Simone Wetzstein

Simone Wetzstein

lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law




Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 54

Curriculum Vitae

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Simone Wetzstein is Co-Head of our Employment Law Team and a partner. She advises national companies, international groups as well as private individuals on all aspects of employment law, in particular in connection with the drafting of employment contracts, compensation models, the termination of employment relationships and in the context of restructuring projects (transfers of undertakings, mass redundancies, etc.). In addition, Simone Wetzstein has many years of expertise in questions of personnel leasing/staffing agencies and obtaining work and residence permits. Simone Wetzstein also advises in the context of social security law issues related to employment law and represents parties in court. Finally, a particular focus of Simone Wetzstein’s work is on issues relating to various forms of discrimination and gender equality law.

Simone Wetzstein was supported by the Swiss Study Foundation during her studies, studied at the Universities of Zurich and Haifa, Israel (lic. iur. Zurich 2010), was admitted to the bar in 2013 and is a Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law. As a Fulbright Scholar, she complemented her education at Columbia Law School in New York, where she graduated in May 2017 with an LL.M. focusing on discrimination law issues and mediation. At ZHAW, she teaches as part of the CAS Legal Influencing Factors & HR

Simone Wetzstein has been working for Walder Wyss as a lawyer since 2013. Prior to this, she worked as a trainee lawyer in a major law firm in Zurich and at the Administrative Court of Aarau. Simone Wetzstein was also responsible for the management of the Winterthur Music Festival for many years.

Simone Wetzstein practices in both German and English and also speaks French and Hebrew. She is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all of Switzerland.

Walder Wyss advises Fundamenta Group Holding AG on the sale of its real estate division to Swiss Prime Site AG

SMG acquires majority stake in Flatfox from Mobiliar

Walder Wyss recognized as "Global Elite 2024" by International Employment Lawyer IEL

Walder Wyss advises WEG S.A. as Swiss counsel in the acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of the Regal Rexnord Corporation

ITS Kanal Services AG acquires Restclean AG

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Promotions at Walder Wyss

CRK joins MYTY Group

Series Seed Financing Round of myDropz AG

Ufenau sells Swiss IT Security Group to Triton

Permira leads USD 180 million Financing Round in Nexthink

Successful completion of further studies as Certified Specialists SBA Employment Law

Swiss IT Security Group acquires keyon AG

WiseTech Global acquires SISA Studio Informatica SA

Walder Wyss advises Nestlé on CHF 10.2 billion sale of Skin Health Business

Blue Sail Medical acquires NVT

Dana acquires Oerlikon Drive Systems

DigiCert acquires QuoVadis

Promotions at Walder Wyss

Chinese Tech Giant Baidu invests in Swiss Startup aiCTX

Continental sells Continental Automotive Switzerland

Dana acquires Oerlikon Drive Systems

Flexera acquires Brainwaregroup

Rieker Investment AG takes over the Meister Abrasives Group

FinanceFox successfully completes Series A financing round

Recordati acquires Pro Farma AG

Groupe SEB acquires WMF Group from KKR

Oriflame: Cross-border asset transfer completed

IPH acquires Montalpina

Chequers Capital to acquire Spandex from Gilde Buy Out Partners

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa to acquire Keytrade Bank

Arval completes Acquisition of GE Capital Fleet Services in Europe

ADVA Optical Networking acquires Oscilloquartz SA

HgCapital acquires 91.85% in P&I Personal & Informatik AG and launches public tender offer

Neue Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zur Rechtfertigung der Arbeitgeberkündigung im Bereich des Bundespersonalrecht

New case law of the Federal Supreme Court on the justification of employer terminations in the area of federal personnel law

Flexibilization of working time and resting period provisions Amendments to Ordinance 2 to the Labour Act (ArGV 2)

Flexibilization of working time and resting period provisions Amendments to Ordinance 2 to the Labour Act (ArGV 2)

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Of public holidays, home office and the crux of the matter

Switzerland Chapter in The Employment Law Review Edition 14

Employment in Financial Services

Labour law aspects of the introduction of a four-day-week

Labour law aspects of the introduction of a four-day-week

Determining the thresholds for collective dismissals

Pitfalls in employment contracts

Remote working from abroad: what employers need to know

Home Office im Ausland: Was Arbeitgeberinnen wissen müssen

The basics of (calculating) blocking periods

Continued payment of wages for COVID-19

Justified termination without notice for cat breeding as a secondary activity during incapacity for work

Equality Law

Business Immigration in Switzerland: Overview

Arbeitsplatzbezogene Arbeitsunfähigkeit

Was müssen Arbeitgebende zur Chancengleichheit beitragen?

Rechtliche Besonderheiten für Schwangere und frischgebackene Eltern am Arbeitsplatz

Mandatory Vaccination in Employment Relationships under Civil Law

Impfobligatorium im privatrechtlichen Arbeitsverhältnis

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Chapter Switzerland

Chapter Switzerland

Revised Federal Act on Gender Equality: Wage Equality Analysis

White Paper - Whistleblower protection in the Swiss Private Sector

The Employment Law Review - Chapter 44: Switzerland

Business immigration in Switzerland: overview

Lohnfortzahlungspflichten des Arbeitgebers nach Niederkunft einer Mitarbeiterin

Proskauer on Privacy: A Guide to Privacy and Data Security Law in the Information Age - Chapter 14, Switzerland

Business Immigration: A Global Guide From Pratical Law, 2nd Edition

Neue Bestimmungen zur Arbeitszeiterfassung

Erneute Verschärfung der EU-Firmenfahrzeugregelung

Fallstrick im internationalen Sozialversicherungsrecht


Teilrevision des Obligationenrechts – Neues Whistleblowergesetz

New law on paid breastfeeding

New EU regulation regarding company cars of Swiss entities

Jurisdiction Clauses in international Employment Agreements


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