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ILN-terviews: Thomas Büchli, Schmidt, Jaton & Associés

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Thomas Büchli of our member firm Schmidt, Jaton & Associés in Geneva, Switzerland.

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
Our firm offers tailor-made and comprehensive solutions that also work in practice.

Who would be your typical client?
Life is so varied, that there is no typical client.

What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
Everything they may consider important for them to work with me. 

What has been your most challenging case? Why?
The one I am working on now, and in the past, when I worked for a princess in trouble.

What has been your proudest moment as a lawyer?
When a former adverse party engaged me as its new lawyer.

What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
I listen to Mahlers’ and Bruckners’ wonderful musical landscapes.

What would surprise people most about you?
That I am terribly scared of lightning, but always look at it.

What has been your most memorable ILN experience?
A lunch in Vienna in 2010 with very funny ILN colleagues.

What career would you have chosen if you weren’t a lawyer?
A choreographer or music-director, since I am a conductor of wind bands.

If a movie were made of your life, who would you want to play you?
I think that Woody Allen could probably show perfectly the complexity of my life…

How would you like to be remembered?
I hope this question comes much too early…Today, I would say as somebody who did it “his way.”