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Gregoire Varone


Grégoire Varone: Lawyer, Notary and Mediator



CAS in mediation from the University of Geneva


FSA accredited mediator


CEDR accredited mediator


Notary certificate of the Canton of Valais


Lawyer's license from the Canton of Geneva


Degree in law with honors magna cum laude and European law, University of Friborg


Federal maturity type B (Latin, English), Florimont Institute (GE)

Professional experience

Since 2008

Independent lawyer and notary in Crans-Montana

2007 - 2008

Notary internship in the office of Me Paul-Albert CLIVAZ (Crans-Montana)


Part-time associate lawyer at the law firm ZEN RUFFINEN, DE RIEDMATTEN, RIAND & LORETAN (Sion)

2005 - 2006

Lawyer internship at the ZIEGLER, PONCET, GRUMBACH, CARRARD, LUSCHER law firm (Geneva)

2003 - 2004

Lawyer internship at HOMBURGER law firm (Zurich)


Assistant within the Chair of Civil Law, Law of Obligations and European Civil Law at the University of Friborg (Prof. Franz WERRO)

2002 - 2003

Assistantship work for Prof. Pierre TERCIER as part of his activity as an international referee (Fribourg)

Current and past ancillary functions

Since 2009

Independent notary in Crans-Montana

2008 - 2015

Independent lawyer in Crans-Montana

Current and past annexes function

Vice-President of the Association of Valais notaries

Clerk of the Intercommunal Police Court of the ACCM

Former member of the Valais Notary Examination Commission

Former clerk of the Pupillary Chamber of the Municipality of Randogne


“Lex Weber: where are we?”, in Revue Générations, February 2018, p. 49.Read the article

“Lex Weber: the calm after the storm”, in Banking in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (BSL), 2015-2016, pp. 32-36. 

Read the article

“The Lex Weber cannot be applied immediately”, in Le Temps, Debates section, 05.23.2012.

VARONE Grégoire / WERRO Franz, Chronicle of jurisprudence 2001/2002 – civil law of personality, Medialex 2003 p. 182 ff.

Various presentations and interventions

Presentation on the theme “Divorce among the elderly”, for Pro Senectute Switzerland, 08.11.2021

Participation in a Mise au Point (RTS) program on the theme of mediation, 01/20/2018. See the video

Participation in the Immonews show on Léman Bleu, on the theme of Lex Weber, 04.06.2016. See the video

Presentation on the theme “The Lex Weber and notaries”, as part of the Valais Legal Day 2015.

Presentation on the theme “A situation update regarding Lex Weber” at the USPI Geneva Brokers’ Day, December 2012.

Presentation on the theme “The authentic enforceable title”, as part of the Valais Legal Day 2010.

Icone langue de travail

Working languages

French (mother tongue), German, English

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