Maurice P. CHOQUARD
in Québec 1951) is the founder of the firm (2000), Swiss &
Canadian citizen, attorney at law / lawyer / solicitor, admitted
to the Bar in SWITZERLAND since 1977 (registered in ZH,
practicing also in GE, SZ, ZG) and in CALIFORNIA since 1980.
Education: 1977 J.D. University of Geneva,
Switzerland; 1979 LL.M. (International Business
Transactions) University of California, Berkeley, CA.,
U.S.A.; 1980 Bar examination of the State of California,
Professional experience: Thirty years (since 1980) of
practice as In-house Counsel (BBC BROWN BOVERI) / General
Counsel (KUEHNE & NAGEL Group), as well as independent
lawyer (Geneva, San Francisco, Zurich).
Areas of Practice: Arbitration, Banking, Conflict of
Laws, Contracts, Corporations,
Foundations & Trusts, Fiduciary Operations, Inheritance, Swiss &
International Judicial Assistance, Commercial Matters and Transactions (USA-CH;
France-CH), M & A, Real Estate Transactions, Strategic Planning of New Business.
Maurice is a former General Counsel, a generalist in the
fields of Swiss & International Commercial Transactions, an individuals’ personal legal advisor, an entrepreneurs’ Family Office Legal Manager, as well as a legal entities’
External In-House Counsel. Personal strengths are Contract
Negotiations, the Strategic Planning of New Business and
See factual description (samples of cases) of practice in
Maurice’s Curriculum Vitae.
Languages: French, English, German.
CH: Zurich Bar Association (ZAV),
Geneva Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Swiss
Arbitration Association (ASA), Association Genevoise du
Droit des Affaires, WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center,
Europa Institut Zurich (EIZ), Zurcherischer Juristenverein, Association for the Application and Promotion of Electronic Technologies (APTE) USA: State Bar of California, American Bar Association (ABA) Vice-Chair to the
Transnational Legal Practice Committee of the ABA Section of
International Law (ABA International) Aug. 2010-2011
International Bar Association (IBA), International
Association Boalt Alumni (IABA), British-Swiss Chamber of
Commerce (BSCC), Canadian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce,
Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC), Cercle