Switzerland: Labour & Employment 2019

In this chapter we recognise 37 eminent labour and employment lawyers 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. Ueli Sommer  Walder Wyss Ltd, Zurich 
3. Vincent Carron  Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Geneva
4. Adrian von Kaenel  Streiff von Kaenel, Zurich  
5. Roberta Papa  Blesi & Papa, Zurich

Blesi & Papa achieves four listings in this chapter.
Alfred Blesi comes highly recommended as “an excellent attorney” and “a leading figure” in Switzerland. He has a broad labour and employment practice and is regularly engaged to advise major international companies.
The “excellent” Roberta Papa is a big name in the market and is well known for providing sophisticated human resources and employment advice to large clients. She is an expert in employee reorganisation and has a strong global mobility practice.

Streiff von Kaenel sees two lawyers listed here.
Adrian von Kaenel is endorsed as “a leader in Zurich” and is “very highly recommended” for his expert counsel on labour law and social insurance matters.
Roger Rudolph is a top name in the market who is widely regarded as “one of the best” for providing highly technical labour and employment advice.

Lenz & Staehelin is home to three top employment lawyers.
Daniel Tunik is held in high esteem as “an excellent employment litigator” who impresses peers with his wide-ranging experience in sensitive employment disputes.
Peers “would definitely recommend” Rayan Houdrouge for his superb knowledge of labour law. He has a first-rate employment practice and is very well regarded for his “perfectly balanced analysis”. 
Matthias Oertle “runs a great practice”, say peers who note he is well known for providing expert advice to a range of major clients on complex employment law and pensions issues.

Schellenberg Wittmer achieves two listings in this chapter. 
Vincent Carron is a leading practitioner in Geneva, who comes highly recommended as “a very knowledgeable lawyer” by peers and clients alike. He advises major banks and multinationals in employment disputes.
Anne Roux-Fouillet is a highly regarded employment lawyer who stands out for her “excellent client service” and is well known for providing excellent advice on labour law matters.

Walder Wyss sees two practitioners listed here.
Ueli Sommer is a distinguished practitioner and a go-to name in Switzerland. He is highly knowledgeable on compensation schemes and has a strong corporate practice.
Philippe Nordmann is endorsed as “an excellent and smart lawyer” by peers, who speak highly of his superb employment practice and say, “He is pure class.”

Humbert Heinzen Lerch Attorneys at Law achieves two listings in this chapter.
Denis Humbert “is definitely a name to know” and is widely regarded as “one of the leading Swiss employment lawyers” by peers. He draws praise for “his outstanding conduct in negotiations, extraordinary knowledge and sharp intellect”.
André Lerch enjoys “an excellent reputation” for his superb labour and employment practice and is well known for providing sophisticated advice on termination agreements and collective redundancies.

Georges Chanson of Chanson Rechtsanwalt stands out as “a tough and very smart lawyer” who impresses peers with his experience representing employees in the Swiss financial industry.

At Burckhardt, Regula Hinderling is highly regarded as “a go-to name in Basel”. She is highlighted as “a very specialised employment lawyer” who enjoys an excellent reputation for her superb litigation practice.

Peers do not hesitate to recommend MME Legal Tax Compliance’s Michèle Stutz as “an excellent employment lawyer” with strong experience in employment disputes.

Peter Reinert is a leading light at Baker McKenzie Zurich. He is well known for providing expert employment advice in large transactions and he comes highly recommended as “an excellent lawyer”.

CBWM & Associés’ Rémy Wyler “is certainly a leader in the field”. He stands out as “a very clever lawyer” and impresses peers with his vast knowledge of contractual and administrative labour laws.

Gremper & Partner’s Philipp Gremper is “an excellent and highly respected lawyer” with expert knowledge of employment law and a first-rate employee defence practice.

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