Doctor of Laws
CAS criminal judiciary

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Civil and commercial law (family law, contract law, real rights, corporate law)

Debt collection and bankruptcy law

Criminal Law

Civil, criminal and administrative proceedings



French, English, German


Dr. Pascal Martin studied at the University of Lausanne, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Swiss law (2008) and a master’s degree with honours in Swiss law (2010).

In parallel to his activity as a graduate assistant at the University of Lausanne (2010-2015), Dr. Martin wrote a doctoral thesis in the field of civil procedure. This thesis, published in 2019, was awarded Summa cum laude and the Bippert Prize 2020.

From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Martin completed his mandatory legal internship in a renown Lausanne law firm, before passing the bar in 2018.

Since then, Dr. Martin has been practicing law as an independent lawyer and as a founding partner at M&L Etude d’avocats.

At the same time, in 2015, Dr. Martin obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Criminal Judiciary. This diploma enabled him to work as a military investigating judge (captain) from 2017 to 2021. Since 2022, Dr. Martin has been pursuing his career in the military justice as an auditor (major).

Between 2019 and 2023, Dr. Martin also worked as a cleark of the Commission de recours individuel, which is responsible for handling disputes from employees of the City of Lausanne regarding salary questions. 

Finally, since 2022, Dr. Martin has been the editor in charge of the iusNet LP newsletter of the Schulthess publishing house and prepares several publications on debt collection and bankruptcy.

With a solid background, Dr. Martin advises his clients in the areas of private law – including procedure, debt collection and bankruptcy – , criminal law – which he knows both on the State side, in his capacity as military prosecutor, and on the citizen side (accused or accuser), in his capacity as lawyer – and administrative law.

Dr. Martin is affiliated to the Ordre des Avocats Vaudois (OAV), the Fédération Suisse des Avocats, the Jeune Barreau Vaudois and the Société Suisse des Juristes.


Pascal MARTIN, Les fondements romains de l’art. 150 al. 3 CO, in : Bulletin des poursuites et faillites 2023, p. 144 ss

Pascal MARTIN, Poursuite pour dettes et faillite, Volume 1 – Recueil de textes, Genève/Zurich 2023

Pascal MARTIN, Friedrich Ludwig Keller, théoricien et praticien du procès civil, Genève/Zurich 2022

Pascal MARTIN, L’autorité de la chose jugée en matière civile. Etude de droit romain et de droit suisse, thèse, Lausanne 2019