Mr Christian Roos > Pestalozzi > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Mergers and acquisitions / Corporate / Public sector / Employment.


Member of the Employment & Pensions group and Co-head of Pestalozzi’s Life Sciences group. Fields of expertise include international trade law, contracts and life sciences, with a focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Supports clients in M&A transactions and in corporate restructurings and has in-depth experience in employment matters, namely mass dismissals, social plan negotiations, contract negotiations, restrictive covenants etc.


Assistant at the University of Fribourg (1990). University of Fribourg (lic. iur., 1990). Lawyer at Van Bael & Bellis (1992). Representative of the Cantons in the Federal Government (1994). Associate at Pestalozzi (1996). Bar Admission (1999). Partner (2002).


German, English, French, Italian, Swedish.


Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Employment

Pestalozzi covers employment, labour and immigration law, with longstanding expertise in contracts, policies and regulations, compensation, share and bonus schemes, employee transfer and outsourcing, as well as transactional, downsizing and mass dismissal matters. In recent work, Martin Müller advised on the staff transfer and pension scheme aspects related to the $8.8bn merger between client Micro Focus International and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software, while Christian Roos provided similar assistance to AT&T concerning its acquisition of App Nexus.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences

Pestalozzi is best known for its M&A, financing, intellectual property, competition, regulatory and compliance work in the healthcare and life sciences sector. Lorenza Ferrari Hofer and Christian Roos are defending Zimmer against product liability claims concerning the client’s metal-on-metal hip implants.