Olivier Bloch, Esquire

Partner

  • Ph.D, author of the doctoral thesis : « Les conventions d’actionnaires et le droit de la société anonyme en droit suisse »

  • LL.M. in European law

  • Bar Admission since 5th February 2002

Fields of expertise

  • Corporate and commercial law – Mergers and acquisitions

  • Corporate restructuring

  • Banking law and financial market law

  • Commercial litigation and debt collection

Languages

  • French

  • English

  • German

Professional Experience

Since 2014Partner Etude BLOCH AVOCAT
2013 – 2014Partner with the law firm Rossinelli, Capt & Bloch
2010 – 2012Senior associat lawyer with the law firm BMG Attorneys
2009 – 2010Senior associate lawyer with the law firm Altenburger Ltd legal + tax
2006 – 2009Associate lawyer with the law firm Niederer, Kraft & Frey Ltd
2003 – 2006Associate lawyer with the law firm FBT Attorneys-at-Law SA
2000 – 2002Legal Trainee with the law firm Etude Pache, Henny, Bettex

Education

2006Ph.D, University of Lausanne
2002Bar Admission, Canton of Vaud
1998LL.M., University of Bremen
1996Master Degree in Law, University of Lausanne

Memberships

International Association of Lawyers (UIA)
Vaud Bar Association (OAV)
Swiss Bar Association (FSA)
Business Law Association of Geneva (AGDA)
The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA)
Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Israel
Société suisse des juristes (SSJ)
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vaud (CVCI)
Chamber of Commerce and Industry France-Switzerland (CCI FRANCE SUISSE)

Other Activities

Chairman, Secretary or Member of the board of several not-for-profit foundation or associations in the cultural, medico-social, urban development and peacebuilding fields
Lecturer in financial markets law and corporate law for chartered accountants with EXPERTsuisse
Law teacher with PERFORM Association
Expert at Y-PARC Business incubator
Mentor at EPFL Alumni

Publications

«Les conventions d’actionnaires et le droit de la société anonyme en droit suisse – avec un aperçu du droit boursier», second edition, published by Schulthess 2011
«La clause électorale prévue dans une convention d’actionnaires : clause virtuelle du droit suisse?», published in Revue Suisse de Jurisprudence 106 (2010) N° 5, p. 105-112, co-author with Christophe Wilhelm, attorney-at-«Les devoirs d’information du banquier à la lumière de la jurisprudence», published in Mélanges en l’honneur de Pierre Tercier, Schulthess, Genève/Zürich/Bâle 2008 p. 647-664, co-author with Professor Isabelle Romy
«Les conventions d’actionnaires et le droit de la société anonyme – avec un aperçu du droit boursier – étude du droit suisse», doctoral thesis (Ph.D), Lausanne 2004, published by Schulthess 2006
«La clause d’opting out : clause virtuelle du droit suisse?», published in Swiss Review of Businees Law, 6/2005, p. 293-306

Lectures

“Contraintes pratiques et exigences légales : le grand écart du conseil d’administration” held on September 7, 2012 during a seminar entitled : “Conseil d’administration : sa composition, son rôle et ses responsabilités” organised by the Service de la promotion économique et du commerce of the Canton of Vaud
“Financer son projet : quels sont les outils pour convaincre les investisseurs” held on November 25, 2014 in the course of la Journée romande de la géothermie organised by the Swiss Western association of geothermal energy
Main Features of M&A transactions under Swiss law in the watch industry” held on March 8, 2016 in the course of the 11th winter seminar Cross-Border M&A Transactons of the International Association of Lawyers
Les conventions d’actionnaires: un élément clé à la pérennité de mon entreprise” held on February 6, 2017 and organised by the Bank Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) S.A.
Shareholder vs. Company Interests vs. Interests of other Stakholders” held on February 27, 2018 in the course of the 13th winter seminar Legal Challenges in the Context of Globalization & Protectionism of the International Association of Lawyers
“Responsabilités et rôle de l’administrateur” held on March 20, 2018 in the course of a seminar conducted by Yves Cuendet, independent member of numerous boards of companies, within the framework of Romandie Formation organised by Centre Patronal
“Les conventions d’actionnaires: un élément clé à la pérennité de mon entreprise” held on May 16, 2019 and organised by the Bank Raiffeisen of Yverdon-les-Bains