• « 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 (FBT) is a business law firm with offices in Geneva and Paris.

FBT comprises lawyers and tax advisers who have worked within banks, multinational companies, international trust companies and law firms, in Switzerland, France and in other countries.

FBT is organised into five specialised and complementary legal teams : 

FBT advises private and corporate clients in Switzerland and abroad with a special focus on France.

FBT Swiss-French teams collaborate on a daily basis with the highest standards in assisting their clients with domestic and cross-border transactions in banking, tax, corporate and litigation matters.

Owing to the quality of its network of lawyers abroad, FBT has a tried and tested capacity for mobilizing and coordinating specialised teams in different countries.

FBT is thus recognized for its experience and know-how in cross-border transactions.

The capabilities necessary for resolving the ever more complex legal questions faced by our Swiss and foreign clients are thus gathered together within a single law firm.

5 Practice Groups

Each group is led by a partner highly experienced in the group’s field of activity.

A constant exchange among the practice groups allows the sharing of up-to-date information in each field of specialization.

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

  • devising a pragmatic overall approach to the various aspects of the case
  • responding rapidly while maintaining a high degree of legal safety
  • ensuring optimal cost control


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CH – 1211 Genève 6
T +41 22 849 60 40


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

Current speaking engagements

  • 8 NOVEMBER 2018

    Fiscalité française et non résidents : les nouveaux défis
    Jean-Luc Bochatay, Alain Moreau

    IFI, forfait, contrôle fiscal : comment accompagner les clients non-résidents face aux nouvelles règles et aux nouvelles pratiques de l’administration fiscale française ?

  • 9 NOVEMBER 2018

    LSFin et LEFin : comment vous préparer ?
    Frédérique Bensahel, Pierre-Olivier Etique

    Conditions d’autorisation, réglementation des produits, règles de conduite, exigences organisationnelles, audit : les dispositions légales, les précisions des ordonnances.

  • 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)?

  • 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)?

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