• Licence en droit, University of Geneva, 1998
• Admitted to the Bar, Geneva, 2001 (3rd rank)
• Certificate in Compliance Management, University of Geneva, 2004
• Master in international, commercial and European law (LL.M.), University of Sheffield, 2007
• French / English
• Geneva Bar Association
• Swiss Bar Association
• Geneva Diplomatic Circle
Born in 1972, Pascal Tourette graduated from the University of Geneva in 1998 with a degree in law. He then worked as a trainee at a major law firm and at the General Prosecutor’s Office in Geneva.
In 2001, having fully qualified as a lawyer (3rd rank), he participated in the creation of the Compliance Department of the Swiss subsidiary of a large foreign bank. He worked for this establishment for several years and was notably in charge of the fight against money laundering and of criminal law issues related to the banking activity. During this period, he obtained in 2004 a professional certificate in Compliance Management from the University of Geneva in partnership with the Geneva School of Business Administration (HEG-Genève). Pascal Tourette has consequently acquired in-depth knowledge and solid practical experience in the surveillance of different players in the financial market (such as banks and other financial intermediaries) as well as in the compliance sector. Pascal Tourette has completed his training with a Masters degree in international, commercial and European law at the University of Sheffield (LL.M.), focusing on bankruptcy, economic criminality and company law.
Pascal Tourette provides consulting services for various operators in the financial markets, such as banks, security traders and asset managers, with regard to banking law and compliance issues. His skills also encompass contract law, civil law, international administrative assistance as well as criminal economic law. He represents his clients before all administrative, criminal and civil courts and works in French and English.
Pascal Tourette is also teaching banking law and compliance matters, namely at the Institut supérieur de formation bancaire (ISFB), the Ecole Supérieure spécialisée en Banque et Finance (ESBF) and for VisionCompliance SA, and he is frequently asked by banks to provide trainings to their employees in regulatory matters.