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Blesi & Papa
Usteristrasse 10, am Löwenplatz
CH - 8021 Zürich

Switzerland > Employment Tier 2

The boutique firm of Blesi & Papa focuses exclusively on employment matters for its clients, who commend the firm as ‘extremely knowledgeable'. Partners Alfred Blesi, Roberta Papa, Rene Hirsiger, and Thomas Pietruszak are all certified Swiss bar association (SBA) specialists in employment law, while Blesi and Papa possess additional qualifications as social security experts. Matters covered by the firm include employment litigation, social security issues, employee data protection, cross-border relocations, internal investigations, termination agreements, and executive compensation.

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Alfred Blesi is a seasoned practitioner with an in-depth command of his field of practice combined with an extensive experience of litigation. One of the top-notch labour lawyers in Switzerland.

We mostly collaborated with Roberta Papa and Rene Hirsiger. It was a great pleasure to collaborate with them and we will contact them again for future legal cases.

Roberta Papa has familiarised herself with the required special law and has acquired a very high level of expertise in various areas of law relevant to our cases. It is almost impossible to find a lawyer in Switzerland who has an overview of all relevant aspects as she does. We are also lawyers ourselves and we appreciate her extraordinarily also because she is always very precise and thinks of all eventualities without being extravagant. She is also exceptionally pleasant to collaborate with.

Boutique firm focused on employment law – extremely experienced and knowledgeable in this field.

Roberta Papa has been advising us for five years and I can only praise her excellent service. Almost always she is able to advise immediately without having to research information. Her in depth knowledge about the theory and also practice in Swiss employment law matters is impressive.

Key clients


Credit Suisse


Rockwell Automation


Blesi & Papa is a leading employment boutique law firm located in Zurich, Switzerland. Established in 2007, Blesi & Papa was the first law firm in Switzerland to focus exclusively on employment, labour, social security, and pensions law. The firm consists of highly qualified and experienced employment lawyers, all with corporate law firm backgrounds.

Blesi & Papa offers a comprehensive range of employment-related legal services, including individual and collective employment law, pensions and social security, data protection and related areas, work permits for key employees, non-contentious and contentious matters, including litigation in court and representation of clients before arbitral tribunals and administrative agencies. The firm’s structure ensures that clients receive maximum partner attention in a solution-oriented and practical way.

Blesi & Papa’s specialists have extensive experience representing clients in employment litigation and employment-related administrative proceedings before Swiss courts and authorities. Additionally, the firm handles complex cross-border employment matters and is able to provide support to clients in cross-border matters by collaborating with colleagues from Ius Laboris, the global alliance of leading human resources law firms.

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Olivia Biehal photo Olivia BiehalOlivia Biehal is Associate at Blesi & Papa with 5 years of…
Alfred Blesi photoDr Alfred BlesiAlfred Blesi is co-founder of Blesi & Papa and partner of the…
René Hirsiger photoDr René HirsigerRené Hirsiger is partner of Blesi & Papa with 12 years of…
Joy Malka photo Joy MalkaJoy Malka is Associate at Blesi & Papa with 7 years of…
Roberta Papa photo Roberta PapaRoberta Papa is co-founder of Blesi & Papa and partner of the…
Thomas Pietruszak photo Thomas PietruszakThomas Pietruszak is co-founder of Blesi & Papa and partner of the…
Nina Rabaeus photo Nina RabaeusNina Rabaeus is Senior Associate at Blesi & Papa with 8 years…
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