Dr iur Philippe Nordmann > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Basel, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO Box 633
4010 BASEL

Work Department

Employment Law / Litigation


Partner. Philippe Nordmann advises national and international companies and business executives in all aspects of employment law (drafting of employment contracts and employee regulations, setting compensation schemes, support concerning dismissals and plant closures, advising companies in negotiations regarding collective bargaining agreements, assignments of employees, staff leasing, work permits etc.). He is recognised as a leading expert in this area. Philippe Nordmann has substantial experience in employment related litigation (private and public law) and arbitration – for example, in disputes about termination, non-competition clauses, bonus and incentive plans.


Research assistant at the University of Basel from 1996 until 2000. Qualified in 1999 (all Swiss courts). From 2000 to 2009 associate at two others Swiss law firms, from 2010 to 2014 Partner at another Swiss law firm. Joined and became Partner at Walder Wyss in 2014. Member of several boards of directors and foundations. Member of the Tax Appeal Commission of the canton of Basel-Stadt from 2013 to 2015 and Vice-President of the Personnel Appeals Commission of the canton of Basel-Stadt since 2016.


English, German, French


Basel and Swiss Bar Association


University of Basel (lic. iur., JD equivalent, 1995), University of Basel (Dr. iur., 1997), Cardozo School of Law, New York (LL.M., 2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Philippe NordmannWalder Wyss Ltd.

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.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Walder Wyss Ltd. is noted for its strong track record in M&A and capital markets transactions, public tender offers and restructurings. Here, prominent practitioners include Urs GnosAlexander NikitineMarkus PfenningerLuc Defferrard and Johannes Bürgi. The firm’s offering also includes support in employment, tax, competition and IP matters. Markus FrickPhilippe NordmannHans Rudolf Trüeb and Reto Jacobs are other names to note.