Laurent Moser

Laurent Moser

lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner

laurent.moser@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Rue François-Bellot 6
CH-1206 Geneva

Tel +41 58 200 32 00

Fax +41 58 200 32 11

Assistant:

Cynthia Chassot

cynthia.chassot@kellerhals-carrard.ch


Laurent Moser is Lead Counsel worldwide for influential families in the Middle East and, because of this, must advise them not only on family governance and provide them with estate planning services but also residence matters. In addition, he must manage complex cases on their behalf, both of a business nature and of an altruistic nature, requiring the development of a strategy as well as the management of multidisciplinary teams, management of the press or of governments.

He represents the interests of many professional footballers. He also works in the field of hospitality, intervening both at the legal level during the transaction and in the active representation of hotel owners in dealing with prestigious hotel chains.

He maintains strong, high-level ties with the Seychelles, a country that has granted him citizenship.


Practice areas
  • Business Law and contract law, in particular in relation to professional football and the hotel industry
  • Sports law and representation of football players
  • Consulting and Lead Counsel for influential families in the Middle East, in particular trusts, foundation and family governance
  • Acquiring residence and nationality in Europe and worldwide
  • Complex negotiations in the area of business as well as with governments and parliaments (creation of natural reserves, etc.)
  • Management of communication during situations of crisis
  • Advice in relations with getting established in West Africa and in the Indian Ocean region (Seychelles, Mauritius, etc.)
Practice groups
  • Private clients
  • Sports law
Education
  • 1999-2002: Training for the Swiss-certified Tax Expert diploma, Swiss Tax Academy, Lausanne
  • 1998: Bar admission, Canton of Geneva
  • 1994-1996: Postgraduate courses in European economic law, University of Bremen
  • 1991-1994: BA in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva; Certificates in legal German and digital legal research (Sibil/Swisslex)
  • 1989-1990: High School Diploma, Scarsdale High School, New York
  • 1986-1991: Secondary school diploma (baccalaureate) specialised in science, Collège Claparède, Geneva
Experience / Career
  • since 2019: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard, Geneva
  • 2003-2018: Practice of the bar within the law firm De Pfyffer & Associés
  • 2001-2003: Proxyholder in the International Wealth & Estate Planning of the bank, tasked with the development, creation and management of structures in view of estate, financial and tax planning, Dresdner Bank (Switzerland) SA
  • 1999-2001: Associate, Mudry Iglehart & Associés, Geneva
  • 1999-2001: Teaching on the use of online legal databases, Weblaw Sàrl
  • 1998: Trainee Attorney, Wedlake Bell, Corporate Finance Group, London
  • 1996-1998: Trainee Attorney, Lachenal, Brechbühl, Cottier & Roguet, Geneva
  • 1995: Teaching assistant for French legal terminology to law students, Faculty of Law, University of Bremen, Germany,
  • 1995: Trainee Attorney at the law firm Ahlers & Vogel in Bremen, Germany
  • 1991: Internship in the import and export of raw material, Chipharma Trading S.A., Louisiana, USA
Languages
  • French
  • English
  • German
Memberships
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Federation of Lawyers
  • The Geneva Society for Beekeeping
  • Club Prosper Montagné, Embassy in Geneva
  • Cercle MBC (formerly Maxim's Business Club)
  • Nautical Society of Geneva
  • Tennis Club of Geneva
  • Founding member and former chairman of the Leo Club Geneva
Further activities
  • An epicurean at Prosper Montagné, Laurent Moser is also a beekeeper, holder of a federal license for producing alcohol and is registered with the Federal Office of Agriculture.
  • After having represented Switzerland for 16 years at the world championships for artistic fencing, he takes part in Spartan races in the summer and the winter at the international level.
Board memberships
  • T.E.S. Foundation (www.tesfoundation.org), a foundation that is highly active in the field of ophthalmology in the Indian Ocean region.
  • Save Our Seas Foundation (saveourseas.com), a foundation that is active in the protection of the oceans and more particularly the protection of sharks and stingrays.
  • Le Palace Genève SA operates the Kempinski Hotel in Geneva. Laurent Moser is a member of the Board of Directors.
  • European Hotels & Resorts Ltd operates the Kempinski Hotel in the Seychelles. Laurent Moser is Chairman of the Board of Directors.
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