Alexandre Gachet

Alexandre Gachet

lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner

Place Saint-François 1
CH-1002 Lausanne

Tel +41 58 200 33 00

Fax +41 58 200 33 11


Marianne Lavanchy

Alexandre Gachet started his career in the audit department of BDO Visura, in Lausanne. After having successfully completed his bar exam in the canton of Vaud, Alexandre Gachet spent one year in Los Angeles, as visiting attorney with the large business law firm O'Melveny & Myers LLP, mainly in the transactions’ department. In January 2012, Alexandre Gachet came back to work with Carrard & Associés where his practice focuses on commercial law (corporate law, financing/investment transaction, M&A, licensing and contractual law) and banking law. Alexandre Gachet also acts as Head of Legal at Carrard Consulting SA, which is the appointed liquidator of Banque Privée Espirito Santo SA en liquidation.

Alexandre Gachet is member of the online platform FIDLEG SOLUTION, a fintech solution to ensure compliance with FIDLEG/FINIG.

Practice areas
  • Corporate law
  • Commercial law
  • Capital market law
  • M&A transactions
  • Restructurings, liquidations, insolvencies
  • Shareholders‘ Agreement
  • Financing transactions
  • Banking law
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Litigation and insolvency
  • Financial services
  • 2010: Bar exam, Canton of Vaud
  • 2006: Master of Advanced Studies (LL.M.) in business law (MBL), Universities of Geneva and Lausanne
  • 2004: Lic.iur., University of Lausanne
Experience / Career
  • since 2014: Head of Legal at Carrard Consulting SA
  • since 2012: Attorney at the law firm Kellerhals Carrard
  • 2011: Associate at the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles
  • 2010: Attorney at the law firm Carrard & Associés
  • 2008-2010: Trainee attorney at the law firm Carrard & Associés 
  • 2006-2008: Associate at the audit, trust and consulting firm BDO Visura in Lausanne, in the Audit department
  • 2005-2006: 10-month traineeship at the Secretariat of the Finance Department of the Canton of Vaud and the Cantonal Tax Administration 
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Vaud Bar Association
  • European Society for Banking and Financial Law (AEDBF)
  • AIJA
  • Swiss LegalTech Association
Publications and presentations
  • Le financement de l’entreprise – l’emprunt convertible (InnoPark, janvier 2018)

  • Mesures conservatoires, sûretés et exécution des créances en droit civil et commercial (colloque des Barreaux Lémaniques, novembre 2017)

  • Convention d’actionnaires et plan d’intéressement (InnoPark, novembre 2017)

  • Changes in asset management as a result of the FinSA and FinIA, In a nutshell 4/2017

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  • PME en difficulté – perte en capital, surendettement, insolvabilité, postposition, avis au juge, sursis, ajournement, assainissement: aspects pratiques (journée ExpertSuisse, juin)

  • Employee Participation Plans: stock option plans, share plans & phantom plans (Venturelab, juin 2017)

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  • In preparation: Commentaire Romand du Code des Obligations II, commentary to articles 660, 661, 675 to 682 CO, in collaboration with Jean-Luc Chenaux

  • Company law revision / the Federal Council’s proposal: Return of benefits, In a nutshell 8d/2016

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