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Employment

Working Hard to Your Advantage

Our Employment Law Group consists of multilingual lawyers. Our team includes four Certified Specialists SBA Employment Law and one holder of a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Employment law.

„the ‘excellent’ team at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is particularly strong in employment litigation, but also has remarkable expertise in immigration law and data protection issues.“

Legal 500

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Vincent Carron
Partner Geneva
Dr. Christine Beusch-Liggenstorfer
Of Counsel Zurich
Partners
Vincent Carron
Partner Geneva
Full Team
Vincent Carron
Partner Geneva
Dr. Christine Beusch-Liggenstorfer
Of Counsel Zurich
Michael Hess
Counsel Zurich
Dr. Catherine Weniger
Counsel Geneva
Laurence Crittin
Associate Geneva
Paula Custer
Associate Zurich
Zlatina Iliev
Associate Zurich
Anne Roux-Fouillet
Associate Geneva
Dr. Aurélien Witzig
Associate Geneva

Expertise

Schellenberg Wittmer’s Employment Law Group has extensive experience advising clients in all matters of employment and employment-related law. We offer advice and assistance to our clients. In particular, in the following areas:

  • Day to day advice in all employment law matters;
  • Negotiation, drafting and review of employment contracts, termination agreements, personnel handbooks, relocation policies, expense policies and all contractual documents related to employment law;
  • Structuring of remuneration and bonus schemes such as deferred compensation, employee participation (share or stock option plans, etc.) or other schemes;
  • Representation of clients before labor courts;
  • Preparation and administration of individual or collective dismissals, employment-related consequences of work schedule reductions;
  • Business transfers, mergers and acquisitions;
  • Data protection related issues;
  • Advice and litigation in pension funds related matters;
  • Assisting companies in relocating their business to Switzerland; immigration law issues, and residence and work permits;
  • Advice in social security matters.

Our experience includes:

  • Counsel to Cardinal Health with respect to all benefits and labor issues in Switzerland – related to the acquisition of the Cordis business and also Medtronic's Patient Recovery Business (due diligence, drafting new contractual documentation, pre-hiring issues advice, transfer of contracts, etc…);
  • Counsel to a large Private multinational industry group regarding Assistance in a project regarding the set-up of a highly sophisticated set of Long-Term Incentive Plans (LTIPs) for senior executives, including drafting of the LTIPs' plan rules for the LTIP and their implementation;
  • Counsel to a European Bank in relation with their contemplated merger and mass dismissal, taking care of the strategy and of the whole contractual documentation to be used by the new Bank (new contracts, new remuneration policy, new staff manual, retention plans, social plan). We also dealt with the consultation process, communication with the authorities, the retention plans and the social plan.

Deals & Cases

SIX Group carves-out European cards business into strategic partnership with Worldline

Awards and Recognitions

The group and leading practitioners are highly ranked amongst leading law firms across international directories and publications:

  • Chambers Europe in Employment
  • Legal 500 in Employment
  • WWL Switzerland and across WWL employment international guides