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Christophe de Kalbermatten, LL.M., M.C.J (NYU)

Firm: PYTHON
Country: Switzerland

Practice Area: Corporate

  • Rue Charles-Bonnet 2
    Geneva
    CH-1206
Christophe is a pragmatic lawyer with an excellent knowledge of the legal affairs of large and medium corporations. This enables him as lawyer and notary public to lead complex mergers & acquisitions and real estate projects. Christophe also advises the board of several manufacturing companies on a permanent basis. He is finally also active in the reorganization and insolvency field and acts as liquidator of regulated entities on mandate of the FINMA.

EDUCATION
- New-York University (M.C.J., 1995)
- Heidelberg University (LL.M., 1991)
- University of Geneva (Licence en droit, 1990)

POSITIONS HELD
- Partner, PYTHON (2003 to date)
- Associate, PYTHON (2001-2002)
- Attorney, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, Geneva (1998-2001)
- Attorney, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, Cleveland, USA (1995-1998)
- Attorney with Hayman & Baldi, Zurich (1993-1994)
- Trainee Attorney, Dallèves & Allet, Sion (1990-1992)

MEMBERSHIPS
- Swiss Notary Public Association
- Swiss Bar Association
- Geneva Bar Association

BAR ADMISSION
- Geneva Bar (2000)
- Ohio Bar (1996 – non practising)
- New York Bar (1995 – non practising)
- Valais Bar (1992)
- Admitted as a Notary Public (1992)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Devenir actionnaire de son entreprise motive les salariés, Interview to SECO (Swiss federal office of economy), portail PME, interviews, 2018
- Acheter ou vendre un logement, in Immobilier et Logement – une résidence secondaire à l’étranger (no 31740 ff), Memento du particulier 2012/2014/2016/2019, Editions Francis Lefebvre
- International Handbook “Suisse”, a study on Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate and Social Laws of Switzerland. This book also includes a presentation of Banking, Finance and Tax laws (by co-authors Etienne von Streng and Nicolas de Gottrau). Published at Editions Francis Lefebvre, January 2007 (544 pages); re-edited 2011 (570 pages)
- Acquisition of Real Estate in Switzerland by Foreigners, A few changes changed it all: the example of Valais, Swissstyle 2008
- Modèles commerciaux dans la forteresse US, PME Magazine, August 2001
- Le capital-risque en Suisse. La nouvelle loi fédérale et les projets législatifs en cours, (co-author with Luc Enderli and Etienne von Streng), L’Expert-comptable suisse 6-7/2000, pp. 649-658
- Raising Capital in Switzerland, Foreign Limited Partnerships not Subject to the Swiss Federal Law on Investment Funds, Corporate Counsel’s International Adviser, Issue Nr. 140, January 1997, pp. 17-19

SPEECHES
- Speaker on capital raising and control issues for start-ups, 24 April 2015, Conthey PhytoArk
- Speaker on Stock option plans and other plans to allow founders and employees participation, 5 October 2011, Sierre TechnoArk
vSpeaker on the liability of the board members of a Swiss corporation, 31 October 2008, Sierre TechnoArk

CASES
- Sale of a Swiss chemical company to a German chemical group
- Liquidation of financial intermediaries on behalf of FINMA
- Acquisition of a Swiss watch manufacturer
- Advisor to a major international software company on IT contracts
- Advising a Swiss hotel group on real estate and management and operating contracts
- External legal advisor to a major oil trading company
- Legal advisor of a start-up group
vLegal Advisor in the successive complex and large-scale international frameworks in Switzerland

LANGUAGES
- French
- English
- German
- Italian








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