Professional background

John F. Eardley was born in 1949, in Great Britain. Having obtained a law degree from the University of Geneva in 1974, Mr. Eardley was called to the bar in Geneva in 1976.

In 1979, he interned at a Solicitors’s firm in London, and with the Union Bank of Switzerland in Geneva.

Mr. Eardley then joined OHER Attorneys and became a partner in 1981.

He advises and represents clients both domestically and internationally.


In Switzerland, John F. Eardley is a member of the Geneva Bar Association, the Federal Swiss Bar Association, the Geneva Association for Business Law (AGDA) and well as the Art Law Foundation of Geneva.

On an international level, he is a member of the International Bar Association, the International Association of Lawyers, and of Intercounsel (a club of independent lawyers practicing on five continents).

Law and other activities

Judicial Clerk at the Geneva Labour Court (1973-1974),
Lecturer in Commercial Law at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce (Geneva, 1977 – 1979) for training executives (Geneva Commercial Courts, 1977-1979),
Deputy judge at the Geneva High Court of Justice ( 1983-1990)
Honorary Consul of the United States of Mexico in Geneva (1990 to date).


Commercial contracts
Trusts and estates
Corporate Law