long term master sales agreements

23 April 2015

Interview of Marc Gilliéron in l'AGEFI

Marc Gilliéron gives his comments to l’AGEFI regarding the impact of the new transparency regulations recently proposed by the Swiss governement.

To read more, please click here.

24 March 2015

Who's Who Legal 2015 - Switzerland

Marc Hassberger has been included in the 2015 edition of the WHO’S WHO LEGAL - SWITZERLAND in the sector of Business crime defense.

To read more, please click here.

11 March 2015

Speaking engagement of Pierre-Alain Guillaume

Pierre-Alain Guillaume gives a speech at the Academy & Finance conference "Transfer of residence out of Russia" in Zurich on March 12, 2015. The topic addressed by Pierre-Alain is the transfer of residence of individuals from Russia to Switzerland.

To check the brochure of the conference, please click here.

27 February 2015

Interview of Marc Gilliéron in l'AGEFI

Marc Gilliéron gives his comments in l'AGEFI on the recent decision of the Federal Council to reject the constitutional initiative against the speculation on agricultural commodities and food stuff.

To read more, please click here.

27 February 2015

Chabrier Avocats welcomes a new associate

Chabrier Avocats is very pleased to welcome Fabio Leonini who joined the dispute resolution group of the firm as an associate as of February 23, 2015.

To see his profile, click here.

3 February 2015

Chabrier Avocats welcomes a new associate in Singapore

Chabrier Avocats reinforces the team in Singapore with the arrival of Emmanuelle Barasche.

To discover her profile, please, click here.

1 January 2015

Chabrier Avocats welcomes a new associate

Chabrier Avocats is very pleased to announce that Philippe Bonna joins the Tax group in January 2015.

To discover his profile, please, click here.

1 January 2015

New Partner

We are pleased to inform you that Wana Catto, Senior Associate, became Partner of our law firm on 1 January 2015.

Wana Catto graduated from the University of Geneva in 1999 and was admitted to the Geneva Bar in December 2001. Prior to joining Chabrier Avocats as a Senior Associate in 2013, she worked with a Geneva law firm from 2002 to 2013.

Wana Catto has a comprehensive experience in all fields of litigation, both commercial and private, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

To see her profile, click here.

25 November 2014

STSA Operator certificate - 4th intake

As a member of the STSA Legal Working Group, Marc Gilliéron will be representing Chabrier Avocats and speaking on "Law and Dispute Resolution Schemes" during the fourth intake of the STSA Operator Certificate (25.11.2014 and 27.11.2014).

21 November 2014

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats represents a group of banks and investment funds within the frame of a multi-million USD fraud related to trade finance facilities. Marc Hassberger and Marc Gilliéron assist the creditors in all aspects of this matter (criminal, civil and recovery proceedings) and coordinate the activity of other law firms in multiple jurisdictions.

30 October 2014

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats represents a regulated investment fund in relation to a LBO operation in Switzerland.

29 October 2014

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major energy trader in relation to a $1,5 bn syndicated credit facility.

22 October 2014

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats assists a consortium of real estate developpers in relation to the acquisition and development of a 350m CHF residential properties project. 

27 September 2014

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats Singapore LLP advises a Singapore based hedge fund in relation to trade finance facilities involving Swiss borrowers.

27 August 2014

Chabrier Avocats opens in Singapore

Chabrier Avocats is proud to announce the opening of its Singapore office, effective immediately. This new office will be led by Marc Gilliéron (Partner), who will split his time between Geneva and Singapore, and Bérengère Perez-Pelletier (Senior Associate), who relocated from Geneva to Singapore.

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13 August 2014

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a US real estate company in relation to the sale of a hotel located in Geneva, Switzerland. 

8 August 2014

Interview

Marc Gilliéron gives his comments in l'AGEFI on the impact of the international sanctions against Russia on the Swiss commodities trading market. To read more, please click here.

2 July 2014

CLIENT ALERT : Payments to Governments : New Transparency Rules in Switzerland - July 2014

To read more, please click here.

