Bénédict Fontanet founded the practice alongside Guy Fontanet in 1985. Advisor to entrepreneurs, Swiss and international companies and groups, his practice is primarily focused on the financial, banking and commercial sectors. His expertise ranges from mergers and acquisitions to transmissions of businesses to real estate operations. Bénédict Fontanet is a board member of companies active in the fields of finance, real estate, luxury goods and hospitality. He holds a law degree from the University of Geneva and was admitted to the bar in 1984. Along his professional activity, he has been involved in politics for over 15 years. He has served as president of the Christian Democrat Party of Geneva and was member of the Grand Conseil de Genève (Geneva State parliament).