Laurent Develle

Avocat à la Cour de Paris, Of Counsel

4 Rue Charles-Bonnet
CH-1206 Geneva
T +41 22 839 63 00
D +41 22 839 63 09
M +41 79 388 04 11
F +41 22 347 71 59


Prior to joining Froriep, Laurent Develle worked for several years as a partner of a major US law firm and then as the Group General Counsel, Compliance and Sustainability Officer and member of the Executive Committees of multinational companies in the energy and commodities trading industries.

He has gained a full spectrum of global expertise advising on deals and matters in Asia, Africa, Middle-East and other emerging countries, including working in Japan for several years.

Laurent Develle’s practice focuses on corporate law, securities and M&As, compliance matters and sustainability-related projects.  He assists clients in a broad range of M&A, joint ventures, disposals, shareholders disputes, governance and corporate advisory matters. He also provides in-house style services on sensitive compliance and crisis situations, internal investigations and compliance and risk management programs.

Laurent Develle is active in advising clients to navigate evolving climate change and sustainability regulations, in transitioning to sustainable business and governance models, exploiting innovation and opportunities arising from cleantech, mitigating ESG risks, as well as advising investors and promoters on their impact financing projects.


Education & Admission

Admitted to the Bar of Geneva (as a French lawyer)
Admitted to the Paris Bar as French qualified Avocat à la Cour in 1993
Harvard Business School (AMP)
Institute of Political Studies of Paris
Paris V Law University (MLaw)


Swiss Bar Association
Geneva Bar Association
Advisory Council of SeaAhead (Boston, USA)
Paris-based "Club des Avocats Environnementalistes ("CDAE")
Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL)
France-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
Swiss-Japan Chamber of Commerce