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Why

Lawyering for human rights and social justice.

How

Peter & Moreau is a law firm based in Geneva (Switzerland) with secondary offices in Paris (France) that provides consulting and legal defense services.  

Our firm assists a wide range of clients, including private entities and individuals, trade unions, NGOs, and International Organizations. For each case, we adopt a global approach and consider factors like communication and advocacy strategies as powerful leverages for the recognition of our clients’ rights. 

As part of our consulting activities, we evaluate the legal compliance of our clients’ activities and support them in articulating sensitive public positionings. The firm also provides advice and training sessions on the strategic use of international law monitoring mechanisms, such as UN bodies and the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, Peter & Moreau’s attorneys regularly collaborate with International Organizations as external consultants on projects related to equality and non-discrimination, human trafficking and the protection of migrant workers. 

In their judicial work, Peter & Moreau’s attorneys represent clients before Swiss courts, foreign tribunals and international jurisdictions. While we take on a wide variety of cases, our firm has acquired a specific expertise in assisting activists and human rights defenders.

Our firm has also developed a pro bono practice for cases in which impactful litigation is particularly needed. In this context, our efforts have yielded landmark decisions in areas such as the right to peaceful demonstration, non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and the protection of victims of human trafficking. 

Peter & Moreau has a secondary office in Paris (France) and benefits from a strong network of trusted professionals in Switzerland and abroad.  

We assist our clients in French, English, Italian, Spanish, Catalan and Bulgarian. 

What

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

File Applications

We represent clients before the European Court of Human Rights, United Nations Committees, and other international bodies, challenging a wide range of human rights violations. Our cases often involve issues such as unlawful detention, discriminatory practices, acts of torture, denial of fair trial rights, unlawful property seizure, restrictions on freedom of speech and suppression of peaceful protests.

Support NGOs and Unions

Our firm assists NGOs and trade unions with strategic advocacy, helping them navigate through interactions with national, regional, and international authorities and organizations.

Advocate for Compliance

We push for strict compliance with international law in national and regional proceedings to ensure global respect and enforcement of human rights.

CRIMINAL LAW

Legal Assistance for the Accused

We provide expert legal assistance to individuals accused of crimes, focusing particularly on complex or sensitive cases to ensure fair treatment and justice.

Support for Victims

Our firm supports victims of serious offenses, including sexual integrity violations, human trafficking, and abuses by public officials.

Extradition and International Assistance

We assist individuals facing extradition orders or involved in international mutual assistance measures, ensuring their rights are protected across borders.

LABOR LAW

Legal Representation and Negotiation

We represent workers in Swiss labor law proceedings and negotiations for termination agreements. We also assist victims of workplace discrimination and harassment, ensuring fair outcomes and protecting their rights.

International Public Service Law

Our expertise extends to representing public servants in disputes under international public service law, safeguarding their employment rights and interests.

Support and Investigations

We conduct workplace investigations, serve as external trusted persons to address complex issues, and provide expert legal opinions and reports on labor law and international labor standards.

MIGRATION AND ASYLUM LAW

Legal Advice and Representation

We provide counsel and representation in matters of foreign nationals’ rights, asylum law, and other forms of international protection. Our firm stands by individuals facing administrative detention, deportation, and expulsion procedures, ensuring their rights are defended.

Immigration Procedures

We assist clients with naturalization processes, including advice on acquiring Swiss nationality, as well as applications for visas, study, residence, and work permits, facilitating smooth transitions and compliance with local regulations.

Legal Opinions and Reporting

Our expertise extends to drafting legal opinions and reports on national and international migration law, providing authoritative advice and thorough analyses to support our clients’ cases.

Who

CÉLINE MOREAU
OLIVIER PETER
MILENA PEEVA
VALERIE DEBERNARDI
CARLO SOMMARUGA
BÉNÉDICT DE MOERLOOSE
Chloé Audigier
EMMA LIDÉN
Nina Schneider
SAMY MAHJOUBI
ANUKA SCHUBERT
ANNA SERRA PICAMAL
RUZA LUKIC

Contact

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  • Rue des Pavillons 17 / CP 90 / CH - 1211 Geneva 4
  • 208 bis, Rue Lafayette / FR - 75010 Paris

Recruitment

Peter Moreau receives applications. If you are ready to engage with conviction in our activities, have experience in the non-profit sector, a keen interest in international law and excellent language skills, please send us your application (CV, cover letter, work certificates and transcripts) at info@petermoreau.ch.