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Prof. Dr. Bénédict Foëx

Of Counsel

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

English, French, German

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Bénédict Foëx is Of Counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer's Banking and Finance Group in Geneva. His main areas of practice are secured transactions, real estate and property law, in which fields he regularly advises and renders legal opinions to clients.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries


Professional Experience
Of Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate and Partner in law firms in Geneva

Education and Admission
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Dr. iur., in Law, University of Geneva
lic. iur., University of Geneva

Additional Professional Activities
  • Numerous publications in the areas of property law and secured transactions as well as on banking and insolvency issues
  • He is a professor at the University of Geneva Faculty of Law where he teaches property law and secured transactions
  • President, Geneva Bar exam commission
  • Swiss delegate to Uncitral Working Group VI on Security Interests
  • Former President, Swiss Society of Jurists

Selected Publications

La cédule hypothécaire de registre
Les servitudes et les cédules hypothécaires à la lumière des nouvelles dispositions du Code civil, Zurich 2012, p. 343 et seq.
Commentary of Art. 21-23, 29, 31 and 32 FISA and preliminary comments on arts. 31-32 FISA
In: the Federal Act on Intermediated Securities (FISA) and the Hague Securities Convention (HSC) /ed. by Hans Kuhn, Barbara Graham-Siegenthaler and Luc Thévenoz. – Bern : Stämpfli, 2010
National report on the transfer of movables in Switzerland
Bénédict Foëx, Sylvain Marchand
in: National reports on the transfer of movables in Europe / ed. by Wolfgang Faber...[et al.]. - Sellier European Law Publishers, 2011. - Vol.6, p. 159-253