Fabien Aepli

Fabien Aepli is one of the founders of MANGEAT and a member of the Geneva Bar Association. He is recommended by Legal 500.

His main practice areas are Banking & Finance, Commercial Contracts and Corporate Law.

He is a Recommended Lawyer by Legal 500 both in the Commercial, Corporate and M&A category and in the Banking & Finance Geneva category.

Increasingly involved in blockchain projects relating to security token offerings and cryptocurrencies, he is also ranked in Chambers’ Fintech Legal – Switzerland category.

Fabien specialises in advising financial institutions (including banks, independent asset managers and distributors of collective investment schemes) on asset management matters and contracts, organisational rules, directives or processes, including when dealing with regulators (e.g. FINMA). He has proven experience in advising multinational companies and SMEs, on both Swiss and international level, in cross-border transactions such as agency, distribution, licence or service agreements.

He also specialises in drafting commercial contracts and general terms and conditions, and advising on compliance and regulatory issues. He advises companies and stakeholders on the structuring and setting-up of businesses and corporate reorganisation.

Before founding Mangeat Attorneys at Law, Fabien was a partner at Eversheds Ltd in Geneva. Prior to that he was an associate at MCP Avocats, Geneva.

Academic Background / Education

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Financial Regulation, Universities of Geneva and Bern (2017)

LL.M. in International Trade Law, University Institute of European Studies of Turin, Italy (2015)

M.B.L.-HSG, Master of European and International Business Law, University of St.Gallen (2007)

Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School (Program on Negotiation, 2007)

Admitted to the Geneva Bar (2005)

Postgraduate degree, Institut de lutte contre la criminalité économique, Haute Ecole ARC, Neuchâtel and Lausanne (2005)

Law degree, Universities of Fribourg and Zurich (2003)


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