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
frederic.cottier@mll-legal.com

Profile

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

Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2024Best Lawyers Frederic Cottier 2024Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2023Best lawyers recognized in 2023Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2022Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2021Best lawyers recognized in 2021Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2020Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2019
  • Fréderic Cottier is featured as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA, Leading Firms: French-Speaking Switzerland, 2022
  • Fréderic Cottier is featured as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA, Leading Firms: French-Speaking Switzerland, 2021
  • “Frédéric Cottier is very efficient” – Legal 500 EMEA, Real Estate and Construction, 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

  • Geneva Bar Association (OdaGe)
  • Association Genevoise du Droit des Affaires (AGDA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • Italian




Firm News

Fréderic Cottier is featured as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA, Leading Firms: French-Speaking Switzerland, 2021