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Europe Guide 2023
Switzerland Employment
Band 4

1 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Bär & Karrer Ltd

We advise corporate clients and high-level management employees on all matters relating to employment relationships and, in collaboration with our tax and social security teams, with regard to all employment related tax and social security aspects.

Our specialized and well-experienced team assists our clients with regard to all administrative and legal aspects of work and residence permit applications related to international recruitments.

  • Preparing and advising on standard and tailor made employment contracts
  • Incentive and employee participation plans
  • Bonus schemes
  • Maternity/paternity queries
  • Individual and mass dismissals
  • Immigration (work and residence permits)
  • Employment law mediation and litigation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Discrimination issues
  • Whistleblowing issues
  • Data protection compliance (national and international)
  • Work place safety standards
  • Staff handbooks/policies/procedures
  • HR issues in M&A and private equity transactions
  • HR issues in insolvencies

Chambers Review

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Employment - Switzerland
Band 4
What the team is known for

Bär & Karrer assists domestic and international clients with mass and executive dismissals, bonus payments disputes and pension issues. The law firm has further capabilities advising clients on the employment aspects of M&A transactions, notably with transfers of employees.

Work Highlights

Provided by Bär & Karrer Ltd
  • Bär & Karrer advised Deutsche Börse on the acquisition of a majority stake in Crypto Finance.

Notable Practitioners

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Laura Widmer
Band 3

Laura Widmer often advises on a range of employment matters, including employee transfers, social security matters and litigations. She also acts on employment issues related to M&A transactions.

"It is a real pleasure to work with Laura Widmer as she provides a fast and accurate analysis of the situation and very clear answers."

"She is super quick and an excellent listener. She never rushes her decisions, rather she tries to understand both sides. She is very sympathetic towards us and very realistic in her answers. I feel confident with her advice."

"Laura Widmer is doing a great job and she is really focused on employment law."

Ranked Lawyers at
Bär & Karrer Ltd

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Laura Widmer
Band 3


Provided by Bär & Karrer Ltd

Aurélie Conrad Hari

Christoph Neeracher

Cinzia Catelli

Cédric Chapuis

Daniel Bader

Daniel Leu

Luca Jagmetti

Matthew T. Reiter

Michele Bernasconi

Peter Hsu

Philippe Seiler

Ruth Bloch-Riemer

Saverio Lembo

Thomas Stoltz

Head of Department

Urs Brügger