Charles de Bavier

Charles de Bavier

lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Admitted to the Geneva and the New York bar

charles.debavier@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Rue François-Bellot 6
CH-1206 Geneva

Tel +41 58 200 32 00

Fax +41 58 200 32 11

Assistant:

Kim Thibault de Beauregard

kim.debeauregard@kellerhals-carrard.ch


After being admitted to the bar as a lawyer in Geneva, he practiced law for several years and then worked in the trading of raw materials in New York, where he was admitted to the New York Bar. He also worked in Paris, in the trading of raw materials, before returning to the Geneva Bar in 1987.

His extensive background in business has led him not only to prepare and negotiate transactions but has also taught him how to resolve the many legal problems related to trading on a daily basis and often in a pragmatic way under tight deadlines. He has also been required to provide regular advice on structuring and international taxation to the companies for which he worked, as well as advise their managers on asset restructuring.

Finally, he has participated in the preparation of several arbitrations, mainly in London, on various trade and shipping arbitration issues.

Since his return to Geneva, he has continued to be active in consulting on commodities trading as well as in the restructuring of private assets and, to a lesser extent, in commercial arbitration.


Practice areas
  • Corporate law
  • Swiss and international tax law
  • Contract law
  • International trusts and foundations law
Practice groups
  • Tax
  • Private clients
Education
  • 1982: Admitted to the New York Bar Association
  • 1972: Bar admission in Geneva
  • 1969: lic. iur., Geneva
Experience / Career
  • since 2019: Partner at Kellerhals Carrard, Geneva
  • 1996-2018: Attorney, Partner at DePfyffer Avocats (formerly DePfyffer & Associés), Geneva
  • 1989-1996: Attorney, Partner, Combe, de Bavier & Senarclens, Geneva
  • 1988-1989: Independent Attorney, Geneva
  • 1983-1988: Counsel at Riz & Denrées, Paris
  • 1977-1983: Counsel at Balfour MacLaine International Ltd, New York
  • 1975-1977: Counsel at ICD Group, New York
  • 1974-1975: Law firm Shea Gould Climenko Kramer & Casey, trainee under one of the partners active in the area of international taxation, New York
  • 1972-1974: Trainee with the law firm Courvoisier & Cardinaux, Geneva
Languages
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
Memberships
  • Geneva Bar Association
Board memberships
  • Realstone SA, Lausanne
  • Realstone Holding SA, Lausanne
  • Cereal Investments Company (C.I.C.) SA, Geneva
  • Asafco SA, Geneva
  • Capitalium Advisers SA, Geneva
  • Avobone Holding AG, Zug
  • Avobone SA, Genève
  • Grand Hotel Alpina AG, Gstaad
  • Glacier 3000 AG, les Diablerets
  • Marnex AG, Zug
  • Propharmed SA, Geneva
  • IR Holding AG, Root
  • Liptis Switzerland SA, Root
  • Liptis Nutrition Gmbh, Root
  • Brise-Vent Holding AG, Zug
  • Liptis Nutrition AG
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