Michel A. Halpérin (1948-2014)

The Firm is saddened by the loss
of Me Michel A. Halpérin
who passed away
on August 11, 2014.

The values that he upheld and defended will remain a constant source of inspiration for the Firm.

Admitted to the Geneva Bar

Former President of the Geneva Bar Association

Law degree and Masters, University of Geneva

French - English - Italian - Hebrew


Michel Halpérin obtained a law degree in 1970 and a Masters in Public Law in 1971 at the University of Geneva. After his admission to the Bar in 1974, he practiced as an associate of our firm, of which he became a partner in 1976.

Practice areas

Michel Halpérin practices in different areas of law, including commercial, criminal (mainly white collar and international mutual assistance) and civil law litigation, as well as counseling in matters relating to banking and business law and estate planning. He also acts in arbitration proceedings, both as arbitrator and counsel. Finally, he has developed a specific interest in matters relating to the relationship between citizens and State, in the field of civil and political rights.

Professional affiliations

Michel Halpérin is a member of several professional associations - Geneva Bar Association, Swiss Lawyers Association, Swiss Arbitration Association, Geneva Association of Business Law -, and was elected in 1986 to the Board of the Geneva Bar Association, which he chaired from 1990 to 1992. He was also a member of the Board of the European Bar Federation.

Michel Halpérin is furthermore a member of various non professional associations. He is honorary chairman of the Human Rights Watch International Committee in Geneva and sits on the board of other non-profit organizations, associations and foundations.

He is a member of several important Boards.

Political Activities

Michel Halpérin has been a member (liberal party) of the Geneva Parliament (1984-1989, 1993-2009), which he chaired in 2006.

During his political mandate, Michel Halperin sat in various parliamentary committees: economy, tax, territorial planning, judicial (which he chaired), legislative (which he chaired) and Human Rights (which he created and chaired).


Practice areas