Pestalozzi's employment team advises in all areas of employment law and its related issues. The main focus areas are employment contracts; long-term incentive plans; bonus, share, or option plans; employment issues arising in the course of mergers and acquisitions; domestic and cross-border transfer of employees; restructuring of businesses; termination of employment agreements; downsizing, outsourcing, and closure of production lines; and workforce restructuring and mass redundancies. Pestalozzi also assists Swiss employers in obtaining work and residence permits for foreign employees and their family members.


We have expertise in the following fields of activity

    • Employment agreements for senior executives
    • Sample agreements
    • Employment handbooks
    • Working time regulations for white and blue collar employees
    • Termination of employment agreements
    • Advising multinational financial institution on bonus plans for senior management
    • Mass redundancies
    • Short term work permits for integration teams
    • Partial liquidation of pension funds in connection with spin-offs