Nathalie Bessard

  • Associate

  • Attorney at Law


French, English, German

Contact details


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.



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


University of Geneva, Master of Law


University of Geneva, Bachelor of Law

Professional Experience

Since 2013

Des Gouttes & Associés, Geneva, Attorney at Law


Des Gouttes & Associés, Geneva, Trainee


Geneva Parliament, Geneva, Secretary

Practice Areas


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

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