Lawyers

Roxane Sheybani

Partner

roxane.sheybani@oratiofortis.ch 

Luana Roberto

Partner

CAS Human Rights

luana.roberto@oratiofortis.ch 

Saskia von Fliedner

Partner

saskia.vonfliedner@oratiofortis.ch 

Dahlia El Hakim

Intern

dahlia.elhakim@oratiofortis.ch 

Roxane Sheybani

Roxane Sheybani is a specialist in immigration law, as well as civil and criminal litigation. In a humane and efficient manner, she advises and represents her clients before the criminal, civil and administrative Courts, at the cantonal, federal and international levels.


In addition to her activity as a lawyer, she sits as a coordinator of both the Asylum and Immigration Law Group and Equality group of the Human Rights Committee of the Geneva Bar Association. She also organizes the Immigration Law Forum, regularly speaks at conferences and contributes to publications related to her fields of specialization.


Roxane Sheybani has been practicing as an independent lawyer since 2016 and created OratioFortis in 2021. She had previously worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and for the Legal Aid Service for Exiles, an association specialized in the defense of refugees.


Main areas of practice
  • Immigration law
  • Human rights
  • Criminal law

Education and Admission
  • Swiss Bar Admission (2014)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions (2012), University of Geneva
  • Master of International and European Law (2010), University of Geneva
  • Bachelor of Law (2009), University of Geneva
Professional experience
  • Co-founder of OratioFortis Avocates (2021)
  • Co-founder of MSS Law (2017)
  • Independent lawyer (since 2016)
  • Union Secretary at Syndicat interprofessionnel de travailleurses et travailleurs (SIT) (2015)
  • Associate at Schneider Troillet Law Firm, Geneva (2015)
  • Junior associate at Ming, Halpérin, Burger & Inaudi Law Firm, Geneva (2012 - 2014)
  • Jurist at Service d’aide juridique aux exilé-e-s (SAJE), Lausanne (2011 - 2012)
  • Trainee at UNHCR, legal division (2010 - 2011)
Professional affiliations
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
Languages
  • French
  • English


Contributions and conferences

Classée parmi les meilleures études d’avocat·e·s de Suisse pour le droit des migrations en 2021 

Le Temps 

1er trimestre 2021 - Genève 


La loi fédérale sur l'égalité (LEg) devant les tribunaux

Editions Juridiques Libres (Freier Juristischer Verlag) - coédité avec la Professeure Karine Lempen

2020 - Lausanne - ouvrage


30ème Marathon du droit, Droit des migrations 2019 – 2020

Commission de formation permanente de l’Ordre des avocats de Genève

31 octobre 2020 - Genève - conférence


La loi fédérale sur l’égalité (LEg) devant les tribunaux

Revue de l’avocat 10/20 - avec Me Jacopo Ograbeck

Octobre 2020 - Berne - contribution


Voies de droit extraordinaires en matière d’asile

Asylex Academy 

3 & 4 octobre 2020 - Neuchâtel - conférence


Classée parmi les meilleures études d’avocat·e·s de Suisse pour le droit des migrations en 2020 

Le Temps 

1er mai 2020 - Genève 


Violences conjugales et annulation de la naturalisation facilitée 

Plaidoyer 02/2020 

Avril 2020 - Zurich - contribution


Le délit de solidarité en droit suisse, européen et mondial

Conférence du Jeune Barreau - avec Kristina Touzenis, Cheffe de l’Unité Juridique de l’Organisation Internationale pour les migrations (OIM) et Massimo Frigo de la Commission internationale des juristes (CIJ)

10 décembre 2019 - Genève - conférence


28ème Marathon du droit, Droit des migrations 2018 – 2019 

Commission de formation permanente de l’Ordre des avocats de Genève

9 novembre 2019 - Genève - conférence


Triathlon du droit, Droit des migrations 2018 – 2019 

Fédération suisse des avocats

15 juin 2019 - Lucerne - conférence


Quels droits pour les personnes transgenres en 2019 

Revue de l’avocat 5/2019 - avec Lynn Bertholet

Mai 2019 - Berne - contribution 


Classée parmi les meilleures études d’avocat·e·s de Suisse pour le droit des migrations en 2019 

Le Temps 

3 mai 2019 - Genève


26ème Marathon du droit, Droit des migration 2017 – 2018 

Commission de formation permanente de l’Ordre des avocats de Genève

10 novembre 2018 - Genève - conférence 


Avocat·e de permanence en matière de mesures de contrainte et d’éloignement visant les étrangers : la gestion d’une audience devant le TAPI et les incontournables de la jurisprudence 

