Switzerland: Labour & Employment 2018

This year we highlight 37 labour and employment practitioners who stand out for their exceptional work handling group moves, benefits and compensation, reorganisations and regulatory and auditing matters. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Alfred Blesi Blesi & Papa, Zurich
2. Vincent Carron Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Geneva
3. Ueli Sommer Walder Wyss, Zurich
4. Roberta Papa Blesi & Papa, Zurich
5. Michèle Stutz MME Legal Tax Compliance, Zurich

Employment and pensions law specialist BLESI & PAPA sees three standout practitioners highlighted in this edition, including two of the most highly regarded lawyers in the country.
Alfred Blesi is the foremost labour and employment lawyer in the Swiss market and focuses his top-tier practice on employment and social security matters.
Roberta Papa is “a great employment lawyer” who is highly respected for her “superb work” in relation to restructurings, collective dismissals and terminations.
Thomas Pietruszak wins praise from peers as “an outstanding lawyer” who is “especially good” when it comes to Swiss labour law matters.

LENZ & STAEHELIN also achieves three nominations in this chapter.
Daniel Tunik “really stands out” in the Swiss market, according to sources who highlight him as “a very strong litigator” with a great understanding of employment law.
Rayan Houdrouge is recognised as “a quick thinker and client-oriented lawyer” who boasts “deep knowledge” of employment law. He is highly sought after by clients who praise his “efficient and pragmatic” approach.
Matthias Oertle leads the employment and pensions practice and comes highly recommended for his fantastic work handling related matters for corporate and private clients.

Full-service national firm SCHELLENBERG WITTMER sees two lawyers recognised this year.
Vincent Carron draws effusive praise from market sources who consider him “the best employment and labour lawyer in Geneva” and are “particularly impressed by his experience in labour law issues as well as his detailed knowledge of case law”. One source notes, “He perfectly masters the field – not just the legal issues but also the strategy.”
Anne Roux-Fouillet is an employment law specialist, widely recognised for her exceptional advisory work on matters including terminations, contracts and social insurance. She also stands out for her courtroom work where she is highlighted as an impressive litigator.

At WALDER WYSS Ueli Sommer is a standout name in the Swiss employment market and enjoys a great reputation as “an excellent adviser on compensation schemes”.
Philippe Nordmann is “the best in Basel” according to sources who note he is “very popular with clients” who consider him “a prominent lawyer” in the labour and employment space.

SCHNEIDER TROILLET’s Anne Troillet is “a very well-regarded employment lawyer” who focuses her first-class practice on the whole gamut of related matters including pensions and benefits. 
Jacques-André Schneider impresses sources who recognise his strong expertise in pensions law and note, “He’s a great practitioner who is well known for his work on social insurance issues.”

At STREIFF VON KAENEL Adrian von Kaenel stands out as “a very strong individual” in the labour and employment market. He is “really well regarded” for his work on labour, pensions and company law matters.
Roger Rudolph is “excellent” when it comes to labour and public employment law matters, areas in which he is considered a true expert.

FELLMANN TSCHÜMPERLIN LÖTSCHER’s Regula Suter-Furrer is a widely respected figure in the Swiss market who is “well known for her expertise in tax-related employment law matters”, according to peers.
Raetus Cattelan is an employment law specialist whose top-notch practice encompasses related contracts and insurance matters.

Denis Humbert at HUMBERT HEINZEN LERCH ATTORNEYS AT LAW enjoys “an excellent reputation as a litigator and negotiator” according to sources, one of whom effuses: “I strongly recommend him as one of the leading experts in the field of employment law in Switzerland.”
André Lerch is a fantastic litigator who receives widespread endorsements from respondents for his particular expertise when it comes to compensation schemes.

MME LEGAL TAX COMPLIANCE’s Michèle Stutz is a leading employment and immigration lawyer in the Swiss market who boasts “a great reputation” among peers and clients alike for her vast experience in the field.

At CBWM & ASSOCIÉS, Rémy Wyler is “a very strong and well-known practitioner” who stands out for his “pragmatic” approach to social insurance and labour law matters.

Roger Hischier at SPAHNI STEIN ATTORNEYS AT LAW wins praise as “a great adviser and litigator” from peers, who commend him for his first-class labour law practice.

At GREMPER & PARTNERS, Philipp Gremper enjoys a strong reputation in the Swiss market, most notably for his excellent work on the employee side where he gains recognition for the depth of his expertise.

VISCHER’s Marc Prinz receives commendations from market commentators who describe him as “a great transactional lawyer” known for his excellent employment work, particularly relating to restructurings.

Georges Chanson at CHANSON RECHTSANWALT is “a terrific employment lawyer” recognised by sources for his particularly impressive expertise representing employees from the financial services industry.   

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