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Fabien Aepli

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Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC

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Banking & Finance, Commercial Contracts and Corporate Law.

Fabien Aepli specialises in advising financial institutions (including banks, independent asset managers and distributors of collective investment schemes) on asset management matters and contracts, organisational rules, directives or processes, including when dealing with regulators (e.g. FINMA). He has proven experience in advising multinational companies and SMEs, on both Swiss and international level, in cross-border transactions such as agency, distribution, licence or service agreements.

He also specialises in drafting commercial contracts and general terms and conditions, and advising on compliance and regulatory issues. He advises companies and stakeholders on the structuring and setting-up of businesses and corporate reorganisation.


Founder and Managing Partner at Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC


Since 2016 Partner at Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC, Geneva

2011-2015 Partner at Eversheds Ltd, Geneva

2009 -2011 Senior associate at Eversheds Ltd, Geneva

2006 - 2009 Associate at a Swiss law firm, Geneva

2003 - 2005 Trainee at a Swiss law firm, Geneva

2000 - 2002 Part-time employee at an international industrial company, marketing finance     department, Lausanne


French, English, German


• Geneva and Swiss Bar Associations
• British Swiss Chamber of Commerce
• Geneva Association of Corporate Law (AGDA)


Certificate of Advanced Studies in Financial Regulation, Universities of Geneva and Bern (2017)

LL.M. in International Trade Law, University Institute Of European Studies, Turin, Italy (2015)

M.B.L.-HSG, Master of European and International Business Law, University Of St.Gallen (2007)

Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School, USA (Program on Negotiation, 2007)

Admitted to the Geneva Bar (2005)

Postgraduate degree, Institut de Lutte Contre la Criminalité Économique, Haute École ARC, Neuchâtel and Lausanne (2005)

Law degree (lic. iur.), Universities of Fribourg and Zurich (2003)


Banking and finance: Geneva

Within: Banking and finance: Geneva

With 'unique knowledge of corporate finance matters coupled with thorough understanding of business implications and technological development', Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC focuses on asset management, anti-money laundering, finance transactions, as well as FINMA authorisations and rulings. Fabien Aepli, who 'masters banking and finance laws and can explain them in simple terms', and senior associate Nurith Cohen acted for Swiss Crypto Advisors on regulatory aspects, including anti-money laundering compliance, for its membership in a Swiss self-regulatory organisation.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC is recommended for having 'in-depth knowledge of commercial and corporate matters, combined with a thorough understanding of business implications and technological development'. M&A, corporate governance matters, reorganisations, compliance, commercial contracts and shareholder agreements form the bulk of its workload, while the banking, real estate and healthcare industries are sector strengths. The 'thorough and innovative' Fabien Aepli heads the practice, which also includes Joël Chevallaz and senior associate Nurith Cohen.

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Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

'Seasoned in the complex licensing process prevalent in the healthcare sector', Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC fields 'a solid team of lawyers', who stand out for their 'unique industry knowledge coupled with a thorough understanding of business implications and technological development'. For commercial contract and licence agreements, Fabien Aepli and 'exceptionally reactive, efficient and detail-oriented' senior associate Nurith Cohen are recommended, while senior associate Sara Dousset focuses on disciplinary, civil and criminal disputes involving healthcare and pharmaceutical clients.

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