Vanessa Thompson

Vanessa Thompson

MLaw, Attorney at Law

vanessa.thompson@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Rue François-Bellot 6
CH-1206 Geneva

Tel +41 58 200 32 00

Fax +41 58 200 32 11


Vanessa Thompson performed her attorney internship between 2013 and 2015 with the firm dePfyffer, then joined the same firm as an associate in 2015. She primarily practices in the area of civil law (legal advice and litigation), including family law and divorce law.

Holder of a bilingual French-German Bachelor's degree and Master's degree, she practices law in French, German and English.


Practice areas
  • Private Law (mainly family law and divorce law, estate law, contract law, including employment law and lease law)
  • Immigration law
  • Civil procedure
Practice groups
  • Private clients
  • Employment law
Education
  • 2015: Bar admission, Canton of Geneva
  • 2013: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, University of Geneva (ECAV)
  • 2013: Master (bilingual) in Law, University of Fribourg
  • 2011: Bachelor (bilingual) in Law, University of Fribourg
  • 2009-2010: Erasmus exchange, University of Leiden (Netherlands)
  • 2007: Bilingual secondary school diploma (baccalaureate) with mention of excellence, Gymnase de Morges
Experience / Career
  • Since 2019: Attorney and Associate at Kellerhals Carrard, Geneva
  • 2015-2018: Attorney and Associate at de Pfyffer|Avocats, Geneva
  • 2013-2015: Trainee Attorney with de Pfyffer|Avocats, Geneva
  • Summer 2011: Legal internship with the firm BCCC, Lausanne
  • Summer 2010: Legal internship, State of Vaud, Gollion
Languages
  • French
  • German
  • English
Memberships
  • Junior Bar Association (Geneva)
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association