Pierre-Yves MONTAVON was born on the 2nd of December 1958. He obtained his law degree from the University of Geneva (lic.iur. 1982) and has been admitted to the Geneva bar from 1983 to 2015.

After completing a legal traineeship and passing the bar exam in 1985, Pierre-Yves MONTAVON worked as an associate with the law firm PATRY, JUNET, SIMON & Le FORT (1985-1987). He then joined the tax administration of the canton of Geneva as a member of the legal department (1987-1990) before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers as tax manager (1990-1993).

In 1993, Pierre-Yves MONTAVON partnered with Yves C. MERMIER to create the law firm MONTAVON & MERMIER.

Since 1st January 2016, Pierre-Yves MONTAVON is of Counsel and external Advisor based in Dubaï, UAE.

Pierre-Yves MONTAVON is specialized in international tax law, commercial and business law, corporate law as well as trust and estate. He is the advisor and trustee of clients comprising families, entrepreneurs and their companies in Europe and in the Middle East. His main practice areas are wealth and tax planning in an international context.