Marc Hassberger

Marc Hassberger


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Marc Hassberger has a comprehensive experience in all fields of litigation, both commercial and private, as well as in arbitration proceedings. He represents clients on a regular basis in front of Swiss jurisdictions or arbitration courts in financial and commercial proceedings, including labor law disputes, attachments and other provisional measures.

Marc also specializes in the field of criminal law, with an emphasis on financial crime, money laundering, fraud, corruption, criminal organizations, etc. Marc represents clients both in front of local and federal criminal courts.

Hassberger, Marc


Marc has gathered extensive experience in international legal assistance in criminal, civil and administrative matters, and recent cases have involved France, Italy, Belgium Spain, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Marc also advises companies, individuals and governments bodies on general aspects of their day to day life in Switzerland, from structuring/purchase of the company to more general and daily matters with an emphasis on employment matters.

Notable work
  • Representation of clients in various banking law litigations;
  • Representing a foreign government in local litigations;
  • Advising foreign government (directly or through diplomatic missions) as well as multi-national companies in Swiss employment matters, including mass redundancies and employment-related aspects of restructuration of activities;
  • Lead counsel in various criminal assistance cases (both documentary and extradition) with various countries including Italy, France, the USA, Russia, Egypt;
  • Lead counsel in a various complex litigation taking place in multiple jurisdictions involved;
  • Assisting client very large cases before the Federal authorities;
  • Advising and organizing a settlement in a very complex multi-jurisdiction litigation;
  • Lead counsel in defense of a very prominent foreign press agency in media law case;
  • Assisting multi-national companies and foreign  university in immigration law matters;
  • Lead counsel in defending financial intermediary in administrative litigation against Swiss Financial regulatory body;
  • Regulatory advice to financial an multi-national companies (anti money-laundering, stock-exchange etc. legislations);

Bachelor’s Law degree, University of Geneva (1994);

LL.M., International Business Law, King’s College London (2000);

Professional experience since 1995:

1995-1997 Legal internship: Me Michel A. Halpérin of Bernheim, Ming, Halpérin & Ducret-Burger  1998-1999: attorney-at-law with Ziegler, Poncet, Grumbach (1998-1999)
2000-2002: attorney-at-law with Lohman Schwab Flaherty & Associés
2002:  Founding partner of Schwab Flaherty Hassberger & Crausaz;
2007:  Separation from SFHC to join with Chabrier Avocats SA from November 2007 as partner in charge of Litigation

Practice Areas

Litigation & Arbitration