Pierre Ollivier

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Pierre Ollivier

Member of the Paris Bar since 2015
Authorized as a UE/AELE “Avocat” to practice in Geneva
Admission to Geneva Bar pending
Dual French and British national

PROFILE
  • 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 NV Group
  • Works since 2015 as a sole practitioner offering legal services to a variety of corporations and entrepreneurs

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE

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 legal requirements in the area of compliance and ethics, charters, legal audits and training programs to meet stock market listing requirements
  • Legal advice / support to Boards, Special Committees
  • Drafting of Corporate Charters

Litigation

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

Experience

2015 to date

Partner at Dixys Avocats practicing in Geneva

2014 – 2015

Special Counsel Wilk Auslander LLP – Geneva

1989 – 2014

Corporate General Counsel at STMicroelectronics NV
(design, development and manufacture of semiconductor products),

  • 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

Stein-Heurtey
(Design, manufacture and installation of industrial furnaces)

  • Head of the Legal Department

1979 – 1981

Clifford Turner – Paris
(now Clifford Chance)

  • Junior Legal Counsel

MAIN SECTORS OF ACTIVITY 

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

DIPLOMAS

  • 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)