Patrick Pithon


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

T. +41 22 322 25 00

Patrick Pithon is a Swiss attorney-at-law working as an associate in the Arbitration and Sports department of the Geneva office.

His practice focuses on international commercial and sports arbitration, as well as domestic and cross-border litigation.

Patrick Pithon holds a law degree from the University of Lausanne (summa cum laude). During his studies, he represented the University of Lausanne in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition held in Vienna, where his team finished second amongst nearly 400 universities.

Patrick Pithon initially served as a law clerk of the District Court of Yverdon-les-Bains. He then joined a boutique law firm in Lausanne as a junior associate before working in the International Cooperation team of the Enforcement Division of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Prior to joining Bonnard Lawson, he worked in the Litigation and Arbitration department of a prestigious law firm based in Geneva.

Patrick Pithon was subsequently admitted to the bar in 2022, ranked first of his class.

Alongside his practice, Patrick Pithon acts as the Legal Coordinator of the Swiss Esports Federation as well as an arbitrator in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition since 2020.

Patrick Pithon works in both French and English. He also has good working knowledge of German.


Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, Geneva (2019)
Master of Laws (summa cum laude, Reinhard & Raja Klarmann Award), University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2018)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2016)


Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and ASA Below 40
Association Suisse de Droit du Sport (ASDS)
Switzerland Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (Swiss VYAP)
Geneva Bar Association

Bar admission

Attorney-at-law, Geneva (2022)


French (native language)
English (full professional proficiency)
German (reading proficiency)

Professional Experience

Associate, Bonnard Lawson, Geneva (since 2022)
Legal Coordinator, Swiss Esports Federation, Bern (since 2020)
Trainee Lawyer, Walder Wyss, Geneva (2021-2022)
Trainee Lawyer, International Cooperation, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory
Authority (FINMA), Bern (2020-2021)
Junior Associate, Bory Legal, Lausanne (2018-2020)
Research Assistant, Libra Law, Lausanne (2018)
Law Clerk, District Court, Yverdon-les-Bains (2017-2018)
Research Assistant, Centre for Business Law of the University of Lausanne (2016-2017)

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