Patrick T. BITTEL

Admitted to the Geneva and Zurich bar

Born in 1957

Practice areas :

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate, Commercial and Contract Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • International and Domestic Arbitration
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation

Languages :

  • French
  • English
  • German

Education :

  • 1980: University of Geneva, Law Degree
  • 1983: Admitted

Professional experience :

He practiced as a lawyer in Zurich (1983), before joining Shearman & Sterling in New York (1984-1985) and San Francisco (1987). In 1988, he joined the law firm of Lalive Budin & Partners (now Budin Partners) as Partner.

Memberships :

  • Geneva Bar
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Geneva Association of Business Law


Co-author of numerous publications in the financial field:

Establishing a banking presence in Switzerland (International Financial Review, 1989)
Legal Guide to the world’s investement fund markets (International Financial Review, 1989)
Capital Markets Yerabook (1996)

Speaker at numerous seminars on banking and finance, as including:

Marketing and Private Banking (1998)
International Private Banking Days (1997 et 1998)
Compliance Officer (1998)
Responsabilité du Banquier (1999)

Associate Professor at the Geneva Training Institute of the wealth managers.