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Switzerland: Corporate Immigration Analysis 2016

In this section we single out 15 practitioners specialising in corporate immigration. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Catarina Nägeli Bürgi Nägeli, Zurich
Urs Haegi Vischer, Zurich
Rayan Houdrouge Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva

 Senior partner of Bürgi Nägeli Catarina Nägeli is based in Zurich, from where she advises on corporate immigration matters and is considered “incredibly helpful” and “innovate in finding solutions”.

Vischer’s Urs Haegi advises clients on work permits and is a “highly respected” practitioner in the field. Clients appreciate his “calm demeanour” and “quick turnaround”.

Rayan Houdrouge is head of employment and pensions at Lenz & Staehelin and he has vast experience in corporate immigration matters. Peers praise his “versatile approach”. 

At DGE Avocats - Attorneys-at-Law André Gruber is noted for his “specialist knowledge” of Swiss immigration rules and is “highly sought after” by clients.

BMG’s Manuel Isler is “incredibly insightful” when it comes to business immigration matters. Clients appreciate his “sound advice”.

Christine Beusch-Liggenstorfer is of counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Zurich office. She focuses on immigration and work permits helping clients to meet their business needs and is described as “incredibly commercial in her approach to the law”.

At BCCC Avocats Stéphanie Fuld advises international companies on their immigration needs and “helps to ensure a smooth transition”.

Ueli Sommer heads the employment team at Walder Wyss and counsels international companies on a range of immigration issues with “great results”.

Bär & Karrer’s Thomas Stoltz is an “expert” on Swiss migration law and is “thoroughly recommended” for his work in the field.

Julie Vaisy of LHA Avocats is a “trusted adviser” whose advice is “creative yet practical”.

Homburger’s Regula Fehlmann is noted for her immigration expertise and “diligent manner”.

Adrian Howald at Suter Howald Attorneys at law is “incredibly knowledgeable” and “always on hand to assist” according to clients.

At Fragomen Global Immigration Services, Belgian lawyer Dirk Nuyts heads the Zurich office and assists Swiss and multinational clients with their immigration needs.

At PricewaterhouseCoopers, Martin Zeier regularly assists clients with questions concerning international assignment of employees, work permits and immigration. He heads the employment and immigration practice in Switzerland.

Morad Bürgi & Partners’ Karin Bürgi Locatelli aids clients in obtaining work permits for specialists and core staff and is a “great negotiator”.

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