Simone Wetzstein

Simone Wetzstein

lic. iur., LL.M., Avocate, Avocate spécialiste FSA droit du travail




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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.

Bregal Unternehmerkapital acquires majority stake in BSI Software from Capvis

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

Bavarian Nordic Acquires Emergent BioSolutions’ Travel Vaccines Portfolio

Promotions at Walder Wyss

CRK joins MYTY Group

Series Seed Financing Round of myDropz AG

Ufenau sells Swiss IT Security Group to Triton

Permira introduit un tour de financement Nexthink de USD 180 millions

Succès de la formation continue d’avocat spécialisé FSA en droit du travail

Le groupe Swiss IT Security fait l’acquisition de 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 acquiert NVT

Dana acquiert Drive Systems d’Oerlikon

DigiCert acquiert QuoVadis

Promotion au sein du cabinet Walder Wyss

Le géant chinois des technologies Baidu investit dans la start-up suisse aiCTX

Continental sells Continental Automotive Switzerland

Dana acquires Oerlikon Drive Systems

Flexera reprend Brainwaregroup

Rieker Investment AG rachète le groupe Meister Abrasives

FinanceFox successfully completes Series A financing round

Recordati rachète Pro Farma AG

Le groupe SEB a acheté le groupe WMF à KKR

Oriflame: conclusion d’un transfert d’actifs transfrontalier

Le groupe IPH rachète Montalpina

Chequers Capital rachète Spandex à Gilde Buy Out Partners

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa rachète Keytrade Bank

Arval rachète l’activité de gestion de flotte automobile de GE Capital

ADVA Optical Networking acquires Oscilloquartz SA

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

New Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court on Workplace-Related Incapacity for Work

Neue Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts zur arbeitsplatzbezogenen Arbeitsunfähigkeit

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

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

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

Home Office im Ausland: Was Arbeitgeberinnen wissen müssen

Remote working from abroad: what employers need to know

Continued payment of wages for COVID-19

The basics of (calculating) blocking periods

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

Impfobligatorium im privatrechtlichen Arbeitsverhältnis

La vaccination obligatoire dans le rapport de travail de droit privé

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Chapter Switzerland

Capitolo Svizzera

Loi révisée sur l’égalité: analyse sur l’égalité des salaires

White Paper - La protezione dei whistleblower nel settore privato svizzero

The Employment Law Review - Capitolo 44: Svizzera

Immigrazione economica in Svizzera: una panoramica

Obbligo di pagamento continuato del salario per il datore di lavoro successivamente al parto di una collaboratrice

Proskauer sur la vie privée: guide de la loi sur la vie privée et la sécurité des données à l’ère de l’information: chapitre 14, Suisse

Implantatations d’entreprises: guide général de pratiques juridiques, 2e édition

Nouvelles dispositions sur la saisie du temps de travail

EmploymentNews 26: Nouveau durcissement de la règlementation de l’UE concernant les véhicules d’entreprise

EmploymentNews 24: Piège dans la législation européenne sur les assurances sociales

EmploymentNews 23: Chômage partiel

Teilrevision des Obligationenrechts – Neues Whistleblowergesetz

Neuregelung der bezahlten Stillzeiten

EU-Neuregelung Firmenfahrzeuge

Gerichtsstandsvereinbarungen in Arbeitsverträgen mit internationalem Bezug