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Bär & Karrer Ltd

Employment

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What the team is known for

Assists domestic and international clients with mass dismissals, bonus payments disputes and employment agreements. Has further capabilities advising clients on the employment aspects of M&A transactions, notably with transfers of employees.

Strengths

Clients report that team members are "very diligent, very competent, flexible and practical."

Another says: "Thanks to the knowledge and experience of the lawyers, you get the best advice, assessment and representation for every issue."

Work highlights

Acted for Blackstone on the employment aspects of its EUR1.64 billion acquisition of the European distribution business of CRH.

Notable practitioners

Laura Widmer advises on a variety of employment matters ranging from bonus claims to abusive terminations and litigations. She additionally handles the employment aspects of cross-border M&A transactions. Clients comment: "She is available at any time and always give straight-to-the-point advice and feedback."

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Overview

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

Members

Stoltz, Thomas (Head of Department)

Bader, Daniel

Bernasconi, Michele

Bloch-Riemer, Ruth

Brügger, Urs

Catelli, Cinzia

Chapuis, Cédric

Conrad Hari, Aurélie

Hsu, Peter

Jagmetti, Luca

Lembo, Saverio

Leu, Daniel

Neeracher, Christoph

Reiter, Matthew T.

Seiler, Philippe

Widmer, Laura

Employment

Bär & Karrer Ltd

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Location

Brandschenkestrasse 90

Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

CH-8027

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Switzerland

Employment


Laura Widmer
Band 4