Practice Areas

  • Criminal law and criminal procedure
  • Contract law (labour and employment law, leases, mandates, sales, brokerage)
  • Corporate and company law
  • Economic and international criminal law
  • International mutual assistance in criminal matters
  • Asset tracing and recovery
  • Real estate law
  • Family law
  • Setting up home or business in Switzerland (tax packages)


  • French
  • English
  • German


Christian Jaccard previously worked as attorney-at-law in several law firms based in Geneva and Lausanne, including the law firm JM Crettaz in Geneva. His activities concerned important and complex criminal proceedings and international mutual assistance in criminal matters, as well as business and contract law.

In 2005, he founded his own law firm and since then he has been active in various areas of civil law (contract and companies law in particular) as well as criminal law, in particular international criminal law and economic criminal law, offering the benefit of his legal expertise to private, business and institutional clients.

Christian Jaccard has advised and represented as legal counsel both banks and Swiss and foreign companies in the context of international civil and criminal proceedings.

He is also the holder of a diploma in Forensic Sciences and Criminology (1992), and he worked in the School of Criminal Science of the University of Lausanne as an assistant of Prof. Pierre Margot. He specialised, in particular, in the expert examination of documents, including the scientific analysis of writings, signatures, inks, reprographic systems, etc.

Christian Jaccard continues to work, in parallel to his activity as a lawyer, as a forensic expert for various criminal and civil authorities, including the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), as well as for private clients.

Professional training and experience

Since 2005Partner and founder of his own law firm
2004Junior Partner with the law firm J. Wanner, P. Jaton, L. Gani, Y. Hofstetter, E. Ramel & K. Elkaim, in Lausanne
2000-2003Internship and admission to the Bar with the law firm C. Gaitzsch (†) & JM Crettaz, in Geneva
2000Law degree, University of Geneva
Dès 1996Independent forensic sciences expert
1992-1996Assistant of Prof. P. Margot, ESC, University of Lausanne
1987-1992Diploma in Forensic Sciences and Criminology, University of Lausanne