• "A 'clever, conscientious' lawyer."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2014

  • "She's really precise, and is always ready and available."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Very knowledgeable."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "Really an excellent practitioner."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Someone knowledgeable and pragmatic."

     

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Marie-Christine Balzan

Counsel

Marie-Christine Balzan's practice focuses on labor law and regularly advises Swiss and foreign enterprises in this field. Besides, she is a litigation lawyer with extensive experience in labor law, commercial/financial litigation, banking, white collar crime and intellectual property (brand mark and design). She has been involved in numerous complex litigation proceedings.

In transactions, she regularly advises on aspects of employment law, e.g. on mass dismissals.

Due to her former activity as an auditor she has broad knowledge in accounting.

Languages

French, English, Italian

Curriculum

  • Of Counsel at Bär & Karrer (since January 2012)
  • Swiss Bar Association specialist in employment law (2011)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (September 2008 - December 2011)
  • Clerk of the Geneva Labour Court (2008-2011)
  • Partner at Bonnant Warluzel & Associés (2007-2008)
  • Associate at a swiss law firm (2004-2006)
  • Trainee and associate at a swiss law firm (1994-2004)
  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (1997)
  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (1997)
  • Mazars Coresa (temporary mission summer 1992)
  • Société Fiduciaire et de Gérance SA (1989-1991)
  • Fiducia Revision Bancaire SA (1987-1989)
  • University of Geneva: lic. sc. ec.

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Employment Law Association of Western Switzerland

Contact Details

Marie-Christine Balzan
Bär & Karrer AG
quai de la Poste 12
CH-1211 Genève
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 57 00
F: +41 58 261 57 01
M: +41 79 780 15 27
marie.balzan@baerkarrer.ch

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