Me Alexandre Ayad

Attorney-at-law, Partner, LL.M. Georgetown University

Alexandre Ayad is specialized in real estate law (tenancy law, construction law, land use planning, property law, real estate transactions etc.). In these areas of practice, he advises clients and assists them before courts in civil or administrative procedures.

He also has a strong background in bankruptcy and debt enforcement cases as well as in commercial litigation.

Since 2014, Alexandre Ayad regularly sits as a Deputy Judge at the Tenancy Court in Geneva. He is also an active member of the Chambre genevoise immobilière (Geneva Association for Property Owners).

Alexandre Ayad graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva in 2006 (with distinction) and obtained in 2012 a Master of Laws (LL.M. in General Legal Studies) from Georgetown University in Washington.

Alexandre Ayad completed his traineeship in the law firm Perréard, de Boccard, Kohler, Ador & Partners. He then gained extensive experience during 8 years as an attorney-at-law in two renowned law firms in Geneva.

Alexandre Ayad joined Odier Halpérin Steinmann LLC as a partner in September 2018.

Educational background

2012 – Master of Laws (LL.M. in General Legal Studies), Georgetown University (Washington)

2009 – Admitted to the Geneva Bar

2006 – Law degree (with distinction), Geneva University


Geneva Bar Association
Swiss Bar Association
Chambre Genevoise Immobilière and the comity of its Apartment Owners’ Section


German (working knowledge)

Lectures and publications

Travaux dans une PPE : source fréquente de discorde
Lecture during the Annual Meeting of the Apartment Owners’ Section, Geneva Association for Property Owners, September 2018

Faut-il retirer sa rente LPP en cas d’acquisition d’un bien immobilier dès 50 ans?
Lecture during the annual information meeting of the Villa Owners’ and Apartment Owners’ Sections, Geneva Association for Property Owners, June 2016

Transfert des biens immobiliers par actes entre vifs
Lecture during the Seminar on the transfer of real estate organized by the Geneva Association for Property Owners and the Geneva Professional Association of Property Managers and Brokers, October 2014

A New Law on Secondary Residences in Switzerland
Article published in the Newsletter of the Real Estate Section of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, April 2016