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 is also acting as Director of Carrard Consulting SA, a subsidiary of Kellerhals Carrard providing services to companies for their restructuring and liquidation activities along with accounting and tax services. Alexandre is heading the legal and operational liquidation activities of Banque Privée Espirito Santo SA en liquidation. He is also very active in the startup field, providing advice to innovative business founders through the Seed Up platform.

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: Director Carrard Consulting SA / Seed Up
  • since 2012: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard
  • 2011: Associate, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Los Angeles
  • 2010: Attorney, Carrard & Associés, Lausanne
  • 2008-2010: Trainee attorney, Carrard & Associés, Lausanne
  • 2006-2008: Associate, BDO Visura in Lausanne, in the Audit department
  • 2005-2006: Traineeship, 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
Further activities
  • Member of the modernisation/innovation commission of the Vaud Bar Association
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Innovation Forum Lausanne
  • Member of the Entrepreneurs' Club du Biopôle
Publications and presentations
  • Term Sheets & Shareholders (Venturelab, octobre 2018)

  • Forum pour les conseillers et les auditeurs de PME (journées ExpertSuisse, septembre 2018)

  • Start-ups : enjeux juridiques, comptables et fiscaux (journée ExpertSuisse, juin 2018)

  • Convention d’actionnaires et plan d’intéressement (InnoPark, mai 2018)

  • Enseignement avec Frédéric Rochat dans le cadre de l’Executive MBA organisé par l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Legal Strategy ; mars-avril 2018)

  • 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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