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FBT Attorneys-at-Law
1211 GENEVA 6

Work Department

Tax Law


Partner with FBT in the Tax Group; co-founder and chairman of FBT.

Areas of specialization:

Swiss-French cross-border issues
Tax disclosures
Administrative assistance in tax matters and automatic exchange of information
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

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Tax

FBT Attorneys-at-Law is instructed by HNWI, banks, investment managers, trust companies and family offices for a variety of tax matters. Beyond traditional queries, the group advises on the framework of exchange of information, tax transparency and tax criminal proceedings. Jean-Luc Bochatay is a specialist in the latter in addition to his focus on multi-jurisdictional tax planning. He jointly leads the practice with Michel Abt, whose banking and finance know-how stand out. The Swiss group works in close collaboration with the firm’s Paris office.

Switzerland > Private client

FBT Attorneys-at-Law ‘offers a very personalised service‘ to high-net-worth individuals, their families, family offices and trusts as well as financial intermediaries and financial institutions with respect to private individuals. Core services relate to relocation of individuals, estate planning and wealth preservation, structuring of trusts and foundations, advice regarding family businesses and succession planning, execution of wills and estate administration as well as assistance with the setting up of wealth management businesses. The team further assists with related litigation and arbitration, such as inheritance, asset management and trust disputes. Michel Abt, Jean-Luc Bochatay, Pascale Cano and Frédérique Bensahel are the practice heads with specialisms in tax, patrimonial family law and private banking matters.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

The ‘efficient‘ team at FBT Attorneys-at-Law has strengths in dispute resolution, tax, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as family estate law. Co-founder and chairman Jean-Luc Bochatay is the team’s specialist for tax and regulatory matters. Frédérique Bensahel, Jean-Louis Tsimaratos and Michel Abt are the key contacts in banking and finance matters and Serge Fasel handles dispute resolution.