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Baker McKenzie

Employment

1 ranked lawyersBand 2SwitzerlandEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded employment practice that has experience acting on collective dismissals, discrimination cases and changes to multi-jurisdictional employment terms and conditions. Regularly handles the labour aspects of M&A transactions. Also assists with disputes regarding severance policies. Clients benefit from the firm's international network to handle cross-border mandates.

Strengths

Clients note the lawyers' commitment to cases, saying: "They are experts in their field, eager to advise and very enthusiastic when it comes to discussing cases and planning a strategy."

Another client commends the firm's "clear, highly pragmatic and solution-oriented advice," adding that the lawyers are "very responsive and really understand the business."

Work highlights

Acted for UBS on the pension and employment aspects of the sale of a majority stake in UBS Fondcenter to Clearstream.

Notable practitioners

Peter Reinert is a highly regarded practitioner and assists clients with unfair dismissals, plant closures and employee transfers. One client enthuses: "He handled the case in court fabulously and was really well prepared. He has a wide knowledge and expertise."

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Switzerland

Employment


Peter U Reinert
Band 2