Marie-Christine Balzan

Marie-Christine Balzan
Office:
Quai de la Poste 12
1211
City:
Geneva
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+4 15 8261 5700
Fax:
+4 15 8261 5701

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Labour & Employment

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 150 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.

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.”

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

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