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Homburger

Employment

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What the team is known for

Respected team advising employers on termination agreements, mass dismissals and employee participation plans. Assists clients with litigation regarding alleged abusive dismissals. Also advises on compensation issues as well as bonus entitlements and claims. Further experience in handling employee transfers, frequently acting for Swiss and multinational companies.

Strengths

One client describes the lawyers as "reputable, strong, efficient and focused on solutions to achieve outstanding results."

Another client lists "responsiveness, high integrity and exceptional work ethics" as the practice's strengths.

Work highlights

Advised Bristol Myers Squibb on various employment aspects of its USD74 billion acquisition of Celgene.

Notable practitioners

The "knowledgeable" Balz Gross advises on employment law in the context of M&A transactions and on employee transfers. He also boasts expertise in terminations and investigations relating to managers and high-level executives.

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Overview

Homburger has a multidisciplinary team of proven employment law specialists. The lawyers in the practice group each focus on one of the following areas: legal transactions, litigation, tax and social security law.

In connection with the restructuring and reorganization of companies, complex problems often arise in relation to employee transfers, staff reductions, contract amendments and severance schemes.

Drawing up contracts for managers can turn into a highly complex task and requires specific experience, in particular in highly regulated industries or listed companies. The issues encountered include developing compensation packages and post-contract non-compete covenants.

The practice group has particular expertise in developing employee participation programs and variable compensation systems. Such incentive systems may include stock, option, cash and capital components, the structure of which is continuously adapted to market conditions and the regulatory environment.

One of the practice group’s particular areas of expertise is conducting litigation in employment law proceedings, often in conjunction with employee participation programs.

Issues relating to data protection and personal rights always play a key role in hiring, drafting contracts and during the term of employment, for example during internal investigations. The practice group offers advice in all of these areas as well as on issues relating to confidentiality and protecting intellectual property rights.

Employment

Homburger

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Location

Prime Tower

Hardstrasse 201

Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

CH-8005

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