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Global Leader

Labour & Employment 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Marie-Christine Balzan is praised by sources for her "excellent analytical and communication skills" and for being "easy to interact with, and an excellent adviser with intellectual sharpness".

Biography

Marie-Christine Balzan is a counsel at Bär & Karrer since 2012. She joined the firm in 2008 and specialises in domestic court litigation and litigation.

Her practice focuses on labour law and she regularly advises Swiss and foreign enterprises in this field including cross-border issues. In transactions, she regularly advises on aspects of employment law – eg, mass dismissals, negotiations with unions, conceptions of social plans.

Additionally, she is a litigation lawyer with extensive experience in labour law, commercial and financial litigation, banking, white-collar crime and intellectual property (brand mark and design). Marie-Christine Balzan has been involved in numerous complex litigation proceedings.

Due to her past experience as auditor, she has broad knowledge of accounting.

Marie-Christine Balzan graduated from Geneva University with a degree in law and economic science. She is a Swiss Bar Association specialist in employment law. She is a member of the Geneva as well as the Swiss Bar Association. She speaks French, English and Italian.

WWL 2018 commented, “Marie-Christine Balzan comes highly recommended by market sources who praise her excellent knowledge of the law when it comes to mass dismissals, employment litigation and related transactional matters.”

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland's "Law Firm of the Year" by the most prestigious international legal ranking agencies.

National Leader

Switzerland - Labour & Employment

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Marie-Christine Balzan is “very well respected” among peers who praise her extensive experience in the labour and employment space noting, “She always knows what to expect.”

Biography

Marie-Christine Balzan is a counsel at Bär & Karrer since 2012. She joined the firm in 2008 and specialises in domestic court litigation and litigation.

Her practice focuses on labour law and she regularly advises Swiss and foreign enterprises in this field including cross-border issues. In transactions, she regularly advises on aspects of employment law – eg, mass dismissals, negotiations with unions, conceptions of social plans.

Additionally, she is a litigation lawyer with extensive experience in labour law, commercial and financial litigation, banking, white-collar crime and intellectual property (brand mark and design). Marie-Christine Balzan has been involved in numerous complex litigation proceedings.

Due to her past experience as auditor, she has broad knowledge of accounting.

Marie-Christine Balzan graduated from Geneva University with a degree in law and economic science. She is a Swiss Bar Association specialist in employment law. She is a member of the Geneva as well as the Swiss Bar Association. She speaks French, English and Italian.

WWL 2018 commented, “Marie-Christine Balzan comes highly recommended by market sources who praise her excellent knowledge of the law when it comes to mass dismissals, employment litigation and related transactional matters.”

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland's "Law Firm of the Year" by the most prestigious international legal ranking agencies.

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