• "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

 

 

 

Laura Widmer

Counsel

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. She further represents domestic and foreign clients in all kinds of commercial matters before Swiss courts of all levels and acts as party counsel in international arbitration.

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.

Languages

German, English

Curriculum

  • Of Counsel at Bär & Karrer (since 2016)
  • 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)
  • ASA below 40
  • Young ICCA

Contact Details

Laura Widmer
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich
Switzerland

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

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Publications

Arbeitsvertragliche Lohnansprüche und «Say-on-Pay» Was, wenn die vorgeschlagene Vergütung abgelehnt wird?, Das Aktienrecht im Wandel, Dike Verlag, S. 299ff. …
Wage Equality Analysis Requirements under the revised Swiss Gender Equality Act, Bär & Karrer Briefing March 2020 … Download »
Lease of Personnel and Outsourcing within a Group of Companies, Bär & Karrer Briefing August 2017 … Download »
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