Created in 1936, the law firm Frôté & Partner SA has from its outset acquired importance in Biel/Bienne because of its activity in all areas of law, its bilingualism, its catchment area in the cantons of Bern, Neuchâtel and Solothurn as well as its rapidly developing network of contacts.

Composed today of a team of about thirty people including about twenty lawyers (attorneys, notaries, tax expert), Frôté & Partner SA operates at a local, regional and international level.

Frôté & Partner SA has grown in particular through the opening of new offices, in addition to its office in Biel/Bienne, in Neuchâtel in 2000 and then in Solothurn in 2009. Moreover, it was one of the first law firms in Switzerland, in 2008, to be constituted as a company limited by shares. It has also been able to create a solid network of relations, particularly in domains such as intellectual property or business economics and more particularly in the areas of administrative services with the company F&P Services SA and financial management with the company Schoeb Frôté SA.

The size of the law firm, its multilingualism as well as its network of partners and relations allow it to have a great flexibility in the treatment of mandates.

Rigorous in terms of ethics, Frôté & Partner SA values the fact of being independent of any economic, political or social group. This independence, as well as the absolute discretion associated with professional secrecy, represent decisive advantages.

Lawyers & Notaries

Nicolet Max-Olivier

Notary - Attorney-at-Law
Frôté & Partner SA
Tel +41 32 321 30 36
Fax +41 32 323 18 79

Mr. Max-Olivier Nicolet, born in 1960, has been licensed as a Bern Attorney-at-Law since 1986 and as a Bern Notary since 1989. After having run his own firm in La Neuveville for ten years, he joined Frôté & Partner SA in 1998, following the amendment to the legislation governing the profession of Notary and the abolition of district borders. Currently, he is working primarily as a Notary.

  • Licensed to practice as Notary in the Canton of Bern, 1989
  • Admission to the bar of the Canton of Bern, 1986
  • French
  • German
  • Property transfers
  • Company law, foundations, reorganizations
  • Inheritances, wills and inheritance contracts
  • Marriage contracts
  • Member of the Committee of the Bern Notaries’ Association (ANB) from 1997 to 2010
  • Chairman of the Bern Jura regional section of the ANB
  • Secretary of the Vignolans Apartments Foundation in La Neuveville.