Simone Wetzstein

Simone Wetzstein

lic. iur., LL.M., Avvocato, Avvocato specialista FSA diritto del lavoro




Telefono diretto: +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.

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 guida un round di finanziamento da 180 milioni di USD per Nexthink

Superamento degli esami di formazione continua per Avvocati specialisti FSA in diritto del lavoro

Il gruppo Swiss IT Security acquista keyon AG

WiseTech Global acquires SISA Studio Informatica SA

Walder Wyss fornisce consulenza a Nestlé in merito alla vendita da CHF 10,2 miliardi della sua attività nel settore Skin Health

Blue Sail Medical acquisisce NVT

Dana acquisisce Oerlikon Drive Systems

DigiCert acquista QuoVadis

Promozioni in Walder Wyss

Il gigante tecnologico cinese Baidu investe nella start-up svizzera aiCTX

Continental vende Continental Automotive Switzerland

Dana acquisisce Oerlikon Drive Systems

Flexera acquisisce Brainwaregroup

Rieker Investment AG übernimmt die Meister Abrasives Gruppe

FinanceFox successfully completes Series A financing round

Recordati erwirbt Pro Farma AG

Groupe SEB erwirbt die WMF Gruppe von KKR

Oriflame: Grenzüberschreitende Vermögensübertragung abgeschlossen

IPH-Gruppe übernimmt Montalpina

Chequers Capital to acquire Spandex from Gilde Buy Out Partners

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa to acquire Keytrade Bank

Arval übernimmt das Flottenservicegeschäft von GE Capital in Europa

ADVA Optical Networking erwirbt Oscilloquartz SA

HgCapital erwirbt 91.85% an P&I Personal & Informatik AG und lanciert öffentliches Übernahmeangebot

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

Ermittlung der Schwellenwerte bei Massenentlassungen

Pitfalls in employment contracts

Home Office im Ausland: Was Arbeitgeberinnen wissen müssen

Remote working from abroad: what employers need to know

Lohnfortzahlung bei COVID-19

The basics of (calculating) blocking periods

Gerechtfertigte fristlose Kündigung bei Katzenzucht als Nebentätigkeit während Arbeitsunfähigkeit

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

L’obbligo di vaccinazione nei rapporti di lavoro di diritto privato

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Chapter Switzerland

Chapter Switzerland

Modifica della legge sulla parità salariale: analisi sulla parità salariale

White Paper - Whistleblower-Schutz in der schweizerischen Privatwirtschaft

The Employment Law Review - Chapter 44: Switzerland

Geschäftsimmigration in der Schweiz: Ein Überblick

Lohnfortzahlungspflichten des Arbeitgebers nach Niederkunft einer Mitarbeiterin

Proskauer zum Thema Privatsphäre: Ein Leitfaden zu Privatsphäre und Datenschutzrecht im Informationszeitalter – Kapitel 14, Schweiz

Unternehmensansiedlung: Ein globaler Leitfaden des praktischen Rechts, Zweite Ausgabe

Neue Bestimmungen zur Arbeitszeiterfassung

Erneute Verschärfung der EU-Firmenfahrzeugregelung

Fallstrick im internationalen Sozialversicherungsrecht


Teilrevision des Obligationenrechts – Neues Whistleblowergesetz

Neuregelung der bezahlten Stillzeiten

EU-Neuregelung Firmenfahrzeuge

Gerichtsstandsvereinbarungen in Arbeitsverträgen mit internationalem Bezug