Pierre-Alain Recordon


Attorney-at-law, of Counsel
Emeritus Professor
Geneva University
Born in Geneva in 1944

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  • French, English, Spanish


  • Matters taught at Geneva University: Contracts and Torts, Negotiable Instruments, Construction Contracts, Commercial Law, Partnership and Corporate Law, International Contracts.
  • Legal practice in Business Law, Domestic and International Contracts, Company Law, International Private Law, Commercial Litigation.
  • Commercial Arbitration as counsel or arbitrator, mainly in international matters, in the fields of Construction Contracts, International Sale of Goods, Licensing and Transfer of know-how, Shareholders Contracts, Joint-ventures, Sale of controlling Shareholdings. Panels of Arbitrators: ICC Swiss Committee, LCIA.


  • Geneva Bar
  • Swiss Federation of Lawyers
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Geneva Association of Business Law
  • Geneva Society of Law and Legislation
  • ICCA International Council for Commercial Arbitration


  • Licence en droit, Lyon (France), 1965.
  • Doctorat en droit, Geneva (Switzerland), 1974.
  • Visiting Scholar, Yale University, New Haven (Conn. USA), 1971-1973.
  • Geneva Bar 1975.


  • Attorney-at-law, of Counsel to  BRS AVOCATS, formerly BERGER RECORDON & de SAUGY.
  • Emeritus Professor, Geneva University since October 2009.
  • Professor of Obligations and Commercial Law, School of Economic and Social Sciences (HEC-Geneva Section), Geneva University, 1982-2009.
  • Associate-dean, School of Economic and Social Sciences, Geneva University, 2001-2007.
  • Founding partner of BERGER RECORDON & de SAUGY in 1985
  • Attorney-at-law, Geneva, since 1973. Law offices of PONCET, TURRETTINI, AMAUDRUZ & NEYROUD, Geneva, 1976-1985.
  • International Labour Office, Geneva, Department of International Norms Application, 1967-1968.
  • Research assistant, Corporate and commercial laws, Geneva University Law School, 1966-1971, 1973-1976.

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