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Philippe KENEL
Dr. iur., Lic. rer. pol.
Detailed professional record
Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
  • German
Bar admissions
  • Associate member of the Brussels Bar (1997)
  • Geneva Bar (1994)
  • Vaud Bar (1992)
  • Max-Planck Institute for International Private Law Hamburg and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London (1995)
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (Licence spéciale en droit européen, 1993)
  • University of Lausanne (Licence en droit, 1984; Licence en Sciences Politiques, 1985; Doctorat en Droit, 1990)
Positions held
  • Attorney with Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva (1993-1994)
  • Trainee with Mes Claude Reymond, Pierre Ramelet, Alexandre Bonnard, Jean-Paul Maire, Olivier Freymond et Jean-Luc Tschumy, Lausanne (1990-1992)
  • Legal Adviser of the Office cantonal de contrôle des habitants et de police des étrangers du Canton de Vaud (1986-1988)
  • Chairman of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce for Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg
  • Chairman of the International League against Racism and Antisemitism (LICRA) in Switzerland
Recent Publications
  • Délocalisation et investissements des personnes fortunées étrangères en Suisse et en Belgique, Editions Favre, 2014;
  • Délocalisation et investissements des personnes fortunées étrangères en Suisse, Editions Favre, 2011;
  • La donation de valeurs mobilières: outil de planification successorale, in collaboration with Katia Gevaert, Larcier, 2006;
  • La domiciliation des personnes fortunées étrangères : un seul lit pour plusieurs rêves, in Revue de l’avocat, Editions Staempfli, 2006;
  • L’imposition d’après la dépense : un outil essentiel de promotion économique pour la Suisse, in Mélanges published by l’Association des Notaires Vaudois à l’occasion de son centenaire, Schulthess, 2005;
  • Le contrat d'agence commerciale en Europe, in collaboration with Thomas Steinmann and Imogen Billotte, Schulthess, 2005;
  • Le droit par les cas - Les contrats, in collaboration with Anne-Catherine Lyon, Editions LEP, 1996;
  • La responsabilité pénale des personnes morales en droit anglais. Un modèle pour la Suisse?, Librairie Droz, 1991;
  • Le droit suisse de la police des étrangers, in La main-d'oeuvre étrangère, Uvacim, 1989.
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