12 June 2014

Marc Hassberger is the "Lawyer of the Year" in the field of Criminal Defense - Switzerland

Chabrier Avocats is proud to announce that ‎Marc Hassberger has had the honor of being named ‎Geneva’s "Lawyer of the Year" by the guide the “Best Lawyers' 2014-2015”  in the field of Criminal Defense. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

11 June 2014

Best Lawyers List for Switzerland

We are happy to report that several of our partners have been selected by their peers to be included in the “Best Lawyers list for Switzerland” in various fields. Marc Hassberger has been included, for the fifth consecutive year in the “Best Lawyers list for Switzerland” in the field of Criminal Defense and for the second consecutive year in the filed of Labor and Employment Law. Hervé Crausaz also has for the second year consecutive been included in the “Best Lawyers list for Switzerland”. Finally, this year for the first time, Pierre-Alain Guillaume has been selected to be included in the “Best Lawyers list for Switzerland” in the field of Tax Law.

6 June 2014

Interview

Marc Gilliéron is interviewed by L'AGEFI in relation to the international sanctions applicable in Switzerland. To read more, please click here.

5 June 2014

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major trade finance institution in relation to a complex refinancing transaction.

1 May 2014

Legal 500 - Chabrier Avocats

Chabrier Avocats is listed in the 2014 Legal 500 Guide. To read more, please click here.

30 April 2014

Chambers 2014 - Marc Hassberger

Marc Hassberger has been ranked again in the 2014 Chambers Europe Guide. He is recognised as a leading individual in white-collar crime area.

21 March 2014

Interview

Marc Gilliéron gives his comments in L'AGEFI on the current regulatory changes that affect the commodities market in Switzerland. To read more, please click here.

18 March 2014

CLIENT ALERT : Swiss Sanctions Watch - Ukraine - March 2014

To read more, please click here.

26 February 2014

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major oil trader in relation to a tripartite receivables assignment agreement.

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4 February 2014

CLIENT ALERT : OTC derivatives trading and financial market infrastructure - Recent developments in Switzerland

To read more, please click here.

1 January 2014

New Partner

We are pleased to inform you that Fabienne Jaros, attorney-at-law, became partner of our law firm on 1 January 2014.

Fabienne Jaros graduated from the University of Fribourg and was admitted to the bar in 2007. Prior to joining Chabrier Avocats as an associate in 2009, she worked with Oberson Avocats in Geneva as a tax lawyer.

Her main areas of work as a tax advisor are company tax law and tax law for individuals.

To see her profile, click here.

19 November 2013

GTSA Operator Certificate

As a member of the GTSA Legal Working Group, Marc Gilliéron will be representing Chabrier Avocats and speaking on "Law and Dispute Resolution Schemes" during the second intake of the GTSA Operator Certificate (19.11.2013 and 21.11.2013).

25 October 2013

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats assists a major international group of companies active in the soft commodities in relation to the establishment of a trading company in Geneva.

27 September 2013

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major energy trading company in relation to a long term master sale and purchase agreement.

5 August 2013

Citywealth - 2013 Leading Lawyers List

For the fourth consecutive year, Pierre-Alain Guillaume has been ranked in the Citywealth List of Leading Lawyers in Switzerland. The 2013 Citywealth Leaders List is compiled through recommendations of global peers, UHNW clients and charitable organisations.

4 July 2013

Interview

Pierre-Alain Guillaume gives an interview to La 1ère, the first radio channel of RTS, on the new inheritance double taxation treaty between Switzerland and France. To listen to the interview, please click here.

1 July 2013

Who's Who Legal 2013 - Switzerland

Marc Hassberger was also included in the 2013 edition of the WHO’S WHO LEGAL SWITZERLAND in the sector of Business crime defense.

17 June 2013

Chambers Europe Guide 2013

We are proud to report that, this year again, Marc Hassberger has been ranked in the Chambers Europe Guide 2013. In the field of dispute resolution, he “is considered a solid choice”.

17 June 2013

Best Lawyers List for Switzerland

Marc Hassberger has been selected, for the fourth consecutive year, by his peers to be included in the “Best Lawyers list for Switzerland” in the field of Criminal Defense. Both Marc Hassberger and Hervé Crausaz have, for the second year consecutive, been selected by their peers to be included in the “Best Lawyers list for Switzerland” in the field Employment and Labor law. They are the only lawyers in Geneva to have earned this distinction.

3 June 2013

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a Swiss real estate company in relation to the acquisition of assets in Croatia.

31 May 2013

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners in relation to the acquisition of a minority stake in MCI Holding SA. To read more, click here.

17 May 2013

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a private equity investment fund in relation to the acquisition of a US distressed commercial center.

13 May 2013

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a Swiss real estate company in relation to the refinancing of a CHF 100+m mortgage loan.

29 April 2013

Chabrier Avocats welcomes a new associate

Chabrier Avocats welcomes Wana Catto who has recently joined the dispute resolution group of he fIrm as senior associate.To see her profile, click here.

