M.C.J. (NYU '96)
For many years, Olivier Cherpillod has focused in business law, including notably general contract law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and labor and immigration law.
His strong commercial and corporate expertise includes in particular legal assistance and support for structured transactions such as company purchase or sale (through share deal or asset deal), mergers and demergers, fund raising as well as business or financial reorganizations. He regularly advises Swiss and foreign corporate clients on all legal issues arising in the frame of the setting up, running or closing of their subsidiaries or branches in Switzerland (ramping up or ramping down of companies, work permits, employment contracts, staff regulations, agency, distribution, franchising contracts).
Active in the fields of regulatory compliance for the health and the financial sectors, Olivier Cherpillod is also registered as a financial intermediary as per the Federal Act against Money Laundering. He also acts as auditor for the self-regulated organism (SRO) of the Swiss Bar Association and of the Swiss Notary Association as regards money laundering. He is further secretary to the professional ethic commission of EXPERTsuisse.
Before forming Mercuris Avocats with Jean-Michel Clerc and Martine Loertscher, Olivier Cherpillod was a founding partner of Lexartis Avocats. Previously he was a senior lawyer with RWB Attorneys-at-law (formerly Suter & Partners Attorneys At Law, Lausanne, a member lawfirm of the Landwell network) and with KPMG Legal, Lausanne. He has also practiced the bar in Geneva for 6 years with Des Gouttes & Associés.
In addition to his law degree from the University of Lausanne, Olivier Cherpillod has earned a Master in Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University (M.C.J. '96, NYU).