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FBT Attorneys-at-Law

Work +41 22 849 6040
Geneva, Paris

Jean-Luc Bochatay

Work +41228496040
FBT Attorneys-at-Law

Work Department

Tax Law.


Partner with FBT in the Tax Group; cofonder and chairman of FBT.

Areas of specialization:

Swiss-French cross-border issues
Tax disclosures
Administrative assistance in tax matters and automatic exchange of informatino
Asset restructuring and estate planning
Commercial and contract law


Since 1993 - Partner, FBT Avocats SA, Geneva
1992-1993 - Associate, Pirenne, Python, Peter and Schifferli, Geneva
1988-1990 - Head of Legal Department, Groupe Foncia, Paris.


French, English, German and Italian.


Geneva Bar Association
Swiss Bar Association
International Bar Association (IBA)
Business Club Dun & Bradstreet (Suisse) SA.


1992 - Admission to the Geneva Bar
1989 - Law Degree, University of Lausanne


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

FBT Attorneys-at-Lawtackles every project with enthusiasm, great professionalism and dedication’. The practice focuses on M&A deals, corporate regulation, contract drafting, investments, shareholder agreements and asset protection. Team lead Marco Villa and Jean-Luc Bochatay are ‘solution-oriented and pragmatic’.

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Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

FBT Attorneys-at-Law’s ‘banking department is composed of experienced lawyers’, namely Frédérique Bensahel, Jean-Louis Tsimaratos and Pierre-Olivier Etique. Other focus areas include corporate and M&A and private client advice, for which Jean-Luc Bochatay is particularly recommended.

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Private client

Within: Private client

Excellent and well-reputed law firmFBT Attorneys-at-Law provides ‘impeccable services’ in fund and wealth management matters, but is also ‘very helpful in resolving transnational tax and legal issues to the utmost client satisfaction’. The focus further lies on family business restructuring, succession planning, relocation, estate planning and administration, will execution, real estate, philanthropy advice, private banking and dispute resolution. Frédérique Bensahel and Jean-Louis Tsimaratos are both ‘analytical, thorough, highly available and risk-managing’; the ‘organised, professional and empathicMichel Abt and tax practice head Jean-Luc Bochatay are also recommended.

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Within: Tax

The ‘excellent and uniqueFBT Attorneys-at-Lawis big enough for its lawyers to focus on specific topics and small enough to have a close and friendly relationship with clients’. Focus areas include administrative, criminal and contentious tax procedures as well as individual, corporate and real estate taxation. Deutsche Bank Suisse, Lombardier Odier Cie and Banque Julius Baer are among the active clients. The ‘organised, professional and empathicMichel Abtlistens to client’s needs and reacts to them in an effective and pragmatic way’; he jointly heads the practice with Jean-Luc Bochatay.

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