Frédéric Cottier
Frédéric Cottier

Frédéric Cottier

Partner, Geneva

65 rue du Rhône | Case Postale 3199 | CH-1211 Geneva 3 | Switzerland
65 rue du Rhône | Case Postale 3199 | CH-1211 Geneva 3 | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 00 80


Frédéric Cottier specializes in general corporate and commercial law, M&A and company law. His particular field of expertise is the establishment, administration and counsel of foreign, mainly French, companies in Switzerland. His experience spans a wide range of industries such fashion and fragrances, luxury goods and hospitality. Frédéric Cottier has been a partner of the firm since 2004. He serves on the boards of directors of several companies.

Rankings & Awards

Best lawyers recognized in 2023Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2022Best lawyers recognized in 2021Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2019
  • Fréderic Cottier is featured as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA, Leading Firms: French-Speaking Switzerland, 2022
  • “Frédéric Cottier is “very efficient” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

Deals & Cases

  • Legal counsel to a very large international fashion and perfume company
  • Corporate and commercial legal advice to various French luxury fashion companies
  • Establishment of French companies in Switzerland

Education & Admission

  • University of California in Berkeley, Master in Business Administration and International Trading Commerce (1999)
  • Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland (1997)
  • University of Geneva, lic. iur. (1994)

Memberships and public offices

  • Member of the Geneva Bar Association
  • Association genevoise du droit des affaires
  • International Bar Association


  • French
  • English
  • Italian

“Frédéric Cottier is “very efficient”

Legal 500 EMEA, 2019