French, English, German, Italian
Bachelor in Law, 2000, Fribourg
Bar exam, 2003, Geneva
LL.M., 2007, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Practices of Me Olivier RIVOIRE
After completing his legal studies at the University of Fribourg, Olivier Rivoire was admitted to the Geneva bar in 2003. During 2006 and 2007 he studied at Georgetown University in Washington D.C (USA) where he earned an LL.M. degree in General Studies.
From 2003 to 2012, he worked for various law firms in Geneva and Zurich mainly in the areas of business law, insolvency and bankruptcy law, civil and commercial litigation.
In 2012, he joined the FINMA in Bern, banks division, authorizations section. As from 2014, he worked within the legal department of a large international banking group in Geneva and was involved in the wealth management and IT/BPO activities of the bank. He led the IT/BPO legal department. Afterwards, he joined the Legal & Transactions department of an independent Swiss-based banking group and was mainly in charge of litigation and regulatory projects.
He joined Bory & Partners as partner on 1 August 2019.
Committed to his clients and mindful of their needs, pragmatic, he advises and represents in court individuals, companies and non-governmental organizations, based in Switzerland or abroad.
Building on his experience as in-house counsel during several years, Olivier Rivoire mainly provides his services in the following fields of expertise: regulatory for financial intermediaries, in particular banks and independant wealth managers, company law, including contract law, employment law and immigration law, inheritance law and mediation.
In this last field of activity, he was certified in 2020 by the Federal Department of Finance as mediator within the meaning of the Federal Act on Financial Services, FinSA. He is also Committee member of the Groupement Pro Médiation.