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Walder Wyss Ltd

SEEFELDSTRASSE 123, PO BOX 1236, 8034 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
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Work +41 58 658 58 58
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Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Dr iur Ueli Sommer

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Work +41 58 658 55 16
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Walder Wyss

Work Department

Employment and Immigration

Position

Partner, Head of Employment and Immigration Practice.

Career

Ueli Sommer joined Walder Wyss 1999. From 2001–2002 he worked as foreign associate at Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney.

Languages

German and English

Member

Member Zurich and Swiss Bar Association, Board Member of European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), Senior Vice Chair and Quality Officer of Discrimination and Equality Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), Member of American Bar Association (ABA), Former Co-Chair of International Employment Law Committee of ABA, member of The Global Forum for Cross-Border Human Resource Experts (XBHR), member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Chairman of the Swiss Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Education

In 1995, Ueli Sommer graduated from the University of Zurich (lic. iur.). He received his doctor’s degree from Zurich University in 1999. Further, he obtained an LL.M. from UNSW Sydney in 2001.


Switzerland

Employment

Within: Employment

Walder Wyss Ltd houses 'one of the best employment teams in Switzerland' and offers 'a fast and uncomplicated cooperation' in addition to 'a very high professional level and a consistently good advisory service during complicated cases'. Its full-service approach includes employment litigation, regulatory compensation advice, as well as immigration and transactional assistance. 'Sharp and fast thinker' Philippe Nordmann advised Equatex on its restructuring, which involved a mass dismissal, and represented the company in a dispute against an ex-employee claiming unlawful and discriminatory termination of their employment. The team also comprises compensation and collective bargaining expert Ueli Sommer and Olivier Sigg, who made partner in January 2018.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

With offices in Zurich, Bern and Basel, Walder Wyss Ltd provides superior advice on capital markets, employment, competition, litigation, real estate, tax, intellectual property and TMT matters. Luc Defferrard, Ueli Sommer, Philippe Nordmann, Markus Frick, Magda Streuli-Youssef, Hans Rudolf Trüeb, Mark Reutter and Thomas Meister are the core partners.

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Legal Developments by:
Walder Wyss

  • 17 February 2017: Auris Medical's Public Equity Offering

    Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS) issued and priced its public offering of 10,000,000 common shares and 10,000,000 warrants, each warrant entitling its holder to purchase 0.70 of a common share.  The common shares and warrants are being sold in units comprised of one common share and one warrant at the public offering price of USD 1.00 per unit. The warrants will be immediately exercisable at a price of USD 1.20 per common share and are exercisable for five years. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common shares and/or 1,500,000 additional warrants at the public offering price less underwriting discounts. The offering is expected to close on or about February 21, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is acting as a financial advisor in the offering.
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