Political and Legal Affairs

The mission of the Embassy of Switzerland’s Political and Legal Affairs Section is to defend and promote Switzerland’s interests in the United States. Its main diplomatic tasks are:

Expertise:
Providing operational expertise in U.S. domestic and foreign policy, the functioning of institutions and legal practices

Cooperation:
Striving toward strengthening bilateral political and legal cooperation, particularly by encouraging official meetings between high-ranking Swiss and U.S. representatives

Network:
Maintaining and developing a network of influential contacts in U.S. political and legal circles in the administration, in Congress and in civil society

Team Members

  • Simon Geissbühler, Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission and Head of Team
  • Philipp Häsler, Counselor, Deputy Head of Political Affairs Team
  • Riccarda Chanda, First Secretary, Legal Advisor, Head of Legal Team
  • Serap Akgül, First Secretary, Political Affairs Team
  • Pierre Della Bianca, Diplomatic Attaché, Political Affairs Team
  • Tony Abate, Senior Advisor for Congressional Affairs
  • Mareike Furlong, Executive Assistant 

 

To contact Political and Legal Affairs:

washington@eda.admin.ch

Tel: +1 (202) 745 7900