Partner

Laura Widmer

She is doing a good job in cross-border office establishment mandates.

Chambers Europe 2018

Very knowledgeable and down-to-earth.

Client in Chambers Europe 2020

Very efficient.

Client in Chambers Europe 2019

She is doing a good job in cross-border office establishment mandates.

Chambers Europe 2018

Very knowledgeable and down-to-earth.

Client in Chambers Europe 2020

About

Laura Widmer's practice focuses on advising Swiss and foreign individuals and entities on various aspects of Swiss employment law, in particular with regard to individual and mass dismissals, reorganizations, compensation plans, employment litigation and transactions. Furthermore, she regularly represents clients in employment disputes before state courts.

Recent Work Highlights
  • Defense of a Swiss bank in a bonus claim litigation of a former employee.
  • Defense of a Swiss company against a former employee regarding allegedly unlawful immediate termination for cause following the employee's falsification of documents.
  • Defense of a Swiss company against a former employee regarding alleged claims under a social plan.
  • Representation of a Swiss company regarding several breaches of non-competition undertakings by former employees.
  • Successful representation of a Swiss company against a former employee regarding allegedly abusive termination and breach of public employment laws.
  • Enforcement of non-compete undertakings against former member of management by way of injunctive relief and successful defense of client's interests in ensuing criminal and civil proceedings.
LanguagesGerman, English
Curriculum
  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2021)
  • Counsel at Bär & Karrer (2016-2020)
  • Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law (2014)
  • King's College London: LL.M. in International Business Law (2011)
  • Associate with Bär & Karrer (2008-2015)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2008)
  • Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2006-2007)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (2006)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
Admission

All Swiss Courts

Laura Widmer's Deals, Cases & News

Contact

Laura Widmer
P: +41 58 261 54 94
F: +41 58 261 50 01
laura.widmer@baerkarrer.ch

Bär & Karrer Ltd.
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich
Switzerland

Assistant
Nora Bürgi
P: +41 58 261 56 49
F: +41 58 261 50 01
nora.buergi@baerkarrer.ch