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 > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Key practice areas for Walder Wyss Ltd. include capital markets, litigation, real estate, tax, intellectual property, TMT, employment and competition. The firm is particularly active for clients from the financial services, healthcare and life sciences, energy and infrastructure sectors, among others. Luc Defferrard, Markus Frick, Ueli Sommer, Philippe Nordmann, Hans Rudolf Trüeb, Mark Reutter and Thomas Meister are highlighted practitioners.

Switzerland > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Philippe Nordmann – Walder Wyss Ltd.

The ‘responsive‘ and ‘pragmatic‘ team at Walder Wyss Ltd. stands out for high-stakes litigation, advisory and large-scale immigration cases. Recent work includes advising on employment outsourcing for a large national healthcare provider, overseeing Pharmazell’s internal restructuring, and assisting with the termination of employment of a professor at the University Children’s Hospital of Zurich as well as the deputy chairman at Swiss Bank. ‘Straight-talker‘ Philippe Nordmann has ‘excellent specialist knowledge‘ of bonus programmes and mass dismissals; he leads the practice with compensation and labour unions specialist Ueli Sommer.