3rd September 1960
Education and Professional Experience
Master of Laws, Geneva University (1983); Admitted to Geneva Bar (1986); training course: Etude Oltramare, Hochstaetter, Eardley, Reiser (1984-1986); Bonard & Rivara, partner (1986 – 1997); Etude Bonard (1997-2001); Torello Bonard & Zwahlen, partner (2001-2012), BAZ Legal, partner (since July 2012)
Deputy Judge at the Administrative Court, République et canton de Genève (since 1990); member of the Tax claims commission, Municipality of Geneva (1989-1993).
Investigating Judge (Captain) at the Military Tribunal I (1995-2005).
Former judge at the Court of appeals of the Swiss Football League.
Areas of Expertise
Legal advice to Private Individuals: inheritance and estate planning, law of individuals and family law;
Real estate and Construction Law: tenancy and Lease, contractors and architects, real estate transactions and financing, renovation, permits.
Legal Advice and Representation in Business Law: contracts and commercial law, company law, securities, debt recovery and insolvency;
Legal Advice and Representation in Administrative Proceedings: general administrative law, construction law, planning and urbanization, Swiss residence and negotiation of tax status.
Geneva Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, Geneva Association of Business Law (AGDA)