Walder Wyss recognized as "Global Elite 2024" by International Employment Lawyer IEL
21. Dezember 2023 – We are honored to be listed by the International Employment Lawyers Elite for 2024!
IEL describes our team as “the impressive employment department at Walder Wyss”, with our offices being spread in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, and Zurich. With our services available in French, Italian, German, and English, we are ensuring effective communication tailored to our clients’ needs.
Furthermore, IEL emphasizes our experts and services and how knowledge goes hand in hand with the power of teamwork:
Clients hail from retail, transport, and leisure to heavily regulated industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, and TMT, showcasing the team’s availability in a broad range of sectors.
Partners Rayan Houdrouge in Geneva, Philippe Nordmann in Basel, and Irène Suter-Sieber and Simone Wetzstein in Zurich, are key contacts and key leaders to their team, characterized by their rich diversity, bringing together approximately 45 experts from various backgrounds and specialties.
The firm reinforced its labour and employment offering with the promotion of Basel-based Fabian Looser to counsel in January 2023, followed by the lateral hire of Joy Malka as counsel to its Zurich office in September 2023.
The team’s full coverage of the A-to-Z of employment matters includes expertise in employment-adjacent topics, such as social security, immigration, and pensions issues, as well as Swiss Financial Markets Authority compensation regulations. In particular, the firm boasts a notably strong offering in matters relating to outsourcing, alternative hiring solutions, and international staff transfer, as well as downsizing projects and premises closures.
The team is a go-to for clients seeking advice and support in internal investigations, handling inquiries ranging from inappropriate behavior like sexual harassment and mobbing to cases of embezzlement.
The firm’s contentious work extends to employment litigation, addressing issues such as abusive termination claims, and excels in conflict resolution with employee representatives and trade unions.