4 New Law Firms Join Ius Laboris, the Alliance Expands its Coverage to 47 Countries

11 Jun 2015

New entries in Singapore, Canada and Switzerland


Ius Laboris, the world’s largest alliance of law firms specialising in employment and human resources law – which Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci contributed to founding in 2001 – has announced the entrance of four new member la firms.


Presented during the Ius Laboris Annual Conference, held in Chicago on 7th May, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, top law firm in Singapore, Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP, one of Canada’s leading workplace law boutique firms, and the Swiss law firms specialising in employment, pensions and social security law, Blesi & Papa (Zurich) and Schneider Troillet (Geneva), bring the worldwide coverage offered by Ius Laboris to 47 countries and 1,400 legal professionals.


Chris Engels, chairman of Ius Laboris commented: “We are delighted to welcome our new members to the Alliance. We have worked closely with them all for many years and know the quality and depth of their Labour & Employment expertise and the significant reputation of their partners. These are key markets for many of our global clients who require a seamless understanding of local labour legislation set in an international context.”

Sam Everatt, Executive Director of Ius Laboris added: “As always with labour issues, it is important to have the best legal advisors on the ground as employment law varies widely in each jurisdiction. Our new members’ commitment to superior client service will provide an invaluable resource for clients doing business in Asia, North America and Europe.”


The addition of these new member firms and the strengthening of the Alliance’s presence in Asia, North America and Europe continue the Alliance’s strategy of offering unrivalled global coverage to clients through the highest quality labour and employment law specialists who successfully work both nationally and internationally.


New member firms:

  • Rajah & Tann is one of the largest full service law firms in Singapore with over 300 lawyers, providing high quality legal services to national, regional and international clients. The firm’s market leading Employment & Benefits Group is Tier 1 ranked in both Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 and the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015. Rajah & Tann Singapore is also the anchor law firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, a network of 8 law firms with operations in South East Asia and China.



  • Mathews Dinsdale was founded in 1956, and has helped shape and redefine the landscape of Canadian workplace law. With offices in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta, it is the only boutique workplace law firm in Canada with offices in multiple provinces and serves both private and public sector organisations across the country. Clients range from small independent businesses to large multi-national corporations across the economy, including manufacturing, retail, construction and information technology and public sector employers including municipalities, hospitals, ambulance services and not-for-profits.



  • Blesi & Papa was established in 2007 by Alfred Blesi and Roberta Papa, Thomas Pietruszak joined the firm as third partner in 2009. Blesi & Papa is the pre-eminent employment law firm in the German speaking part of Switzerland. It was also the first dedicated employment law firm in Switzerland and has been ranked Band 1 by Chambers Europe since 2010.



  • Schneider Troillet was founded in 2014 and is a boutique law firm specialising in social law in the French speaking part of Switzerland, with a significant international reputation through the experience and expertise of its two founding partners, Anne Troillet and Jacques-André Schneider. In addition to their legal practice, the two partners both speak, write and lecture at the highest level, ensuring they are at the cutting edge of knowledge within their own specialist fields.