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Nicolas Kuonen


Nicolas Kuonen acts as counsel before all Swiss Courts. His cases are related among others to, banking and asset management, distribution, license agreement, construction, employment and service agreements, debt and judgement enforcement, including asset recovery, bankruptcy and white collar crime. His industry experience includes among others trading, construction, private equity, luxury industry, bank and finance, broadcasting industry, and real estate.

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Partner, Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva (since 2015)

Professor, University of Fribourg (Prof. tit. since 2019)

Lecturer, University of Fribourg (2007-2018)

Senior Associate, Swiss law firm, Geneva (2011-2014)

Associate, Tavernier Tschanz (2010-2011)

Trainee, Swiss law firm, Geneva (2007-2009)

Bar admission

Geneva Bar (2009) – admitted to all Swiss courts

New York Bar (2007)


PhD in Law, Fribourg, summa cum laude (2007)

LL.M., Yale Law School (New Haven CT, USA) (2006)

Master of Law, University of Fribourg, summa cum laude (2003)


French, English, German (read and understood)

Deals and cases

Recently represented a maritime tonnage provider in over half bio debt enforcement proceedings in Switzerland

Representing a major insurance company in construction dispute relating to building of a company’s international HQ

Representing a French broadcasting company in debt enforcement proceedings relating to license fees

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Geneva and Swiss Bar Associations

New York State Bar Association

International Bar Association

DRI, For the Defense