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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Sara Rousselle-Ruffieux is a “fantastic employment lawyer who is very precise and dedicated to the client”.


As an accredited labour law expert (SBA certificate), Sara Rousselle-Ruffieux advises national and multinational companies, as well as international organisations, on employment, immigration and social security matters. Her expertise encompasses both individual employment relationships (contracts, company regulation, participation/bonus plans, non-competition clauses, termination agreements, secondment, etc) and collective labour relations (hiring of services, mass dismissals, social plans/business transfers, etc). She also regularly assists clients in administrative and judicial matters, and represents them before administrations and courts. Sara Rousselle-Ruffieux is also active in the field of data protection and cross-border issues (in particular the coordination of social security systems).

Sara Rousselle-Ruffieux is committee vice chair of the Suisse-Romande Association of Labour Law Specialists (AROSDT); and member of the training committee for the judges of the Geneva Labour Courts.

Sara Rousselle-Ruffieux completed a law degree at the University of Fribourg (1995) and gained a certified specialist Swiss Bar Association (SBA) labour law diploma (2011). After her admission to the Geneva Bar in 1998, she worked as an associate in several prominent Swiss business law firms. She joined Lenz & Staehelin in 2017, where she has been a counsel since 2019. She speaks French and English.

Sara Rousselle-Ruffieux is a member of the Geneva Bar Association (OdA), the Swiss Bar Association (SBA) and the French-speaking Association of Labour Law Specialists (AROSDT).

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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