Phidias Ferrari specializes in corporate and M&A transactions (with a focus on private equity and venture capital), as well as corporate governance and commercial contracts. His practice also covers banking, finance & regulatory matters.


Phidias Ferrari advises Swiss and international clients on corporate and M&A transactions, whether domestic or cross-border, including private equity and venture capital transactions, public takeovers, joint ventures, business transfers, restructurings and relocations. In addition to transactional work, he assists private and listed companies, family offices, entrepreneurs and start-ups/scale-ups in dealing with a wide range of corporate, commercial, contractual and regulatory matters in a variety of industries, striving to offer comprehensive and practical legal advice.

As part of NKF’s banking & finance practice, he regularly advises banks, securities traders, asset and investment managers and fintech companies on financial market laws and regulations.

He also acts for arrangers, underwriters, lenders, borrowers and sponsors in domestic and multijurisdictional financing transactions (including acquisition, leveraged and syndicated financings).

2007 LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law, UNSW, Sydney
2003 Admitted to the Swiss Bar
1997 Master of Law, Lausanne, awarded two prizes
  • Geneva and Swiss Bar Associations
2023 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey, Geneva
2011 Partner, Swiss law firm, Geneva
2004 Associate, Swiss law firm, Geneva
2001 Trainee, Swiss law firm, Geneva
2000 Clerk for civil matters, District Court of Lausanne
1998 Assistant for commercial law, CEDIDAC (Center for Business Law), University of Lausanne




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