• « Robust Geneva-based firm that gains recognition for its strong regulatory abilities, with a proven track record in advising on various licenses »

    Chambers 2016
  • « Very helpful in handling the most complex issues and are capable of resolving naughty transnational tax and legal situations to the outmost satisfaction of our clients »

    Citywealth 2016
  • Attorneys-at-law
  • « Highly regarded Geneva-based firm bringing together experience in areas including trusts, tax, banking and dispute resolutions »

    Chambers 2016

FBT Avocats

Founded in 1993, FBT Attorneys-at-Law SA (FBT) is a multidisciplinary law firm based in Geneva and Paris with a highly specialized cross-border orientation.

FBT lawyers and tax advisers have worked in banks, multinational companies, international trust companies, family offices, notary offices and law firms, in Switzerland, in France and in other countries.

The firm’s organization comprises specialized and complementary legal teams working in two locations and focused on the following spheres of expertise:

In Geneva and Paris:

These French-Swiss teams routinely work at the most exacting level to assist their clients in their domestic and cross-border operations.

Owing to the quality of its network of lawyers outside Switzerland, FBT long ago developed a proven capacity for mobilizing and coordinating specialized teams in different countries.

This work has enabled FBT to distinguish itself in cross-border transactions.

Thus, the abilities and experience required by the ever more complex legal challenges facing our Swiss and foreign clients converge in a single law firm.

Team Specialisation and Specialised Group Synergies

Each group includes one or several partners, associates and legal specialists – lawyers, tax experts, economists – bringing extensive experience to the group’s area of activity.

Constant exchanges among these groups translates into continual sharing of up-to-date information in each area.

Depending on the case, FBT sets up a “multidisciplinary legal team” to:

  • deal comprehensively and pragmatically with the various aspects of the case
  • respond rapidly while maintaining a high level of legal security
  • ensure optimal cost control


Rue du 31-Décembre 47
CH – 1211 Genève 6
T +41 22 849 60 40


4, avenue Hoche
F – 75008 Paris
T +33 1 45 61 18 00

Speaking engagements

  • 7 FEBRUARY 2019 (GENEVA)

    LSFin-LEFin, quels changements pour les acteurs financiers ?
    Frédérique Bensahel, Olivier Sierro

    Présentation des changements à mettre en œuvre d’ici au 1er janvier 2020

  • 24 January 2019 (GENEVA)

    LSFin / LEFin – Impact sur la distribution de placements collectifs
    Frédérique Bensahel, Olivier Sierro

    Séminaire pratique d’une demi-journée dédié aux gestionnaires LPCC et aux gestionnaires de fortune

  • 12 DECEMBER 2018 (ZURICH)

    Regulation of Trustees under FinIA / FinSA 
    Frédérique Bensahel

    How to implement the Financial Institution Act (FinIA) and the Financial Services Act (FinSA)?

  • 3 DECEMBER 2018 (GENEVA)

    Regulation of Trustees under FinIA / FinSA 
    Frédérique Bensahel

    How to implement the Financial Institution Act (FinIA) and the Financial Services Act (FinSA)?

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