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Employment covers both contentious and non-contentious employment matters relating to day-to-day business issues as well as mergers and takeovers. Includes employment litigation related to sex, race, age discrimination. Issues relating to employee immigration, transfer of employees, working hours and pensions are also considered in this section, unless a more specific section exists within the jurisdiction.

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Band 1
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    Blesi & Papa
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Blesi & Papa is a highly regarded boutique with an outstanding reputation for employment contracts as well as mass dismissals. The law firm frequently advises on bonus claims and contract terminations, in addition to assisting with investigations. The team is active in the areas of pensions and social security, acting for both employers and employees. It boasts additional expertise in immigration and data protection matters.
  2. Streiff von Kaenel
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    Streiff von Kaenel
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Streiff von Kaenel's prestigious team advises both employers and employees on a range of collective and individual labour and employment issues. The department is particularly strong on mandates relating to social security, occupational pensions and public service. It advises private individuals as well as domestic and international corporations and public institutions. The team acts on both civil and criminal law elements of employment matters. It is well regarded in the area of contract law and also active on matters related to employment regulation.
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Band 2
  1. Homburger
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    Homburger
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Homburger has a respected team which advises employers on termination agreements, mass dismissals and employee participation plans. The law firm assists clients with litigation regarding alleged abusive dismissals. The department also advises on compensation issues as well as bonus entitlements and claims. It has further experience in handling employee transfers, frequently acting for Swiss and multinational companies.
  2. Niederer Kraft Frey
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    Niederer Kraft Frey
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Niederer Kraft Frey has a strong focus acting on employment matters arising from M&A transactions, including cross-border mandates. The law firm advises companies on pensions, employee transfers, compensations and internal investigations. The team has further capabilities in wrongful termination and discrimination cases. It also assists with the drafting of internal procedures and regulations.
  3. Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
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    Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Schellenberg Wittmer is a strong outfit advising on employment matters relating to domestic and international M&A transactions. The team often represents employers in litigation cases concerning terminations and discrimination claims. The law firm also acts on social security issues. The department advises a varied client roster consisting of construction companies, financial institutions and healthcare providers.
  4. Walder Wyss Ltd
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    Walder Wyss Ltd
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Walder Wyss has an experienced team which represents clients in mass dismissals as well as outsourcing mandates. The law firm assists employers with pensions and social security matters, and also advises on transactional matters. The team is additionally experienced handling bonus claims.
  5. Baker McKenzie
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. BianchiSchwald LLC
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    BianchiSchwald LLC
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    BianchiSchwald advises both employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious employment mandates. The team possesses notable expertise in contract drafting and social security matters. The department has further strengths in handling immigration issues, such as cross-border transfers of employees and work permits.
  2. Lenz & Staehelin
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    Lenz & Staehelin
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Lenz & Staehelin is a noteworthy practice group assisting with mass dismissals, employee benefits and social security issues. The team also acts on the employment aspects of M&A transactions, with further experience in handling litigation resulting from the termination of senior executives. The law firm is well versed to advise on the transfer of employees and issues pertaining to pensions.
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Band 4
  1. Bär & Karrer Ltd
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    Bär & Karrer Ltd
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Bär & Karrer assists domestic and international clients with mass 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.
  2. MLL Legal
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    MLL Legal
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep is an active team regularly representing companies in disputes with former employees. The department is experienced in handling contract terminations, immigration issues and mass dismissals. It has further experience of litigation regarding bonus claims. Clients include those from the hospitality, financial services and automotive sectors.
  3. Pestalozzi
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    Pestalozzi
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Pestalozzi offers expertise in transaction-related matters including mass dismissals and employee transfers. The law firm represents clients in contentious mandates, such as wrongful terminations. The team also assists clients with the exit of senior employees, with further experience in advising on non-compete clauses.
  4. Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG
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    Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte advises senior-level employees on termination packages and acts for employers on transfers of undertakings as well as changes to compensation packages. The team is experienced in handling immigration matters. Its clients include energy and telecommunications companies.
  5. Troillet Meier Raetzo
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    Troillet Meier Raetzo
    Employment
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Troillet Meier Raetzo assists with a range of employment and social security issues, including issues pertaining to business relocation. The team also provides advice on pensions. Its clients are drawn from the automotive and energy sectors.