Irène Suter-Sieber

Irène Suter-Sieber

Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law




Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 60

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Irène Suter-Sieber is a partner for employment law, Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law and was a member of the Executive Board (Hiring Partner) at Walder Wyss from 2021 to 2024.

She has extensive experience in representing clients in court in employment law related civil proceedings. She advises Swiss and international companies on all aspects of employment law, in particular, in the drafting of employment contracts, personnel regulations and employee participation programmes, in executive compensation matters, in the enforcement of restrictive covenants, terminations, restructurings such as transfers of undertakings and mass dismissals, international employee transfers, personnel lease as well as employment-related internal investigations, social security and data protection issues.

After completing her studies of law at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 2006) and her piano studies at the Zurich School of Music (Musician MH, 2006), she was admitted to the bar (2009) and received her doctorate at the University of Zurich in 2012 (summa cum laude, awarded the Prof. Walther Hug Prize and Issekutz Prize). Before joining Walder Wyss, Irène Suter-Sieber worked at a leading Swiss law firm in Zurich for eight years.

Irène Suter-Sieber speaks German, English and French. She is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice at all Swiss courts.

IBA Global Employment Institute - Twelfth Annual Global Report

Pensions & Retirement Plans 2024 – Switzerland

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Employment 2023 - Chapter Switzerland

Employment: Chapter Switzerland 2023

Pensions & Retirement Plans 2023 - Switzerland

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Business Acquisitions (§ 10 Labor and Social Security Law)

Combinations (§ 15 Mergers [Worker Protection])

Pitfalls in employment contracts

Employee Share Plans in Switzerland: Regulatory Overview

Ordinary and simplified recording of working time – what employers need to know

Employment 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

Dismissal due to incapacity for work

25th anniversary of the Gender Equality Act – Q&A with Dr. Irène Suter-Sieber

Update: Ferien und Feiertage während Kurzarbeit

Update: Vacation and public holidays during furlough

Employment 2021 - Chapter Switzerland

Das Aktuellste zur Kurzarbeit und zum (un)geimpften Arbeitnehmer (Excerpt)

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Leave and public holidays during short-time working

The employment relationship during transfers of undertakings: the leeway available for making adjustments to staff and contracts as part of transfers of undertakings under Art. 333 CO

Unternehmen und Arbeitnehmer im Home-Office – Flexibilisierung der Arbeit

“Have you been vaccinated against the coronavirus?”

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Wie viel «Mitarbeiter-Tracking» ist erlaubt?

Wenn das Begehren des Arbeitnehmers um Herausgabe seines Personaldossiers in eine «Sackgasse» mündet

«Dead End» of an Employee’s Information Request Concerning their Personnel File

The Job Reporting Obligation Will Become More Important in 2021

Die Stellenmeldepflicht wird im Jahr 2021 an Bedeutung gewinnen

Employment 2020 - Chapter Switzerland

Employment 2020: Switzerland - Trends and Developments

Corporate Client Event

What does Schrems II mean for the transfer of employee data by Swiss businesses abroad?

Schrems II: Was gilt neu für den Transfer von Mitarbeiterdaten von der Schweiz ins Ausland?

Lohn und Kurzarbeitsentschädigung während Kurzarbeit

What happens if the employee does not consent to shorttime work?

Was, wenn der Arbeitnehmer der Kurzarbeit nicht zustimmt?

The coronavirus has serious consequences for the Swiss economy

The coronavirus has serious consequences for the Swiss economy

Chambers Employment 2019 Guide - Switzerland 2nd Edition

Chambers Employment 2019 Guide - Switzerland

Chambers Employment 2018 Guide - Switzerland

Appropriation art – parody, transformation or mere cheap imitation?

“Blurred Lines” vs “Got to Give it Up” – plagiarism or homage?

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The soundmark: conditions for and scope of protection under Swiss law