General Counsel

The General Counsel, reporting to the General Secretary, is responsible for legal affairs and has the following missions:

  • Provide legal advice for the President and senior management regarding the legal implications of EPFL’s major decisions, strategies and transactions;
  • Represent EPFL in legal proceedings involving the School or proceedings concerning scientific misconduct;
  • Management of pending disputes, with support from external counsel;
  • Supervision of the ACCRED database updates;
  • Management of the legislative corpus for EPFL: development, implementation and management of EPFL legislative texts;
  • Coordination of Compliance Guide updates and distribution;
  • Participation in various EPFL committees.


General Counsel a.i. : Françoise Chardonnens

Project Manager: David Gozel

Related services

Unit accreditation

All the information concerning the accreditation and administration of EPFL units.

Compliance Guide

Main rules, practices and values governing EPFL

Person of trust and mediation services

This service reflects EPFL’s determination to protect the health of its employees at the workplace.



Géraldine Guédon
BS 248
Station 4
CH-1015 Lausanne
Tél: +41 (0) 21 693 24 64