Thanks to my international and cross-border experience, I can advise both individual and institutional clients in respect of issues relating to French law, Swiss law or European law.
The essential principles, inherent to the Lawyer’s oath and to which I particularly care can be summarised as follows:
Independence: this rule guarantees the client that the advice to be given will never be driven by any personal interest, nor any third party interest.
Professional Confidence: this principle binds the lawyer to his/her client in any situation and nobody can force him/her to reveal what was told during the exchanges with the client.
The rule of the conflict of interests: it means that no lawyer could advise, assist or represent parties whose interests could be opposed.
Secrecy: this principle applies to all communications between lawyers, either verbal or written. Essential to lead negotiation processes, it contributes to avoid legal action when possible and desirable.
Loyalty: in the exchanges between lawyers, this principle is necessary for a fair and open debate.