Olivier has a wide expertise in contract and corporate law. He regularly advises private clients and companies on various commercial transactions and on all types of contractual and commercial matters.

His activity further includes real estate transactions, inheritance as well as estate and wealth planning and he was active during many years in commercial litigation and insolvency. Olivier is also a member of the Geneva Bar Examination Commission.

Practice Areas / Expertise

  • Commercial and Contracts
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Inheritance, Estate and Wealth Planning
  • Banking and Finance
  • Insolvency and Restructuring

Professional Experience

  • 2015 – present: Metzger & Zimmermann, Geneva, Founding Partner
  • 2011 – 2014: Metzger & Vernet, Geneva, Partner
  • 2009 – 2011: Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva, Associate in Corporate / M&A practice group
  • 2006 – 2008: Perréard, de Boccard, Kohler, Ador & Associés, Geneva, Associate
  • 2005: Supreme Court of the Canton of Geneva, Lawyer trainee
  • 2003 – 2005: Perréard, de Boccard, Kohler, Ador & Associés, Geneva, Lawyer trainee

Education

  • LL.M., Harvard Law School (2009)
  • Bar Admission, Geneva (2006) (ranked 1st)
  • Law Degree (lic. iur.), University of Geneva (2003) (ranked 1st)

Honors

  • Huet du Pavillon Prize (best law degree)
  • Geneva Law and Legislation Society Prize (best law degree)
  • Schellenberg-Wittmer Prize (best 2nd year results)
  • Geneva Law and Legislation Society Prize (best 1st year results)

Languages

  • French, English

Memberships

  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Geneva Business Law Association
  • Harvard Club of Switzerland

Other positions held

  • Member of the Geneva Bar Examination Commission
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