Christophe Imhoos

Rue des Alpes 15
GENEVA, Geneva CH-1201
Office Phone: +41792002252
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

Being the leading attorney promoting Collaborative Law in the Western part of Switzerland (French speaking)
Lecturing Collaborative Law at the Universities of Lausanne (Switzerland), Nanterre (Paris, France) and Savoie-Mont-Blanc (France)

Area(s) of Practice: Business Law, Contract Law, Family Law, Labour Law, Probate Law, Mediation, Negotiation
License(s): State Bar of Geneva, Switzerland

Professional Activities

Civil and business practice as arbitrator, mediator, and legal advisor Lecturer (mediation, negotiation) at University of Geneva, Switzerland and University Savoie-Mont-Blach, Chambéry (France)

Undergraduate Education

College of Geneva, Switzerland, B.A., 1979
University of Geneva, Switzerland, School of Law, J.D. 1983
Kurt Boesch Academic Institute, Sion, Wallis, Switzerland, Certificate in Mediation, 2006
Training Institute to Mediation and Negotiation (IFOMENE) at the Catholic Institute of Paris, France, Advanced Certificate in Mediation, 2007

Postgraduate Education

New York University, USA, School of Law,
Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, 1997
Kurt Boesch Academic Institute, Sion, Switzerland, Master in European Mediation, 2009

Professional Education

State Bar of Geneva, Switzerland, 1985
Registered Mediator at the Mediators Registry of the canton of Geneva, Switzerland, 2006
Registered Mediator at the Registry of the cantons of Vaud and Fribourg, 2014
Accredited Mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London, UK, 2006
Accredited Mediator with the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (CSMC), 2006
Accredited Mediator with the Swiss Federation of Lawyers (FSA), 2006
Accredited Mediator with the Swiss Federation of Mediation Associations (FSM/SDM), 2007
Accredited Mediatior with the Paris Centre of Mediation and Arbitration (CMAP), 2009
Accredited Mediator with the Swiss Association of Family Mediation (ASMF), 2010


Promoting Collaborative Law in Continental Europe and Switzerland Founder of the first Collaborative Practice Group in the Swiss Western part of Switzerland (Association romande de droit collaboratif), 2009 -
Training Offered

Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
Dynamic of Conflict
Basic training on communication
Introductory training to psycho-social risks at the workplace

Training Conducted

Half-day workshops in negotiation (Harvard method) and mediation at the Lawyers School (ECAV) with the University of Geneva, School of Law (Switzerland) since 2011
Assistant to the Head of Mediation Training at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), Department of Continuous Education since 2015; responsible of mediation internship and practice analysis
Pro Mediation Group (GPM) Switzerland, Mediation Trainer, 2009 to 2012

Collaborative Training Offered

Half-day workshops on Collaborative Law to Lawyers at the Bar, sponsored by the Geneva State Bar Association since 2014
One day introductory course to Collaborative Law to students at the French Universities, Faculty of Law (Master Programs) of Nanterre (Paris) and Savoie-Mont-Blanc
Participating with a French certified Trainer to the two-day basic Collaborative Law training in Geneva, Switzerland, since 2017

Collaborative Training Reference

Pauline Tesler (one week mentoring in California in 2008)
Catherine Conner (one day internship in 2008)
Sherrie Abney (half-day workshop at Cork, Ireland at IACP Annual Congress in 2010)
Susan Gamache (two-day basic training in Switzerland in 2009 and 2012)