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Olivier Francioli


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Commercial Law  I  White Collar Crime  I  Healthcare Law

Olivier Francioli is a partner at THEVOZ & Partners in Lausanne. He has developed a practice mainly oriented towards litigation in commercial and contractual matters, as well as in the field of intellectual property and economic crime. He assists companies and individuals before the courts in complex civil and arbitration proceedings and also represents them before the criminal and administrative authorities. Mr. Francioli also advises Swiss and international clients on all aspects of corporate life (including the incorporation of companies, drafting of shareholders' agreements, reviewing and drafting of commercial contracts, and all labor law issues). He furthermore has extensive expertise in specific areas related to medical practice, including litigation involving claims by insurers against independent physicians or nurses (polypragmasie), as well as the contractual aspects of relationships between physicians and clinics or healthcare centers (including the review of collaboration agreements). Mr. Francioli's working languages are French and English.

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  • Partner at THEVOZ & Partners (since 2022)
  • Founding partner at SwissLegal (French-speaking Switzerland)
  • (2018-2022)
  • Partner at MCE Avocats (2017-2018)
  • Associate at MCE Avocats (2013-2018)
  • Admission to the bar (Canton of Vaud) (2013)
  • Legal internship at MCE Avocats (2011-2013)
  • Legal assistant at HELBING & LICHTENHAHN (2009-2011)
  • Jurist at FiscaSwiss (2010)
  • University of Lausanne (2011) - Master of Law (specialization in litigation and commercial law) with distinction (summa cum laude)
  • Corporate law
  • Contract law
  • Commercial litigation
  • White collar crime
  • Intellectual property law
  • Employment law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Representation of a company and its shareholders in a dispute against a publicly owned company regarding a major investment contract in the energy sector.
  • Representation of a Swiss shipping brokerage company in labor law and non-competition clause disputes.
  • Representation of a group of Swiss and foreign companies in a complex dispute concerning the sale of a group company involving several civil proceedings and criminal proceedings in Switzerland.
  • Representation of a Swiss oil trading company in complex criminal proceedings in connection with the hijacking of a cargo ship abroad.
  • Representation of an international company and its shareholder in criminal proceedings in Switzerland and obtaining the lifting of a sequestration order concerning large sums of money deposited with Swiss banks.
  • Representing an investor in connection with losses incurred in a banking relationship with a major Swiss bank.
  • Conducted internal investigations for a large group of companies in Switzerland in connection with suspected illegal and unlawful conduct by employees.
  • Representation of several independent doctors and nurses in restitution proceedings brought by health insurer groups represented by santésuisse and tarifsuisse
  • COVID-19 : empêchements dans l'exécution des contrats commerciaux (Le Temps, Cahier OAV du 24 juin 2020)
  • Contrôle de l’économicité (screening) des médecins: les honoraires médicaux sous la loupe des assurances maladie (Ma Vie De Médecin, 10 mars 2020)
  • Procédure en restitution : comment se défendre (Ma Vie de Médecin, 10 mars 2020)
  • L'indice de régression : la nouvelle méthode statistique utilisée par santéuisse (Ma Vie De Médecin, 10 mars 2020)
  • L'état de nécessité climatique: un concept peu convaincant (Le Temps, 23 janvier 2020, Opinions)
  • Transparence renforcée pour les actionnaires (Droit 2019, Le Temps, 18 septembre 2019)
  • Commentaire de l'article 573 du Code civil (Commentaire du droit des successions, Eigenmann/Rouiller (éds.), 2012
  • Swiss Federation of Lawyers (FSA)
  • Swiss Society of Jurists (SSJ)

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