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Blesi & Papa

Employment

4 ranked lawyersBand 1SwitzerlandEurope 2022 View ranking table
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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 contract 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.

Strengths

One client praises the customer-centric approach of the firm, stating: "Blesi & Papa is good at providing certain options within the scope of law, giving pros and cons and recommendations and supporting you regardless of your decision."

Another client adds that "in terms of service, they are punctual, reliable and very reactive."

Notable practitioners

Alfred Blesi handles a wide range of employment matters and possesses distinct strength in social security cases. One interviewee notes: "He is an expert in his field and has experience of a lot of different cases, which enriches the discussions."

René Hirsiger acts on a variety of employment matters, ranging from social security issues to litigations. One satisfied client notes that "he is able to connect the dots very quickly and can add more layers of arguments to the topic than anticipated."

Roberta Papa "is a very good negotiator and has a good knowledge of employment law," affirms one interviewee. She assists clients with a wide range of employment mandates. One client states that she offers "balanced advice and is very reasonable in terms of the risks and consequences of actions."

Thomas Pietruszak is known for his ability to handle complex employment matters, with one source stating: "Thomas Pietruszak thinks very much outside of the box in difficult cases." Another client reports that "he is flexible, easy to reach and can turn things around quickly."

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Overview

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.


Clients

Credit Suisse AG

Rockwell Automation

Syngenta

UBS

Unilever

Employment

Blesi & Papa

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Location

Usteristrasse 10

am Loewenplatz

PO Box 3921

Zurich

Zurich

Switzerland

8021

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Switzerland

Employment


Alfred Blesi
Band 1
René Hirsiger
Band 4
Roberta Papa
Band 2
Thomas Pietruszak
Band 2