Legal Expat’s primary mission is to offer to the expatriate community living and working in Switzerland quality content with practical and useful information regarding the various issues you may face as an expat in Switzerland. Such information is provided by lawyers registered at the Geneva Bar and immigration law specialists.

Legal Expat also offers a monthly newsletter to subscribers, which reviews Swiss legal news of interest to expatriates.

Legal Expat Consultation Desk

Legal Expat offers legal consultations open to anyone facing employment law issues. We offer consultations for a competitive flat fee of CHF 300.-. Our fees include a full review of your situation and a meeting in person or by zoom.

Consultations are given by English-speaking lawyers experienced in employment law issues and registered with the Geneva Bar Association. 

Our consultations typically cover the following issues:
  • Review of a termination agreement
  • Review of a non-compete clause
  • Advise on an employment contract before signing it
  • Examination of the respect of the swiss legal framework in case of termination
  • Review of contractual document
  • Negotiation with the employer
In the case of additional assistance, the activity is charged on an hourly rate basis.

Need Court support ?

Legal Expat works in collaboration with the Geneva-based law firm OA LEGAL. The lawyers of the firm assist a large number of expatriates in employment law disputes mainly in the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais.

They also have a network of correspondents when it comes to cases located in German-speaking jurisdictions.