Benoît Carron


Bonnard Lawson Geneva Area Ltd
Route du Grand-Lancy 2
P. O. Box
CH-1211 Geneva 26

T. +41 22 322 25 00


Born on 16 May 1964, Benoît Carron is particulary responsibile for the litigation departement of the law firm’s Geneva office. Partner of the firm since 1998, he gives courses regulary at the Faculty of Law of the University of Fribourg, as Master Assitant to Prof. Paul-Henri Steinauer (Preliminary Title of the Civil Code and exercices in the law of inheritance), then, since 2004, as Lecturer in the course of Prof. Franz Werro (contract law and law of torts).

After having adapted into French language the “WERKVERTRAG” (Works Contract) (1999) by Prof. Peter Gauch, Me Carron has become progressively specialized in the law of construction. His clientele includes at he same time promoters, engineers, architects, general contractors, construction companies, insurance companies, public entities and individuals. He assists them in the drafting of contractual documents and in the day-to-day management of the construction sites. He defends their interests before the civil courts and arbitral tribunals. He also is appointed as arbitrator in such matters. His complementary specializations, in the law of private insurance and the law of torts, permit him also to manage any concerns which may arise in these areas.

Me Carron participates regularly as lecturer in the “Journées du droit de la construction” (Construction Law Conferences) organized by the Swiss and International Institute of Contruction at the University of Fribourg. In 2006-2007, Me Carron successfully completed the training to become registered with the Swiss and International Institute of Construction at the University of Fribourg as an FSA specialist lawyer (Swiss Federal Bar Association) in construction law and property law. He is one of the first 15 lawyers in French-speaking Switzerland to have obtained this distinction which is based on practice and subject to an examination. Me Carron was elected in 2008 as vice-president of the Swiss Chamber of FSA Specialist Lawyers in construction law and property law.


FSA Specialist Lawyer, Construction Law and Property Law, 2007
Attorney at Law at the Geneva Bar, 1994
Doctor of Law, University of Fribourg, 1993
Licence in Law, University of Fribourg, 1988

Titles and memberships

Member of the Geneva Bar Association and of the Swiss Federal Bar Association
Member of the Swiss Chamber of FSA Specialist Lawyers in Construction Law and Property Law

Bar membership

Lawyer admitted in Geneva

Academic Activities

Professor (property law) , University of Fribourg, since 2012
Lecturer (contract law), University of Neuchâtel, 2007
Master Assistant (law of obligations) to Prof. Paul-Henri Steinauer, University of Fribourg, 1998-2000
Assistant (law of obligations) to Prof. Pierre Tercier, University of Fribourg, 1994
Attended Max-Planck Institute (Munich), 1991-1992
Assistant (administrative law) to Prof. Nicholas Michel, University of Fribourg, 1988-1991


French (mother tongue)

Professional experience

Partner of Bonnard Lawson, since 1998
Associate of Pfyffer & Partners, 1995-1998

Practice Areas