Marie BergerPartner

Languages

  • French, English, Spanish, Portuguese

Main fields of activity

  • Family and persons' law (national and international divorce, separation matrimonial estate, judiciary measures of protection of the marital union, international child abduction, registered partnerships)
  • Nuptial and prenuptial agreements
  • Family finances
  • Splitting of occupational pension scheme (second pillar)
  • International private law
  • Medicaly assisted procuration including surrogacy and effects in Switzerland 
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign orders and judgments
  • Family Criminal law

Memberships

  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Lawyers' Federation
  • Human rights Commission of the Geneva Bar

Education

  • Erasmus at the University Panthéon-Assas, Paris, (2003-2004)
  • Law degree and certificate of transnational law at the University of Geneva (2005)
  • Annual teaching session at the International Human Rights' Institute in Strasbourg (2005)
  • Bar Exam in Geneva (2009)

Professional experience

  • Partner of the Firm BRS Avocats (since 2020)
  • Associate lawyer with the Firm BRS Avocats (since 2009).
  • Trainee with the Firm LHA (2007-2008)
  • Trainee with the Geneva Superior Court of Justice (September 2006 - February 2007)

Upcoming conferences

  • June 25, 2021: French Institute of Family and Heritage Law
    Colloquium "L’aliénation parentale : mythe et réalité" - Speaker alongside Dr Paul Bensussan, Frédérique Bozzi, Audrey Decroix, Dr. Anne-Catherine Pernot Masson and Dr Jean-Luc Viaux

Conferences

  • March 19, 2021: IAFL Introduction to European Family Law Webinar Divorce and financial splits: an essential outline - Speaker alongside Agne Limante, Sam Longworth, Iryna Moroz and Séverine Tamburini-Kender
  • January 29, 2021: General Meeting on Family and Heritage Law Workshop News and case-law in PIL animated with Mrs. Delphine Eskenazi, Alexandre Boiché and Professor Michel Farge
  • 19 January 2021: The Law Society. Private Law Brexit transition - Divorce webinar. Speaker alongside Lisette Dupré, Alexandre Boiché and Elaine Richardson
  • 31 January 2020: Etats généraux du Droit de la famille et du patrimoine, Paris
    News and jurisprudence in PIL workshop with Alexandre Boiché and Delphine Eskenazi and Professor Michel Farge
  • 20 March 2020: IAFL Introduction to European Family Law Conference, Kiev
    Divorce and financial splits: an essential outline - Speaker
  • March 2019: IAFL Introduction to Family Law Conference, Milan, The Modern Family, surrogacy, gay marriage and cohabitation rights - Speaker
  • March 2019: Young Bar Association Conference, Geneva, Family law, selected aspects -  Speaker
  • January 2019 : Etats généraux du Droit de la famille et du patrimoine, Paris, Workshop Regards croisés sur l'autorité parentale et la résidence alternée animated with Mes Joaos Camara, Giulia Facchini Martini, Niamh Garvey, Arnaud Gillard, William Healing, Alice Meier-Bourdeau, Béatrice Vignolles
  • October 2018 : National and international approaches to the regulation of surrogate motherhood, University of Lausanne, Speaker alongside Mr Michael Wells-Greco and Mr Konstantinos Rokas
  • December 2015: First Tuesday - Workshops to discuss recent case law, Geneva, Workshop in family law with Mrs. Miranda Liniger Gros, Judge at the Court of First Instance

 

publications

  • Swiss contribution in: Practical Law Family Global Guide, Thomson Reuters (to be published) ( December 2020)