Jean-Jacques Makoto Jaccard

Jean-Jacques Makoto Jaccard

MLaw, LL.M., Attorney at Law

Rue François-Bellot 6
CH-1206 Geneva

Tel +41 58 200 32 00

Fax +41 58 200 32 11

A native speaker of French and Japanese, Jean-Jacques Jaccard has spent several years working in Tokyo, where he has advised international clients on investment, business practices, employment and administrative regulations in Japan. He has also worked in cooperation with Japanese lawyers to represent Swiss clients in court. He regularly assists his clients in drafting and negotiating contracts, corporate law and tax law.

Practice areas
  • Corporate law, mergers and acquisitions
  • Business law and contract law
  • Employment law
  • Litigation
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Private clients
  • Startup Desk
  • 2018: LL.M. in US Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, USA - Tokyo, Japan
  • 2012: Bar admission, Geneva
  • 2012: Certificate of specialisation in the practice of law, University of Geneva
  • 2009: MLaw, University of Geneva
  • 2008: BLaw, University of Geneva
  • 2005: Bachelor and Master in International Relations, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Experience / Career
  • since 2019: Attorney at Kellerhals Carrard, Geneva
  • 2013-2018: Associate to the Counsel, CH Projects Management Ltd., Tokyo
  • 2013-2018: Associate at the law firm Python, Tokyo
  • 2009-2012: Trainee attorney at the law firm Briner & Brunisholz
  • 2007-2009: Legal trainee at Mirabaud & Cie bank
  • French
  • Japanese
  • English
  • German
Further activities
  • 2015-2019: Head of PR and Media, Member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ)