Marc Deschenaux – Who’s Who Legal

Marc Deschenaux

Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets - Debt & Equity


Deschenaux, Barber & Partners LLP
Rue François Bonivard, 10, 6th Floor, 1201, Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 78 924 9594

Marc Deschenaux is a Swiss jurist (non-bar lawyer) and a world-renowned expert in high finance. He divides his time between Geneva, New York and Los Angeles.

His expertise covers contract law; international corporate and governmental financing and bank syndication; international corporate and non-profit law; global IP; and securitisation.

He is internationally considered to be the world expert in initial public offerings, and a reference point in securities, financing and trading law.

In his financing practice, he is highly reputed worldwide as an international financier, known for his state-of-the-art structures which have resulted in 179 successful IPOs and 243 private offerings – around two-thirds of these in private equity, and one-third in private debt.

Marc Deschenaux was registered as a general securities representative (series 7) and general securities principal (series 24) by the North American Securities Dealers Association. He was also a member of the National Investment Banking Association.

He has also financed various types of operations, from import/export transactions to real estate investment trusts; and organised several government loans, as well as the first national debt cancellation in history.

He has been the treasurer, and a judge-mediator, at the International Court of Mediation and Arbitration (CIMEDA) from 2012 to 2020. He is now an Ambassador of the African Court of Mediation and Arbitration (CAMAR).

Marc Deschenaux is a PhD candidate in law at the University of Geneva, where he also has a master’s degree in economic law and is certified in transnational law. He achieved certification on the “Leading with Finance” course at Harvard Business School.

He is fluent in French, English, Italian, German and Spanish. His Chinese is in progress.

WWL says: Marc Deschenaux is considered “absolutely brilliant” and “the best of the best” thanks to his “strategic technical expertise” and “unique skill set that is extremely challenging to find among competition”.