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FBT Attorneys-at-Law

RUE DU 31-DÉCEMBRE 47, CASE POSTALE 6120, 1211 GENEVA 6, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 22 849 6040
Email:
Web:
www.fbt.ch
Geneva, Paris

Marco Villa

Tel:
Work +41228496040
Email:
FBT Attorneys-at-Law

Work Department

Contract and Commercial Law, Banking & Finance Law

Position

Partner - Marco Villa is a leading contract and commercial law expert. He specializes in corporate and commercial law and advises individuals, banks and companies of different sizes on domestic as well as cross-border legal issues, notably in the fields of business, finance and commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions operations and agency and distribution agreements. He also has a broad experience in private equity as well as in Real Estate Law (transactions, leases etc.). Marco Villa is a former professor on contracts and torts law at the University of Lausanne. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on corporate and commercial law issues and the author of various publications in this field.

Career

Since 2004 - Partner, FBT Avocats SA, Geneva
2000-2004 - Professor, Law School, University of Lausanne
1998-2004 - Associate, FBT Avocats SA, Geneva
995-1997 : Traineeship, FBT Attorneys-at-Law ; 1994-1995 : Court Clerk, Canton of Vaud Tribunals; 1988-1993 : Research Assistant, CEDIDAC, Lausanne University, Corporate Law Department.

Languages

French, English, German, Italian.

Member

Geneva Bar Association
Swiss Bar Association
Association genevoise du droit des affaires (AGDA)
Centre du droit de l'entreprise (CEDIDAC).

Education

1999 - Admission to the New York Bar
1999 - LL.M., University of Columbia, New York
1997 - Admission to the Geneva Bar
1995 - Ph.D., University of Lausanne 
1988 - Law Degree, University of Lausanne.


Switzerland

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

FBT Attorneys-at-Law is active in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, with key areas including international M&A transactions and commercial contracts advice. The team further assists with mergers, as well as investment, lease and distribution agreements. Marco Villa has experience in real estate and banking-related deals.

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Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

'Dynamic and well-reputed firmFBT Attorneys-at-Law has 'a pragmatic approach to problems and considerable experience in regulatory and financial environments'. Based in Geneva, the team handles banking, corporate and commercial, private client, tax and litigation work. Frédérique BensahelJean-Louis Tsimaratos and Pierre-Olivier Etique are active in banking and finance, while tax partner Jean-Luc Bochatay, private client specialist Michel Abt and corporate lawyer Marco Villa are other key practitioners.

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