Laure-Lye Pillonel
Laure-Lye Pillonel

Laure-Lye Pillonel

Senior Associate, 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 56


Laure-Lye Pillonel is a senior associate and member in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate & M&A teams in Geneva.

She joined MLL Legal in 2015 as a trainee, during which she spent four months in the firm’s Brussels office. She was admitted to the bar in February 2017 and then completed a three-month legal internship at a reputable law firm in London. She then returned to the firm in July 2017 as an associate.

Laure-Lye Pillonel is currently completing a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Real Estate Expertise at the EPFL, the University of Fribourg and the Fribourg School of Engineering and Architecture, of which she has already completed two of the three modules. She also holds a Certificate of Specialization in Law from the University of Geneva (ECAV). Previously, she obtained a Master’s degree in law with magna cum laude from the University of Zurich and a Bachelor’s degree in bilingual law (French/German) from the University of Fribourg.

She is fluent in French, German and English.

Industry Groups

Rankings & Awards

Legal 500 Comparative Guide Contribution 2022

Deals & Cases

  • Advised Müller-Steinag group on the acquisition of Creabeton Matériaux Ltd. Müller-Steinag is an owner-managed, independent family enterprise with around 1,150 staff members and activities in the areas of concrete products, natural construction materials, recycling, waste management and water technology. Creabeton Matériaux is a leading manufacturer of pre-fabricated concrete products in the French part of Switzerland, with four important production facilities and approx. 380 staff members

Education & Admission

  • School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, CAS en expertise technique dans l’immobilier délivré (2022)
  • University of Fribourg, CAS en droit de l’expertise immobilière (2021)
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (2017)
  • University of Geneva, Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, ECAV (2015)
  • University of Zurich, MLaw (2015)
  • University of Fribourg, BLaw (2013)

Memberships and public offices

  • Geneva Bar Association (OdaGe)
  • Women in property switzerland association (wipswiss)


  • French
  • English
  • German
More by Laure-Lye Pillonel


Real Estate M&A 2023 – Switzerland

Lexology GTDT, Getting The Deal Through, Law Business Research, December 2022
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Real Estate 2022 – Switzerland

The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides 2022, Legalease Ltd, 1 December 2022
  • EN

Real Estate 2021 – Switzerland

The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides 2021, 2021 Legalease Ltd., 3 December 2021
  • EN