Located in the heart of Geneva's banking district, Etude 1204 Legal, Conseil & Tax faces Victoria Hall.
Since its foundation, it has continued to develop in a dynamic, coherent and entrepreneurial way.
To date, it has five partners: Me Corinne Nerfin, Me Emmanuelle Guiguet, Me Olivier Rivoire, Me Tatiana Gurbanov and Me Louise Bonadio. Each of them has solid experience and proven and recognized knowledge in their respective fields.
Certain that the quality of the services is based on specific and complementary skills, the partners and their teams have created centers of expertise in the areas of real estate, banking, tax and heritage.
Individuals, companies, public entities, foundations and institutions thus find advice and assistance from specialist lawyers working in synergy to defend the interests of their clients.
Based in Geneva, the partners also have an extensive network in other cantons, particularly French-speaking ones, as well as abroad, thus enjoying an international vision.
Alongside their activities within the Firm, the partners have always considered that it was natural and useful to engage in parallel activities: assessor judge with the Geneva courts, professor of law, member of the supervision of lawyers, trainer at the Geneva School of Lawyers, or independent director.
This involvement has allowed them to forge close ties with the judiciary, the academic world and the business world.
They wish you a pleasant visit to their website and look forward to assisting you with passion and determination in all the legal issues you may face.Show more +
After studying law at the University of Fribourg, Olivier Rivoire obtained his bar exam in Geneva in 2003. In 2006-2007, he completed an LL.M. General Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC ( USA).
From 2003 to 2012, he worked with law firms in Geneva and Zurich in the field of business law, debt collection and bankruptcy law and civil and commercial litigation mainly.
In 2012, he joined the authorization section of the banking division of FINMA in Bern. It dealt in particular with new banking authorisations, mergers and transfers of banking establishments as well as issues of governance within these establishments. He regularly collaborated with the various departments of FINMA, in particular that of enforcement .
From 2014 to 2019, he worked in the legal department of two Swiss banks active in Switzerland and internationally. He dealt in particular with regulatory projects, drafting of banking documents, successions, labor law and litigation.
Since 2019, he has been a partner of “Bory & Associés Avocats”, which became “1204 Legal Avocats / Attorneys at law” in 2023.
Attentive to the needs of his clients, pragmatic and determined, he advises and represents in court both individuals and companies, including start-ups, some of which are active in ESG (environment, society and governance) fields, as well as non-governmental organizations. , established both in Switzerland and abroad.
Based on his experience as a corporate lawyer and lawyer, Olivier Rivoire provides his services mainly in the following areas: regulatory advice to financial intermediaries (in particular
banks and wealth managers), company law (in particular : creation and liquidation of companies, drafting of shareholder agreements, legal support in the financing of start-ups, debt collection, execution in Switzerland of foreign judgments and arbitration awards and contract law), immigration law, inheritance and conflict resolution (legal, mediation and arbitration).
In the field of mediation, he has been certified since 2020 by the Federal Department of Finance as a financial mediator within the meaning of the Federal Financial Services Act, FinSA. In 2021, he obtained the title of Mediator from the Swiss Bar Association.
Olivier Rivoire is the exclusive member in Switzerland of the international network IR Global for the following areas: Banking & Finance and immigration law.
He is a member of the Swiss Bar Association and the Geneva Bar Association.Show more +
Banking & Finance and Immigration Law in Switzerland
11, rue du Général Dufour, 1204 Genève, Suisse