Olivier Cherpillod

Attorney at Law
M.C.J. (NYU '96)


For more than 15 years, Olivier Cherpillod has focused in business law, namely contract and commercial law, law of associations (law of partnership and company law) and labor law. His strong commercial and corporate expertise also includes mergers & acquisitions, fund raising as well as 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 (foundation of companies, work permits, employment contracts, staff regulations, agency, distribution, franchising contracts). 

Olivier Cherpillod is registered as a financial intermediary as per the Federal Act against Money Laundering. He also acts as auditor for the self regulated organism 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), member 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).