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Phidias Ferrari


Phidias Ferrari advises Swiss and international clients on corporate and M&A transactions, whether domestic or cross-border, including private equity and venture capital transactions, public takeovers, joint ventures, business transfers, restructurings and relocations. In addition to transactional work, he assists private and listed companies, family offices, entrepreneurs and start-ups/scale-ups in dealing with a wide range of corporate, commercial, contractual and regulatory matters in a variety of industries, striving to offer comprehensive and practical legal advice.

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Partner, Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva (since 2011)

Associate, Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva (2004-2010)

Trainee, Swiss law firm, Geneva (2001-2003)

Clerk for civil matters, District Court of Lausanne (2000-2001)

Assistant for commercial law, CEDIDAC (Center for Business Law), University of Lausanne (1998-2000)

Bar admission

Geneva Bar (2003) – admitted to all Swiss courts


LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law, UNSW, Sydney (2007)

Geneva Bar Exam, ranked 1st (2003)

Master of Law, Lausanne, awarded two prizes (1997)


French, English, German (passive)


Tavernier Tschanz’s "pragmatic" and "highly experienced" team advises clients in a variety of industries including banking and financial services, IT, real estate, media, life sciences, and energy Legal 500 (Corporate/M&A), 2010

Tavernier Tschanz advises clients across a wide range of business sectors including telecommunications, media, computer hardware and software, and hi-tech and life sciences. The group frequently represents banks, investors and start-ups in private equity and venture capital transactions Legal 500 (Corporate/M&A), 2010


Geneva and Swiss Bar Associations