Me Valérie Laemmel-Juillard is a lawyer.

After a year of studies in architecture at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Valérie Laemmel-Juillard continued her professional training at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and the New York University Law School. She was admitted as a lawyer to the Bar Association of Geneva in May 1981.

She then worked as a legal collaborator in a fiduciary company while simultaneously developing the intercantonal Concordat of Romand Public Libraries on behalf of the Rectorate of the University of Geneva. In 1982, she became the first woman appointed Head of Service within the City of Geneva, leading the Professional Tax Service and concurrently serving as Legal Counsel for the Financial Services of the VGe. At the same time, she attended the Permanent Training Seminar in Public Administration at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Geneva.

In September 1986, she was elected by the Grand Council as a judicial magistrate presented by the Liberal Party. She initially served as Deputy Prosecutor, then from 1990, as an examining magistrate, and in 1992, she was elected as a Judge at the First Instance Court. In this jurisdiction, she sequentially or concurrently held positions such as Judge at the Rent and Lease Tribunal and in its Conciliation Chamber, Judge at the Police Court, President of a Civil Chamber, President of the Commercial Chamber, and Judge at the Labor Court, among others. From 2000 to 2004, she also held the parallel position of Vice-President of the First Instance Court.

She was elected as a Judge to the Court of Justice by the Grand Council in 2004. In this appellate jurisdiction, she held successive or parallel positions, including Judge in the Criminal Section (TP appeals, presiding over criminal courts and assize courts), President of the Accusation Chamber, Judge within the Supervisory and Appeals Authority of the Guardian Court, the Commercial Register, the Land Register, and the Commission for the Oversight of Health Professions, President of a composition of the Civil Court, President of the Supervisory Chamber of the Offices of Debt Collection and Bankruptcies, and Judge within the Labor Court of Appeals.

From 1998 to 2023, she concurrently held successive non-judicial positions as President of the Commission for the taxation of intermediary agents, Member of the Commission for the oversight of agents in business transfers, Computer-responding Judge as part of the I-JUDGE 2001 project of the First Instance Court, Substitute President of the Appeals Commission established by the Law on various constructions and installations (LCI), Judge at the former Court of Conflicts, Member of the Commission for the oversight of judicial officers, Substitute Member of the Attorney Commission, and Member of the Notary Examination Commission.

From 2020 to the present, she has been serving as a Substitute Judge within the Court of Appeals of the Judicial Power (CAPJ).

From 2019 until the end of 2023, she worked in the private sector as an independent lawyer, later as a partner, at the Dini Lardi Avocats firm (formerly De la Gandara & Associates).

Since January 1, 2024, she has joined Slex, Etude Schmidt et Associés, as an independent lawyer.

She has long been active in associations with artistic or social purposes.

Valérie Laemmel-Juillard practices in French and English, particularly in contractual, commercial, real estate matters, as well as in the field of debt collection and bankruptcies. She also participates in arbitration.



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  • Contract Law
  • Real estate Law
  • Debt Collection and Bankruptcy