Nathalie Schmid-Bessard

  • Senior Associate

  • Attorney at Law

Languages

French, English, German

Contact details

Expertise

Employment and Immigration

Nathalie Schmid-Bessard regularly advises and represents Swiss and multinational companies, individuals as well as international organizations on all employment law matters. She assists clients in the preparation and enforcement of individual or collective dismissals and regularly provides tailormade trainings/coaching to her clients.

Nathalie Schmid-Bessard also disposes of a strong experience in relocating individuals and their family or their business to Switzerland, negotiating tax rulings and obtaining residence and work permits.

Corporate and Contracts

Nathalie Schmid-Bessard relies on her experience to advise Swiss and international companies to structure and run their business as well as to draft, negotiate, implement and enforce all type of contracts (such as distribution agreement, SLA, non-disclosure (NDA), lease agreement, services and consulting agreement, sale and purchase contracts).

Litigation and Arbitration

Nathalie Schmid-Bessard has a vast experience in dispute resolution before the Geneva Courts including pre-trial strategy, in particular regarding civil and commercial disputes, including banking litigation.

Data Protection and Intellectual Property

Nathalie Schmid-Bessard regularly provides clients from various sectors of activity with data protection advice (LPD, GDPR, transfer of data outside Switzerland, privacy, etc.).

She, among other, assists clients with the audit of their existing intellectual property rights.

Education

2012

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

2011

University of Geneva, Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions

2009

University of Geneva, Master of Law

2008

University of Geneva, Bachelor of Law

Professional Experience

2013

Associate, Des Gouttes & Associés

2010-2012

Trainee Lawyer, Des Gouttes & Associés

2008-2009

Secretary, Geneva Parliament, Geneva

Practice Areas

Memberships

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

Extended Profile

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