Dr iur Ueli Sommer > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Employment Law Team




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.


Ueli Sommer speaks German and English.


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.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Employment

The employment team at Walder Wyss Ltd. provides ‘very competent advice’ on employment law and all employment-related areas, including immigration, social security, pensions and collective bargaining negotiations and has a strong track record in mass layoffs and transactional employment issues. The team’s litigation capacities were further strengthened by the arrival of Irène Suter-Sieber, who joined from Homburger in 2020; Suter-Sieber is also experienced in executive compensation and employment investigations, Practice heads Ueli Sommer and Philippe Nordmann are experienced in setting up compensation schemes and participation plans.