Jeune Barreau - avec Me Léonard Micheli

22 octobre 2018 - Genève - conférence


Triathlon du droit, Droit des migrations 2017 – 2018 

Fédération suisse des avocats 

1er septembre 2018 - Berne - conférence 


Classée parmi les meilleures études d’avocat·e·s de Suisse pour le droit des migrations en 2018 

Le Temps 

3 mai 2018- Genève


Avocat de permanence en matière de mesures de contrainte et d’éloignement visant les étrangers : la gestion d’une audience devant le TAPI et les incontournables de la jurisprudence 

Jeune Barreau - avec Me Brice Van Erps

11 décembre 2017 - Genève - conférence 


La violenza contro le donne nel web e offline : prevenzione e contrasto 

Unione forense per la tutela dei diritti umani

26 mai 2017- Rome - conférence 


Avocat de permanence en matière de mesures de contrainte et d’éloignement visant les étrangers : la gestion d’une audience devant le TAPI et les incontournables de la jurisprudence 

Jeune Barreau - avec Mes Arnaud Moutinot et Sandro Vecchio

24 octobre 2016 - Genève - conférence


Questions choisies concernant la représentation juridique des requérants d’asile dans le cadre de la refonte de la loi sur l’asile 

Ordre des Avocats de Genève - Lettre du Conseil n° 62 - avec Mes Léonard Micheli, Arnaud Moutinot et Brice van Erps

Mars 2016 - Genève - contribution


Images d’asile 

Exposition du photographe Clovis Toraman

26 septembre 2015 - Genève - conférence



Luana Roberto

Partner - CAS Human Rights

luana.roberto@oratiofortis.ch

Following her admission to the Geneva Bar in 2013, Luana Roberto practiced in three major Geneva law firms before joining the Geneva Criminal Court in 2017. She has been practicing as an independent lawyer since 2020. Continually driven by her strong instinct to defend the interests of others, she is committed to her clients, whether they are individuals, companies, international organizations or states, and offer them innovative, pragmatic and tailor-made solutions. 


Luana Roberto holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Lausanne, a Master's degree in International and European Law from the University of Geneva, a Certificate of Specialization in Lawyers and a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Human Rights. Firmly convinced that a lawyer never ceases to continue his/her legal education and improve his/her practice, she is currently completing a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Juvenile Justice. She has also had the opportunity to study and work in England, Spain and Italy, which has contributed to develop her adaptability and language skills, as well as her academic experience as a member of the Examination Board and External Assistant at the University of Bologna.

Her practice focuses mainly on general, economic and international criminal law cases involving complex legal issues, as well as international assistance and asset recovery, where she advises her clients at all procedural stages, before cantonal, federal, regional or international authorities, or within the framework of negotiations.


Luana Roberto also advises numerous companies, start-ups and associations in their daily challenges, be it in contract law, commercial law, new technologies or real estate law.

In the course of her practice, she has also assisted individuals in matrimonial and inheritance law procedures, including cases involving private international law.


Eager to put her skills at the service of the dissemination of law around the world, Luana Roberto joined the Committee of Experts for the Great Lakes Competition in 2019, a competition and training program in human rights, international and humanitarian law, which takes place annually in Rwanda and gathers participants of 30 universities from the area, as well as experts from around the world. In addition, she is a member of the Advisory Board and responsible for the legal pole of Rezalliance, an association for the advancement of inclusion in the professional world, an area of law she also practices.

Main areas of practice
  • General and economical criminal law
  • Criminal/public/civil international law
  • Human rights
  • Mutual legal assistance in criminal matters
  • Asset recovery, debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • Contract law
  • Commercial and associative law
  • Real estate law
  • Labor law
  • Family and inheritance law

Education
  • Certificate in advanced Studies (CAS) Juvenile Justice, University of Geneva and International Institute for the rights of the child and Terre des hommes (2021)
  • Certificate in advanced Studies (CAS) Human Rights, University of Geneva (2017)
  • Swiss Bar Admission (2013)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, University of Geneva (2011)
  • Master of international and European Law, University of Geneva(2010)
  • Student Exchange Program, University of Bologna (2009-2010)
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Lausanne (2008)
  • Student Exchange Program, University of Salamanca (2006-2007)
Practice area
  • Co-founder of OratioFortis Avocates (2021)
  • Member of the Advisory Board and Head of the Legal Department, Rezalliance Association, Geneva (from October 2020)
  • Independent lawyer, Geneva (2020)
  • Expert in the Great Lakes training program and competition in Kigali, Rwanda, and member of the Committee for the Great Lakes competition, Swiss law association, Geneva (from December 2018) 
  • Deliberating clerk, Criminal Court of the Republic and Canton of Geneva (2017- 2019)
  • Associate attorney, Keppeler Avocats and @lex Avocats, Geneva (2014-2017)
  • Member of the Examination Commission and external assistant (cultore della materia) of the University of Bologna, Chair of Environmental Law, Italy (since November 2011)
  • Trainee lawyer, Ming Halpérin Burger & Inaudi, Geneva (2011-2013)
  • Trainee in the legal department, Relate, Bournemouth, England (2010)

