BILANZ ranking of the Swiss top law firms

Blesi & Papa repeatedly top ranked for employment and social security law in the Swiss business magazine BILANZ:

In 2018, like in 2017, BILANZ published rankings of the top Swiss law firms. The rankings are based on interviews with 7200 (6500) lawyers, about 450 (400) inhouse counsels, the general counsels of the biggest 500 firms in Switzerland, and clients of the law firms. The broad survey led to top-lists of 20 law firms per area of expertise, with the following result for Blesi & Papa*:


  • employment law (employers): no. 1
  • employment law (employees): no. 1
  • social security law: no. 3


  • employment law (employers): no. 1
  • employment law (employees): no. 1
  • social security law: no. 3

* based on frequency of recommendations from lawyers and clients

Chambers Europe

2018: "Market-leading boutique with an outstanding reputation"

2017: "Market leaders with an outstanding reputation" 

"Clients are delighted with the firm's value for money, enthusing that "they are worth each Swiss franc" and that "the level of service is comparable to a big firm but without the big price.""

2016: "Blesi & Papa has an outstanding portfolio of cases. They are a boutique with big success."

2015: "Outstanding employment boutique widely recognised for providing long-standing and in-depth expertise in all areas of labour law. Acknowledged for its involvement in the most complex mandates in the Swiss market." 

2014: "The uncontested leader for employment law matters."

2013: "The team at this boutique firm is widely considered to be a market leader in employment. It is mandated by a host of top-flight clients and continues to add impressive names to its already strong docket. The firm has a strong track record advising companies from the financial sector and has an excellent reputation for its expertise on social security matters. The three partners are all certified Swiss Bar Association employment specialists and interviewees widely agree that the team offers superb value for money."

2012: "Sources agree that this boutique firm has one of the most prestigious employment practices in Switzerland."

2011: „The firm's three partners represent a wide variety of prestigious national and international business clients in the corporate and financial sectors."

2010: „...'flexibility and amazing service, especially when we need immediate support.' ..."

2009: „... one of the best players in the market."

2008: „... the first of its kind in its dedication to employment law ..."

Blesi & Papa is ranked among the best Swiss employment law firms. The law firm is recognised as the first Swiss niche employment and pensions law boutique.

Alfred Blesi, Roberta Papa and Thomas Pietruszak are all ranked as "Leading Individuals" in the category Employment Switzerland

  • Top Ranked Champers Europe

Who’s Who Legal

Alfred Blesi, Roberta Papa and Thomas Pietruszak are ranked among the seven most highly regarded experts in Management Labour & Employment in Who's Who Legal Switzerland 2016.

Alfred Blesi and Roberta Papa are also ranked as leading practitioners in Pensions & Benefits.