Serge Fasel


Serge Fasel is a Partner with FBT and head of its Litigation and Arbitration group. He has extensive experience both in Swiss and international court litigation and arbitration. His fields of activities cover all forms of commercial disputes, particularly in the financial sector. Serge Fasel is also active in the areas of insolvency law, employment law and economic crime. He has a vast knowledge of the Swiss judicial environment. He is recommended by Legal500 for his expertise in dispute resolution and, in particular, disputes involving banks (“Serge Fasel is an experienced litigator with deep knowledge of the banking industry”, Legal500 2016). Serge Fasel is a Deputy Judge with the Geneva Appeal Court after having served for several years as Deputy Judge with the Court of First Instance. He has also achieved a course in the Military Justice, his last two responsibilities having been Deputy Chief Auditor with the Swiss Army and then Judge with the Federal Military Court of Cassation.

Education and Professional Experience

Since 1993 – Partner, FBT Avocats SA, Geneva

1985-1993 – Associate with a Swiss law firm

1985 – Admission to the Geneva Bar

1983 – Law degree, University of Fribourg

Other activities

Deputy Judge with the Geneva Appeal Court


Geneva Bar Association

Swiss Bar Association

Geneva Business Law Association

International Bar Association (IBA)

Société genevoise de droit et de législation (SGDL)

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)

Debt Collection and Bankruptcy Law Association

Lausanne University Centre for Business Law (CEDIDAC)

Speaking Engagements
Swiss judicial risks and remedies : Issues for trustees, protectors, custodian banks and investment managers Mai 2009 / Conférence donnée lors de la Conférence annuelle de STEP Suisse Romande Frédérique Bensahel , Serge Fasel
Partner, Geneva

+41 22 849 60 40

Practice areas


  • French
  • English
  • German