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Blesi & Papa

Employment

4 ranked lawyersBand 1SwitzerlandEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded boutique with an outstanding reputation for employment contracts as well as mass dismissals. Frequently advises on bonus claims and contract terminations, in addition to assisting with investigations. Active in the areas of pensions and social security, acting for both employers and employees. Boasts additional expertise in immigration and data protection matters.

Strengths

One client describes the lawyers as "personable, flexible, truly customer-oriented and extremely competent."

Another highlights "the specialist knowledge and high-quality service" of the firm.

Notable practitioners

Alfred Blesi is praised by one client for being a "very knowledgeable lawyer and an absolute specialist in employment law matter," while another interviewee comments: "He is a top-notch expert in his field. He has an enquiring mind and a quick grasp of the issues and facts that are central to a case." He assists with contentious employment matters and has notable expertise in social security mandates.

René Hirsiger advises on a range of employment mandates, including international mobility and social security matters. Sources describe him as a "very good lawyer with a good analytical mind."

Roberta Papa assists clients with a wide range of employment mandates. One satisfied client says: "She is extremely flexible and creative in her thinking, she isalways able to come up with even better solutions than what we had in mind," and adds: "She comes across as calm, conciliatory and moderate, which are the qualities the client needs in conflict situations."

Thomas Pietruszak is a gifted practitioner advising on contentious employment matters, including bonus claim disputes. He assists Swiss and international clients hailing from the financial and consumer goods sectors.

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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 Department

Blesi & Papa

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Department location

Usteristrasse 10

am Loewenplatz

PO Box 3921

Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

8021

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Switzerland

Employment


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