Firm Profile

FBT Avocats SA


Rue du 31-Décembre 47
Genève 1207
41 22 849 60 40

Firm Details

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 :

  • Banking & Finance
  • Tax
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Private Clients


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.

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.

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


Frédérique BENSAHEL
Partner, Head of banking & finance
+41 22 849 60 40
Marco Villa
Partner, Head of corporate
+41 22 849 60 60
Serge Fasel
Partner, Head of litigation
+41 22 849 60 40
Michel ABT
Partner, Head of tax
+41 22 849 60 40

Firm Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Corporate Law
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Investment Funds
  • Investment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Regulatory Practice
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wealth Management Practice

Office Locations



Paris, France

4, avenue Hoche

Paris 75008


33 1 45 61 18 00

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Genève, Switzerland

Rue du 31-Décembre 47

Genève 1207


41 22 849 60 40

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