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Corporate Immigration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rayan Houdrouge "immediately stands out" to peers in the market who say that they "hugely appreciate and admire" his employment and immigration practice.

Biography

Rayan Houdrouge leads the employment and pensions practice group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. As an accredited labour law expert (SBA certificate), he advises and represents Swiss and multinational companies as well as international organisations on all employment law matters. He has extensive experience in executive transfers, employee benefits, compensation packages, work regulations, internal audits and collective procedures such as business transfers and collective dismissals. Rayan Houdrouge is also an accredited social security expert (Swiss federal certificate) and regularly assists clients in matters related to social security and pension funds, including contentious aspects. His other main area of practice is competition law, and in particular in the context of internal audits, merger control filings and cartel-related investigations.

Rayan Houdrouge completed a law degree at the University of Lausanne (2002) and obtained an LLM from New York University School of Law (2007). Reflecting his work in occupational pension funds, Rayan Houdrouge gained a Swiss federal certificate to become an accredited social security expert (2012) and a certified specialist SBA labour law diploma (2016). After his admission to the Geneva Bar in 2005, he joined Lenz & Staehelin, where he has been a partner since 2014. He speaks French, English and German.

Rayan Houdrouge is a member of the following professional associations: the Geneva Bar Association (OdA), the Swiss Bar Association (FSA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA). He is president of the UIA Immigration and Nationality Law Commission.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Labour & Employment 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rayan Houdrouge is lauded among peers and clients for his "efficient and pragmatic" approach and "problem-solving" skills.

Biography

Rayan Houdrouge leads the employment and pensions practice group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. As an accredited labour law expert (SBA certificate), he advises and represents Swiss and multinational companies as well as international organisations on all employment law matters. He has extensive experience in executive transfers, employee benefits, compensation packages, work regulations, internal audits and collective procedures such as business transfers and collective dismissals. Rayan Houdrouge is also an accredited social security expert (Swiss federal certificate) and regularly assists clients in matters related to social security and pension funds, including contentious aspects.

Rayan Houdrouge completed a law degree at the University of Lausanne (2002) and obtained an LLM from New York University School of Law (2007). Reflecting his work in occupational pension funds, Rayan Houdrouge gained a Swiss federal certificate to become an accredited social security expert (2012) and a certified specialist SBA labour law diploma (2016). After his admission to the Geneva Bar in 2005, he joined Lenz & Staehelin, where he has been a partner since 2014. He speaks French, English and German.

Rayan Houdrouge is a member of the Geneva Bar Association (OdA), the Swiss Bar Association (FSA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Union of Lawyers (UIA). He is president of the UIA immigration and nationality law commission.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Pensions & Benefits 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rayan Houdrouge is lauded among peers and clients who are left "impressed by his analytical capabilities and ability to provide meaningful and lasting solutions".

Biography

Rayan Houdrouge leads the employment and pensions practice group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. As an accredited labour law expert (SBA certificate), he advises and represents Swiss and multinational companies as well as international organisations on all employment law matters. He has extensive experience in executive transfers, employee benefits, compensation packages, work regulations, internal audits and collective procedures such as business transfers and collective dismissals. Rayan Houdrouge is also an accredited social security expert (Swiss federal certificate) and regularly assists clients in matters related to social security and pension funds, including contentious aspects.

Rayan Houdrouge completed a law degree at the University of Lausanne (2002) and obtained an LLM from New York University School of Law (2007). Reflecting his work in occupational pension funds, Rayan Houdrouge gained a Swiss federal certificate to become an accredited social security expert (2012) and a certified specialist SBA labour law diploma (2016). After his admission to the Geneva Bar in 2005, he joined Lenz & Staehelin, where he has been a partner since 2014. He speaks French, English and German.

Rayan Houdrouge is a member of the Geneva Bar Association (OdA), the Swiss Bar Association (FSA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Union of Lawyers (UIA). He is president of the UIA immigration and nationality law commission.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rayan Houdrouge stands out as one of the leading immigration specialists in the country. He is described by peers as “a great lawyer” who excels on executive transfers and work regulations.

Biography

Rayan Houdrouge leads the employment and pensions practice group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. As an accredited labour law expert (SBA certificate), he advises and represents Swiss and multinational companies as well as international organisations on all employment law matters. He has extensive experience in executive transfers, employee benefits, compensation packages, work regulations, internal audits and collective procedures such as business transfers and collective dismissals. Rayan Houdrouge is also an accredited social security expert (Swiss federal certificate) and regularly assists clients in matters related to social security and pension funds, including contentious aspects.

Rayan Houdrouge completed a law degree at the University of Lausanne (2002) and obtained an LLM from New York University School of Law (2007). Reflecting his work in occupational pension funds, Rayan Houdrouge gained a Swiss federal certificate to become an accredited social security expert (2012) and a certified specialist SBA labour law diploma (2016). After his admission to the Geneva Bar in 2005, he joined Lenz & Staehelin, where he has been a partner since 2014. He speaks French, English and German.

Rayan Houdrouge is a member of the Geneva Bar Association (OdA), the Swiss Bar Association (FSA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Union of Lawyers (UIA). He is president of the UIA immigration and nationality law commission.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Switzerland - Labour & Employment

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peers “would definitely recommend” Rayan Houdrouge for his superb knowledge of labour law. He has a first-rate employment practice and is very well regarded for his “perfectly balanced analysis”.

Biography

Rayan Houdrouge leads the employment and pensions practice group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. As an accredited labour law expert (SBA certificate), he advises and represents Swiss and multinational companies as well as international organisations on all employment law matters. He has extensive experience in executive transfers, employee benefits, compensation packages, work regulations, internal audits and collective procedures such as business transfers and collective dismissals. Rayan Houdrouge is also an accredited social security expert (Swiss federal certificate) and regularly assists clients in matters related to social security and pension funds, including contentious aspects.

Rayan Houdrouge completed a law degree at the University of Lausanne (2002) and obtained an LLM from New York University School of Law (2007). Reflecting his work in occupational pension funds, Rayan Houdrouge gained a Swiss federal certificate to become an accredited social security expert (2012) and a certified specialist SBA labour law diploma (2016). After his admission to the Geneva Bar in 2005, he joined Lenz & Staehelin, where he has been a partner since 2014. He speaks French, English and German.

Rayan Houdrouge is a member of the Geneva Bar Association (OdA), the Swiss Bar Association (FSA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Union of Lawyers (UIA). He is president of the UIA immigration and nationality law commission.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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