How to become a lawyer in Switzerland ?

Interview with Mr. Jean-Marc Carnicé,

President of the Geneva Bar Association


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Extract : The President of the Geneva Bar Association Jean-Marc Carincé did us the honour of answering our questions on the following topic and we warmly thank him: “ How to become a lawyer in Switzerland?” Indeed, a great number of young scholars and law professionals in France and abroad wish to practise law in Switzerland and the answers to the questions hereunder aim to allow them to better apprehend and prepare such an endeavour.

Mr. Jean-Marc Carnicé is a former president of the Geneva Bar Association. He is one of the Founding Partners of BianchiSchwald LLC (formerly BCCC LLC). He leads the business crime team and heads the dispute resolution practice group of the firm. He is widely recognized for his outstanding expertise in white collar crimes as well as international assistance in criminal matters, commercial and banking litigation. For more information, see

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