28 March 2013

Commodities Report

The long expected report of the interdepartemental platform on commodities to the Federal Council has been released. This report provides 17 recommendations in order to guarantee both the competitiveness and the integrity of the Swiss market as a centre for conducting commodities business.

Read more
25 March 2013

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major private equity hedge fund in relation to the acquistion of a Swiss based development company.

8 March 2013

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a services company in relation to the setting up of a Joint-Venture company which will provide bank card solution.

28 February 2013

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a market leader in the CIS soft commodities industry in relation to the acquisition of an oil terminal.

25 February 2013

Lecture

Pierre-Alain Guillaume has been appointed as lecturer at the law school of the University of Neuchâtel. His lecture will focus on the concept of "beneficial ownership" under double taxation treaties. The lecture will be given in English and will cover the period from March through July 2013.

22 February 2013

Interview

Pierre-Alain Guillaume gives his comments to French law magazine LEXBASE on a recent change of practice decided by the French tax authorities impacting individuals benefiting from lump-sum taxation agreement in Switzerland. Click here to read the interview.

12 February 2013

GTSA Operator Certificate

As a member of the GTSA Legal Working Group, Chabrier Avocats will actively participate in the forthcoming training program organised this year.

Marc Gilliéron and Marc Hassberger will speak about Law and Dispute Resolution Schemes.

 

4 February 2013

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats issues various legal opinions in relation to multi jurisdiction PXF facilities.

10 January 2013

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a leading energy company in relation to a USD 1bn credit facility.

16 November 2012

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats is appointed by a major steel processing group of companies in order to restructure its trading and holding entities.

25 October 2012

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises an international private equity group in the establishment of an investment fund structure in Europe. This fund will focus on new technologies.

12 October 2012

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a real estate investment fund in relation to the acquisition of a Hotel in Megeve, France.

17 September 2012

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a market leader in the CIS soft commodities industry in relation to the establishment of a trading company in Geneva.

13 September 2012

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a Swiss real estate company in relation to the set-up of a Luxemburg investment fund focussing on high-end luxury residential and hotel properties in Europe.

19 July 2012

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats successfully advised a Swiss company in the demerger and partial sale of its waste recovery division to a French public company.

10 July 2012

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a Swiss real estate company involved in a PPP in relation to a 150m CHF commercial and residential development in Geneva.

2 July 2012

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major Ukrainian soft commodities producer and exporter in relation to a credit facility granted by the EBRD.

1 June 2012

Conference

Pierre-Alain Guillaume and Marc Gilliéron spoke at the FER seminar on the succession of enterprises in the construction industry.

14 May 2012

Chambers 2012 - Marc Hassberger

Marc Hassberger has been ranked in this year’s Chambers Europe Guide 2012. He is noted as as “strong litigator”.

14 May 2012

Marc Hassberger and Hervé Crausaz

Marc Hassberger has been selected, for the third consecutive year, by his peers to be included in the “Best Lawyers list for Switzerland” in the field of Criminal Defense. Both Marc Hassberger and Hervé Crausaz have been selected by their peers to the included in the “Best Lawyers list for Switzerland” in the field Employment and Labor law.

20 April 2012

Our tax group welcomes a new associate

Chabrier Avocats reinforces its tax team with the arrival of Monique Bonvin. To see her profile, click here.

29 March 2012

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises an investment fund in relation to the acquisition of an alpine luxury hotel and residential resort

26 March 2012

Matter Report

Chabrier Avocats advises a major investment bank in relation to a 1bn USD trade finance facility

9 March 2012

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises major trading companies (energy and soft commodities) in relation to Swiss and international sanctions against Syria.

10 February 2012

GTSA Legal Working Group

Chabrier Avocats joins the Legal Working Group of the GTSA Geneva Trading and Shipping Association

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7 February 2012

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises an important Swiss real estate development company in a 50m CHF bond issue

7 February 2012

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats successfully represented an Ukrainian trading company in a 5m USD contamination claim against a Bulgarian company before the FOSFA arbitration tribunal

7 February 2012

Matter report

Chabrier Avocats advises a world leader in commodities trading and processing within the frame of a 1bn USD international transfer of assets.

7 February 2012

Chabrier Avocats launches its new website

Chabrier Avocats launches its new website and welcomes the new associates who have recently joined the team: Delphine Nerfin, Bérengère Perez-Pelletier and Sarah Chojecki. Click on the links to discover their profiles.