Philippe Kenel

curiculum vitae

Surname Philippe
Date of Birth 9th January 1961
Nationalities Swiss and Italian



1984 - Political Sciences Degree (University of Lausanne)

1985 - Law Degree (University of Lausanne)

1992 - Doctor of Law (University of Lausanne)

Attorney-at-law, Vaud State Bar

1993 - Master of Laws (LL.M. in european law) (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

1997 - Attorney-at-law, Brussels State Bar



1986 > 1988 - Cantonal Resident’s Registration Office (Vaud) , Counselor

1990 > 1992 - Claude Reymond, Pierre Ramelet, Alexandre Bonnard, Jean-Paul Maire, Olivier Freymond et Jean-Luc Tschumy Law Firm, Trainee

1993 > 1994 - Lenz & Staehelin Law Firm, Associate

1995 > 1998 - PYTHON Law Firm, Associate

January 1999 to June 2024 - PYTHON Law Firm (Geneva, Pully-Lausanne and Brussels), Partner

Since July 2024 - Valfor (Geneva, Pully-Lausanne and Brussels), Partner



Chairman of the International league against racism and anti-semitism in Switzerland (Licra-Switzerland), co-founder and legal representative of the Permanent Representation of Licra to the European Institutions, co-founder and member of the Board of Licra-Belgium.

Chairman of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce for Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Member of the Committee of the Swiss Association for European Law

Member of the Foundation Board of Ballet Béjart Lausanne

Member of the Board of Fondation Visions du Réel and President of the Cercle des Mécènes.

Member of the Comité CH-UE

Designated by L’Hebdo to the Forum des 100 (2012)

Designated by Bilan as one of 300 of the most influential people in Switzerland (2011 and 2012)

Blogger for Le Temps debate plateform (

Designated by "Swiss who's who" as a one of the figures that shape Switzerland (2017-2024)

Blogger « Kenel de Requin » (