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Walder Wyss Ltd.
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Irène Suter-Sieber is an employment law partner and member of the Management Board (Hiring Partner) at Walder Wyss.

She has extensive experience in representing clients in court in employment law related civil proceedings. She advises Swiss and international companies on all aspects of employment law, in particular, in the drafting of employment contracts, personnel regulations and employee participation programmes, in executive compensation matters, in the enforcement of restrictive covenants, terminations, restructurings such as transfers of undertakings and mass dismissals, international employee transfers, personnel lease as well as employment-related internal investigations, social security and data protection issues.

Before joining Walder Wyss, Irène Suter-Sieber worked at a leading Swiss law firm in Zurich for eight years.


Irène Suter-Sieber speaks German, English and French.


After completing her studies of law at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 2006) and her piano studies at the Zurich School of Music (Musician MH, 2006), she was admitted to the bar (2009) and received her doctorate at the University of Zurich in 2012 (summa cum laude, awarded the Prof. Walther Hug Prize and Issekutz Prize).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Employment

(Next Generation Partners)

Irène Suter-SieberWalder Wyss Ltd.

The co-heads of Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s employment practice are split between three cities, with Philippe Nordmann situated in Basel, Irène Suter-Sieber and Simone Wetzstein in Zurich, and Rayan Houdrouge (who joined the firm from Lenz & Staehelin in mid-2022) in Geneva. The team provides advice and assistance in all areas of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, such as employment litigation, negotiation, mass dismissals, internal investigations, international assignment of employees and pandemic-related support. The practice’s client base is broad, with clients in . Clients -drawn from a broad array of industries such as aviation, finance, insurance, pharmaceuticals and the public sector- are particularly pleased with the team’s ‘pragmatic’, ‘commercial’, and ‘innovative’ work.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s Zurich office provides assistance in sectors including automotive, pharmaceutical, energy, and financial services, with advice ranging from public procurement issues, intellectual property matters, and financial restructurings. Florian Gunz Niedermann, Michael Isler, and Irène Suter-Sieber are key names.