Avocat, Dr. iur., LL.M.
Ueli Sommer is a partner at Walder Wyss and head of the Employment Law Team. He has many years of experience in all aspects of employment law and focuses on compensation schemes, option and participation plans. He also advises international companies and private individuals on immigration and choice of domicile issues. In addition, Ueli Sommer has substantial experience in structuring of agreements and transactions involving complex corporate group issues. He advises companies on restructurings and manages corporate transactions. Ueli Sommer is a Member of the Board of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), Immediate Past Chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, President of the Board of the Australian Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vice-Chair of the Discrimination and Equality Law of the International Bar Association.
Born in 1970, Ueli Sommer was educated at Zurich University (lic. iur. 1995, Dr. iur. 1999) and at the University of New South Wales in Sydney (LL.M. 2001). He worked as a district court clerk before joining Walder Wyss in 1999. In 2001 and 2002, he worked as a foreign associate for Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney.
Ueli Sommer speaks German and English. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.