Nicolas Piérard specialises in general corporate matters, active in particular in commodity trading, and he also regularly represents Swiss and international financial institutions, corporate borrowers and private equity funds in financing transactions such as debt financing backed by traditional assets, bonds issues and syndicated loans. He has also a broad expertise in M&A transactions, in particular in the financial services industry.
He also provides advice on art law for private collections.
Nicolas Piérard is recommended in Who’s Who Legal 2019 – Banking, and known for being “particularly strong in acquisition finance” by The Legal 500, 2017.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Partner at Borel & Barbey
Associate at Borel & Barbey
Associate at Denton, Londres
Associate at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, New York
Geneva University (lic.iur.)
Swiss Arbitration Association
Swiss Lawyers Federation
International Bar Association (Finance Committee)
Geneva Bar Association
New York Bar Association (co-chairman of the Swiss section of International Law)
“Do we need a global regulator ? The Swiss response”, International Financial Law Review, London (2014)
“Corporate Governance”, International Business Lawyer, Colchester, UK (2002)
Securitization: Asset-Backed Financing Developments, Switzerland, a Legal Guide, London (2000)
“Mergers and Acquisitions”, International Financial Law Review, London (1997)
“Competing jurisdictions according to the Lugano Convention”, European Lawyers Association, Greece (1996)
“Legal and regulatory aspects of M&A in Switzerland”, The European M&A Handbook 1996-97, UK (1996)
“Some Issues related to the Situation of Trust in Switzerland”, International Business Lawyer, UK (1991)