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Sonia Ryser

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Sonia Ryser is Head of the Family Law Department at Borel & Barbey. She practices in all areas of family law and has extensive experience in family law litigation.

Her particular areas of expertise include separation and divorce proceedings. She also advises on matrimonial planning, particularly prenuptial agreements in a national or international context, as well as on national and international adoption matters. Sonia also deals with all matters involving children, in particular international child abduction proceedings.

Sonia regularly speaks at conferences organized by the Swiss and Geneva Bar on family law matters.

In 2019, Borel & Barbey’s Family Law Department was ranked among the best law firm (5*) in Switzerland for marriage and family law (Recognition "Best law firm 2019" awarded by Bilanz and Le Temps).


2004 Admitted to the Geneva Bar

2005 Associate at Borel & Barbey

2013 SBA Specialization in Family Law

2016 Partner at Borel & Barbey

Professional Memberships

Sonia is a member of the Swiss Bar Association (SBA), the Association of SBA Certified Family Law Specialists and the IAFL (International Association of Family Lawyers)


"The new division of roles within the family: effects in the event of separation", Special series Law, article, Le Temps (2018)


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