Hervé Crausaz

Hervé Crausaz


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Hervé is a member of the dispute resolution group of the firm. He has broad experience in domestic and international litigation, dispute resolution including commercial and employment litigation, white collar crimes, interim measures proceedings, debts collections and insolvency proceedings. Hervé also advises his clients, both corporations and individuals, in relation to corporate and commercial matters. Since 1997, Hervé specializes in all Labor, Employment and Immigration law matters, assisting corporation and private clients in those fields. Hervé acted as Clerk for the Geneva Labor Courts (1997 to 2002) and is a member of the State examination commission for Labor Courts Judges in Geneva.

Notable work
  • Assisting international and national Corporations, Group of companies in Employment matters, including reviewing handbooks, internal regulations, employment agreement, separation agreement, mass/ collective termination, applications for immigration, advising on redundancies, transfers of employees and dispute resolutions
  • Monitoring Incorporation of Companies and subsidiaries in Switzerland of an international group of companies (set-up of the entities and review of the company’s organizational regulations; obtaining administrative license; assisting Corporation and private clients in their relocation to Switzerland and immigration law matters)
  • Counseling Board of Directors, especially in medical field
  • Enforcement of a dispute resolution for private client in a major employment matter involving the recovery of a CHF 2m compensation claim
  • Assisting compliance officer of a major bank within the frame of an important money-laundering case and criminal liability case (USD 50 m damage compensation)
  • Assisting private clients in several insurance and medical law case

Hervé graduated from the University of Geneva in 1994 and qualified in 1996 in Geneva and in 1999 in Vaud. He founded the Firm Schwab Flaherty Hassberger & Crausaz in 2002 and joined Chabrier Avocats SA in 2007 as partner. He graduated from the Lausanne University in 2009 (LL.M in International and Commercial Law).

Other activities and diplomas:

• Arts studies, Geneva University (French and oriental language 1995)
• Lecturer in Commercial law , Swiss Tax Academy (1998-1999)
• Clerk Geneva Labor Courts (1997 -2002)
• Member of the State Examination Commission for Labor Courts Judges in Geneva (since 2003)

Practice Areas
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Private Clients