Jérôme Pidoux’s practice focuses on transactional, commercial, banking, finance and regulatory matters. He regularly advises clients on M&A and financing transactions.
He further advises asset managers, collective investment schemes, securities dealers and other financial institutions in relation to their activities in Switzerland, their licensing requirements, as well as the offering of financial instruments and services.
He joined our London office in 2014. Prior to joining Froriep, he worked for several years in the transactional and commercial group of a business law firm in Geneva.
Rankings & Awards
- “The team is particularly knowledgeable in the asset management sphere and are a “go to” team for advice.” – Legal500 EMEA, Banking & Finance, 2020
- “Dunja Koch and Jérôme Pidoux are both very responsive. They offer clear and practical advice.” – Legal500 EMEA, Banking & Finance, 2021,
- “Jérôme Pidoux and Dunja Koch are very nice people to get along with. They are very collaborative, dedicated, proactive and reliable.” – Legal500 EMEA, Banking & Finance, 2021
Deals & Cases
- Acting as lead counsel to the borrower Dogus Group on a project in the hospitality business financed by Credit Suisse, advising on all legal aspects and coordinating other counsels and stakeholders
Education & Admission
- Admitted to the New York Bar (2013)
- Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland (2009)
- University of New York, LL.M.
- University of Fribourg, lic.iur.
Memberships and public offices
- Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
- New York Bar Association
- Private Equity, Jurisdictional Comparisons, Chapter on Switzerland, in: Charles Martin/ Simon Perry, Private Equity, 2018, Jurisdictional Comparisons, Chapter on Switzerland, p. 253-274 | 27.11.2018
- The amended Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA) came into force on 1 March 2013. Many issues have been discussed in the market and brought to the attention of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). COO Connect Guide to AIFMD, August 2014 | 18.09.2014
“The team is particularly knowledgeable in the asset management sphere and are a “go to” team for advice.”
Private Equity, Jurisdictional Comparisons, Chapter on Switzerland, in: Charles Martin/ Simon Perry, Private Equity, 2018, Jurisdictional Comparisons, Chapter on Switzerland, p. 253-274
The amended Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA) came into force on 1 March 2013. Many issues have been discussed in the market and brought to the attention of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). COO Connect Guide to AIFMD, August 2014
Banque dépositaire et gestionnaire de fortune / conseiller en placement : quelles nouvelles relations : dans le cadre LEFin/LSFin?
Préparation LSFin : comment répondre aux attentes principales de la FINMA
Laura Tscherrig et Jérôme Pidoux – Intervenants lors de la conférence Academy & Finance sur les produits financiers et la nouvelle réglementation suisse | Genève, 28 octobre 2020
Laura Tscherrig and Jérôme Pidoux – Speakers at the Academy & Finance conference on financial products and new Swiss regulations | Geneva, 28 October 2020
Laura Tscherrig und Jérôme Pidoux – Referenten bei der Academy & Finance Konferenz zu Finanzprodukten und der neuen Schweizer Gesetzgebung | Genf, 28. Oktober 2020
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