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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
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Global Leader

Labour & Employment 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ueli Sommer ranks as a leading name in the Swiss market for labour and employment matters. He is well versed in advising on compensation schemes, workforce restructuring and immigration.​

Biography

Ueli Sommer heads the employment team of Walder Wyss. He has many years of experience in all aspects of employment and labour law, including litigation. He has vast experience in the structuring of complex compensation schemes, including share-based participation plans. His practice covers workforce restructuring and alternative work arrangements. He advises many companies on their immigration issues, in particular for executive employees and in connection with international relocations.

Mr Sommer is a member of the board of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and senior vice chair and quality officer of the discrimination law committee of the International Bar Association. He formerly acted as chair of the international employment law committee of the ABA Section of International Law. Currently, he is also the chairman of the Australian Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Honorary Consul to Australia.

He joined Walder Wyss in 1999. From 2001 to 2002 he worked as a foreign associate at Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney.

Mr Sommer was born in 1970. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Zurich (lic iur). He received his doctorate from Zurich University in 1999. Further, he obtained an LLM from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 2001.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. They specialise in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Their clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ueli Sommer is a top-drawer practitioner with considerable experience advising corporates on compensation schemes, choice of domicile and immigration matters.

Biography

Ueli Sommer heads the employment team of Walder Wyss. He has many years of experience in all aspects of employment and labour law, including litigation. He has vast experience in the structuring of complex compensation schemes, including share-based participation plans. His practice covers workforce restructuring and alternative work arrangements. He advises many companies on their immigration issues, in particular for executive employees and in connection with international relocations.

Mr Sommer is a member of the board of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and senior vice chair and quality officer of the discrimination law committee of the International Bar Association. He formerly acted as chair of the international employment law committee of the ABA Section of International Law. Currently, he is also the chairman of the Australian Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Honorary Consul to Australia.

He joined Walder Wyss in 1999. From 2001 to 2002 he worked as a foreign associate at Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney.

Mr Sommer was born in 1970. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Zurich (lic iur). He received his doctorate from Zurich University in 1999. Further, he obtained an LLM from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 2001.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ueli Sommer is relied upon for his foremost expertise and more than two decades’ experience in compensation schemes, structuring of agreements and complex corporate transactions.

Biography

Ueli Sommer heads the employment team of Walder Wyss. He has many years of experience in all aspects of employment and labour law, including litigation. He has vast experience in the structuring of complex compensation schemes, including share-based participation plans. His practice covers workforce restructuring and alternative work arrangements. He advises many companies on their immigration issues, in particular for executive employees and in connection with international relocations.

Mr Sommer is a member of the board of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and senior vice chair and quality officer of the discrimination law committee of the International Bar Association. He formerly acted as chair of the international employment law committee of the ABA Section of International Law. Currently, he is also the chairman of the Australian Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Honorary Consul to Australia.

He joined Walder Wyss in 1999. From 2001 to 2002 he worked as a foreign associate at Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney.

Mr Sommer was born in 1970. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Zurich (lic iur). He received his doctorate from Zurich University in 1999. Further, he obtained an LLM from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 2001.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

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