Partner, MCJ [University of Texas]
After legal studies at the University of Geneva, Jean-Pierre was called to the Geneva bar in 1973. After having practiced as attorney for two years, Jean-Pierre moved to Cologne from 1975 to 1976 to study banking business and law at the University of Cologne (Institut für Bankwirtschaft und Bankrecht). Back to Geneva he obtained a master in laws (diplôme d’études juridiques supérieures) at the University of Geneva.
Jean-Pierre, who to date remains the youngest member ever elected to the Geneva Parliament (at 20 years old), obtained his Master in Jurisprudence at the University of Texas (Austin) then moved to San Francisco to practice law at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP). After moving to New York and taking the New York bar exam in 1979, he worked for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. Upon returning to Switzerland, Jean-Pierre entered into a law partnership with Guy Stanislas.
Jean-Pierre’s practice focuses on Commercial Law, Banking Law and Health law.
Jean-Pierre acts as director on the board of various banking institutions and multinational companies.
He is a member of the Geneva Bar Association.