Pascal Favre is the head of the Corporate/M&A and Competition Practice Groups of CMS Geneva.
Pascal regularly advises clients on all types of international and domestic M&A deals, transaction and corporate finance, corporate restructurings, relocations, corporate and commercial laws and general contract matters. His practice focuses on joint ventures and projects based both in Switzerland and abroad. Pascal also has extensive experience in acquisition finance, corporate lending, crowdfunding and collective investment schemes, with a special emphasis on those involving real estate.
Pascal is included in The Best Lawyers' 2021 for Corporate Law in Switzerland and is "highly recommended" for Banking & Finance in IFLR 1000's 2021 edition.
Pascal's Corporate/M&A practice is complemented by his solid expertise in Swiss competition and distribution laws – a combination of practice areas that is particularly valued by corporate clients.
He routinely handles the competition law aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including notifications on concentrations. Pascal represents companies in antitrust investigations by the Swiss Competition Commission and in appeal proceedings. He also advises corporate clients on searches and internal investigations, compliance and leniency programs.
Pascal's competition work has been recognized as "impressive" by Legal 500 EMEA 2018. He also has been identified by Global Competition Review 2018 and his representation of SNCF Mobilités was highlighted in the GCR 100 Global Elite’s 18th edition.
Pascal is the author of numerous publications, and is a frequent lecturer at universities and speaker in the fields of contract and competition laws.