Pierre Ollivier


Pierre Ollivier

Member of the Paris Bar
Authorized as a UE/AELE “Avocat” to practice in Geneva
Dual French and British national

  • Started his professional career with a firm of International Solicitors in Paris
  • Held various in-house legal positions, and was for over 23 years Corporate General Counsel of the STMicroelectronics Group
  • Works today as a sole practitioner offering legal services to a variety of corporations and entrepreneurs


Commercial Contracts of an international nature

  • Supply, sale and purchase, sub-contracting, distribution, agency, franchise, license and other IP agreements in the field of technology, research & development, know-how transfers, protection of trade secrets …

Corporate agreements

  • Shareholder Agreements, Joint Venture, consortium, funding or other financing contracts, business transfer, transfer pricing agreements, employee share plans …

Corporate Governance

  • Legal support in the field of corporate procedures to address diverse issues in the area of compliance and ethics, charters, legal audits and training programs so as to meet stock market listing, legal or other regulatory requirements applicable to a business
  • Legal advice / support to Boards, Special Committees


  • Legal support for pre-litigation, mediation and arbitration proceedings


2014 – 2015

Law Firm Wilk Auslander LLP – Genève

  • “Special Counsel”

1989 – 2014

STMicroelectronics NV
(Design, development and manufacture of semiconductor products)

  • Corporate General Counsel
  • Member of the Corporate Ethics Committee (2008 – 2013)
  • Head Secretary to the Supervisory Board (1994 – 2008)

1984 – 1989

Thales SA
(Equipment and system electronics)

  • Office of the Branch General Counsel (1984-1986)
  • Office of the Corporate General Counsel (1986-1989)

1981 – 1984

(Design, manufacture and installation of industrial furnaces)

  • Head of the Legal Department

1979 – 1981

Clifford Chance – Paris

  • Legal Counsel


  • Semiconductors, electronics, software, computer or other innovative technologies, biotech, industrial data treatment


  • Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées en Droit des relations commerciales industrielles et financières internationales
    (Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne – 1979)
  • Maîtrise de Droit Privé Générale
    (Université de Caen – France – 1977)

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