Professional affiliations
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Swiss Association
  • International Association of Young Lawyers
  • International Association of Lawyers
  • Swiss Human Rights League
  • Business Network International
  • Rezalliance
  • Great Lakes Committee

Langues
  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese


Saskia von Fliedner

Saskia von Fliedner has been a member of the Geneva Bar since 2015. She is a skillful lawyer who has practiced both in law firms and in public administration. With her pragmatic approach to cases, she will guide you towards an effective solution, whether through litigation or negotiation. She will defend your interests with determination, uprightness and commitment.


Saskia von Fliedner was admitted to the bar in 2015. After obtaining a Master's degree in General Law (bilingual French-German) at the University of Fribourg, she becames a trainee in a Geneva law firm where she mainly practiced litigation,, especially in the area of criminal law.


She then worked for three years as a legal advisor for a city of more than 30'000 inhabitants and employing more than 500 people. In this context, she notably advised and trained department heads in the public sector and supported the general secretariat in the negotiation and monitoring of numerous large-scale real estate projects. She was also responsible for drafting municipal regulations in compliance with cantonal, federal and constitutional laws. As the city’s only lawyer, she advised all departments on a variety of day-to-day legal issues such as data protection, land use planning, leases, service contracts, criminal law, property law, labor law. Working closely with the Administrative Council, she assisted it in taking complex administrative decisions.

In parallel to her part-time activity with the City of Vernier, Saskia von Fliedner continued to practice in a small law firm in Geneva. She advised and represented clients in criminal law, traffic law, family law, administrative law, bankruptcy law, immigration law and banking law.


In February 2021, Saskia von Fliedner founded OratioFortis together with Roxane Sheybani and Luana Roberto.


Deeply aware of ecological and social challenges, Saskia von Fliedner has been involved in local politics since 2016 and has an extensive network in the Canton of Vaud.


Main areas of practice
  • Public law (construction law, public contract)
  • Contract law
  • General criminal law
  • Immigration law
  • Traffic law
  • Associative law
  • Labor law
  • Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • Family law

Education
  • Swiss Bar Admission (2015)
  • Master of law, bilingual French and German, University of Fribourg (2013)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, University of Geneva (2012)
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Geneva (2009)

Professional experience
  • Co-founder of OratioFortis Avocates (2021)
  • Jurist at the General Secretary of Vernier City (2016-2019)
  • Associate attorney, Isabel von Fliedner Law Firm (2015-2017)
  • Trainee lawyer, Keppeler Avocats, Geneva (2013-2015)
  • Trainee, Python & Peter, Geneva (2013)

Professional affiliations
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Swiss Association
  • International Association of Young Lawyers
  • International Association of Lawyers
  • Swiss Human Rights League

Langues
  • French
  • English 
  • German

Dahlia El Hakim

Dahlia El Hakim is committed to human rights both in her professional and volunteer activities, as well as in her studies.


She holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Geneva and is currently completing her Master's in Law. In addition to her studies, she has been working with Roxane Sheybani since 2019 as an administrative assistant and legal intern.

Dahlia El Hakim is actively involved in several feminist associations. She is a member of the Committee of the Association of Progressive Lawyers at the University of Geneva (AJP-UNI) and of the Swiss League for Human Rights (LSDH-Ge).


She is also active in the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) and in the Academic Horizon Program of the University of Geneva. Finally, she regularly participates in the Law Clinic Seminar of the University of Geneva on "The Rights of People with Disabilities".



Education
  • Master of law, University of Geneva (since 2020)
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Geneva (2020)

Professional experience
  • Legal intern and administrative assistant, OratioFortis Avocates (2021)
  • Administrative assistant, MSS Law (2019-2021)
  • Mentoring Manager for Academic Horizon, University of Geneva (2019-2020)
  • Refugee Integration Project Manager, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) (2018-2020)

Professional affiliations
  • Swiss Human Rights League (LSDH-GE)
  • Association of Progressive Lawyers at the University of Geneva (AJP-UNI)
  • Institute of Legal and Feminist Studies (FRI)

Languages
  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • Arabic (spoken)