Nathalie Bessard

  • Associate

  • Attorney at Law

Languages

French, English, German

Contact details

Expertise

Employment and Immigration

Nathalie Bessard advises and represents Swiss and multinational companies as well as international organizations on all employment law matters. She has solid experience in the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements and compensation packages, employee benefits, employee handbooks, work regulations, business transfers and social security. She has an extensive experience in the preparation and enforcement of individual or collective dismissals. She regularly deals with data protection issues, staff secondments, consulting and outsourcing contracts. Nathalie Bessard regularly assists clients to relocate their family or their business to Switzerland, negotiate tax rulings and obtain residence and work permits. She also regularly advises universities for obtaining visas as well as permits for their students.

Litigation and Arbitration

Nathalie Bessard regularly represents clients before the labor and ordinary courts in Geneva. Her experience encompasses in particular intellectual property, unfair competition, employment, licensing, distribution and agency agreements, and lease agreements.

Education

2012

Admission to the Geneva Bar Exam (ranked 3rd best)

2008-2009

University of Geneva, Master of Law

2005-2008

University of Geneva, Bachelor of Law

Professional Experience

2010

Joined Des Gouttes & Associés

2008-2009

Geneva Parliament, Geneva, Secretary

Practice Areas

Memberships

  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)

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