Bétrisey Frédéric
Partner

Frédéric Bétrisey

He's just the lawyer you want.

Chambers Europe 2016

His experience with banks is highly appreciated and he always knows which road to follow.

Client in Chambers Europe 2021

Very professional, very attentive, swift in replying, highly knowledgeable and he is very pleasant and nice.

Client in IFLR1000 2021

Frédéric Betrisey – precise, pragmatic and calm.

Client in Legal 500 2021

It is a pleasure to work with him.

Client in IFLR1000 2021

High availability and quality of work.

Client in IFLR1000 2021

Frédéric Bétrisey has notable competence and strong commitment.

Source in Legal 500 2020

You can have an open conversation with him, he will give you suggestions and new ways of thinking because he has such good knowledge of the area.

Source in Chambers Global 2020

Excellent work, accessibility and meeting challenging deadlines.

Client in IFLR 1000 2020

He has a mastery of banking, good technical and legal competence, and is precise and constructive.

Client in Chambers Europe 2017

Extremely knowledgeable, competent, responsive, quick, to the point and calm.

Chambers Europe 2016

He's just the lawyer you want.

Chambers Europe 2016

His experience with banks is highly appreciated and he always knows which road to follow.

Client in Chambers Europe 2021

About

Frédéric Bétrisey has a long standing practice in banking and finance. He advises banks and borrowers on all types of banking and finance transactions, including trade and commodity finance, acquisition finance, equipment financing, financial lease and syndicated lending. He also advises financial institutions on a variety of regulatory aspects and assists financial intermediaries in connection with their securities lending and derivative transactions, with a particular focus on the legal issues and documentation relating to netting arrangements and the issuance and distribution of collective investment schemes and structured products.

In recent years, Frédéric Bétrisey has also assisted originators, arrangers and trustees in connection with the securitisation of Swiss law receivables, in particular in respect of residential mortgages (RMBS transactions), consumer credits and leasing agreements.

Frédéric Bétrisey is a visiting lecturer at the University of Fribourg, where he gives a course on acquisition financing, and at the Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals (AZEK), in Geneva.

LanguagesFrench, German, English, Italian
Curriculum
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2018)
  • Partner of a Geneva law firm (2006-2018)
  • Associate at a Geneva law firm (1999-2000 and 2002-2006)
  • Foreign associate at Baker McKenzie, London (2001)
  • Inhouse counsel at the Swiss Federal Banking Commission (1997-1999)
  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (1996)
  • Trainee lawyer at a Geneva law firm (1994-1996)
  • University of Geneva: lic. iur (1994)
  • University of Geneva: lic. sc. pol. (1994)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Geneva Business Law Association (AGDA)
AdmissionAll Swiss Courts

Frédéric Bétrisey's Deals, Cases & News

Ranked as 'leading' in Banking and Finance by Leaders League

Leaders League 2019

Ranked as 'highly regarded' by IFLR 1000

IFLR 1000 2020

Ranked as 'leading' in Banking and Finance by Leaders League

Leaders League 2019

Ranked as 'highly regarded' by IFLR 1000

IFLR 1000 2020

Contact

Frédéric Bétrisey
P: +41 58 261 57 05
F: +41 58 261 57 01
frederic.betrisey@baerkarrer.ch

Bär & Karrer Ltd.
12, quai de la Poste
CH-1211 Genève 11
Switzerland

Assistant
Gislaine Bovo
P: +41 58 261 57 61
F: +41 58 261 57 01
gislaine.bovo@baerkarrer.ch