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4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Blesi & Papa

Blesi & Papa was established in 2007 by Alfred Blesi and Roberta Papa, former key members of Lenz & Staehelin’s employment law practice group. Blesi & Papa handles all facets of individual and collective employment law, pensions, social security and related areas on non-contentious and contentious matters, including litigation in court and representation of clients before arbitral tribunals and administrative agencies. 

Being the first law firm in Switzerland exclusively dedicated to these areas of practice, Blesi & Papa serves an international clientele, predominantly enterprises, with the highest level of expertise. The firm is also regularly consulted by other law firms in Switzerland and abroad to assist in employment, pension and social security law matters.


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Employment - Switzerland
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What the team is known for

Blesi & Papa is a highly regarded boutique with an outstanding reputation for employment contracts as well as mass dismissals. The law firm frequently advises on bonus claims and executive hires and terminations, in addition to assisting with investigations. The team is active in the areas of pensions and social security, acting for both employers and employees. It boasts additional expertise in immigration and data protection matters.

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Notable Practitioners

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Alfred Blesi
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Alfred Blesi handles a wide range of employment matters, with particular activity advising on relocations at all levels.

"Alfred is very experienced and a perfect adviser in employment law."

"Alfred is excellent."

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Roberta Papa
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Roberta Papa assists clients with a wide range of employment mandates, including pensions matters and contracts

"Roberta Papa is an excellent lawyer who thinks holistically and with a view to the future."

"She has provided excellent service for years, I would never like to have a different adviser than Roberta Papa."

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Thomas Pietruszak
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Thomas Pietruszak is known for his ability to handle complex employment matters. He is active advising clients on contracts and assisting with internal investigations and employment litigation.

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René Hirsiger
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René Hirsiger acts on a variety of employment matters, ranging from social security issues to litigation.

"He offers very to-the-point and timely advice."

"René Hirsiger provides high-quality advice on complex topics while being very responsive."

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Alfred Blesi
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Roberta Papa
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Thomas Pietruszak
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René Hirsiger
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Clients

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Credit Suisse AG

Rockwell Automation

Syngenta

UBS

Unilever