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Ueli Sommer

Ueli Sommer

Partner

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Switzerland

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Ueli Sommer is a partner at Walder Wyss and head of the Employment Law Team. He has many years of experience in all aspects of employment law and focuses on compensation schemes, option and participation plans. He also advises international companies and private individuals on immigration and choice of domicile issues. In addition, Ueli Sommer has substantial experience in structuring of agreements and transactions involving complex corporate group issues. He advises companies on restructurings and manages corporate transactions. Ueli Sommer is a Member of the Board of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), Immediate Past Chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, President of the Board of the Australian Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vice-Chair of the Discrimination and Equality Law of the International Bar Association.

Born in 1970, Ueli Sommer was educated at Zurich University (lic. iur. 1995, Dr. iur. 1999) and at the University of New South Wales in Sydney (LL.M. 2001). He worked as a district court clerk before joining Walder Wyss in 1999. In 2001 and 2002, he worked as a foreign associate for Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney.

Ueli Sommer speaks German and English. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Bar Admissions

He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland
Areas of Practice
Articles


Business immigration in Switzerland: overview
by Ueli Sommer, Philippe Nordmann and Simone Wetzstein
in: "Thomson Reuters Practical Law: Business Immigration Global Guide 2018" 16 July 2018


Newsletter 122: Change of Pension Fund
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Christoph Stutz
April 2018


EmploymentNews 34: Wechsel der Vorsorgeeinrichtung
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Christoph Stutz
April 2018


The Employment Law Review
by Ueli Sommer
Ninth Edition , London 2018, pp. 591-603


Employee share plans in Switzerland: regulatory overview
by Ueli Sommer and Maurus Winzap
in: "Practical Law" 17 November 2017


EmploymentNews 33: Mindestlöhne im Vormarsch
by Ueli Sommer and Gaurav Bhagwanani
August 2017


EmploymentNews 32: Neue SECO-Weisung zum konzerninternen Personalverleih
by Ueli Sommer, Fabian Looser and Mélanie Gmeiner-Giger
August 2017


Proskauer on Privacy: A Guide to Privacy and Data Security Law in the Information Age - Chapter 14, Switzerland
by Ueli Sommer and Simone Wetzstein
in: Reitz/Rudolph/Berkowitz (Editor[s]), "Proskauer on Privacy "
Leiden, The Netherlands 2017, pp. Chapter 14


EmploymentNews 31: Pikettdienst-Lohn in der Überzeit
by Ueli Sommer and Mélanie Gmeiner-Giger
November 2016


Business Immigration: A Global Guide From Pratical Law, 2nd Edition
by Ueli Sommer, Philippe Nordmann and Simone Wetzstein
in: "Business Immigration"
2nd, U.K. 2016


EmploymentNews 29: Neue Bestimmungen zur Arbeitszeiterfassung
by Ueli Sommer and Simone Wetzstein
November 2015


Chapter 31 Switzerland: Social Media and Employement Law. An International Survey
by Ueli Sommer and Christoph Stutz
1st Edition, Leiden, The Netherlands 2015, p. 576


EmploymentNews 28: Flexibler Einsatz von Humankapital mit Arbeit auf Abruf und Pikettdienst
by Ueli Sommer and Christoph Stutz
August 2015


EmploymentNews 26: Erneute Verschärfung der EU-Firmenfahrzeugregelung
by Ueli Sommer and Simone Wetzstein
April 2015


EmploymentNews 24: Fallstrick im internationalen Sozialversicherungsrecht
by Ueli Sommer and Simone Wetzstein
February 2015


EmploymentNews 23: Kurzarbeit
by Ueli Sommer and Simone Wetzstein
January 2015


EmploymentNews 22: Ebola und Arbeitsrecht
by Ueli Sommer and Christoph Stutz
January 2015


EmploymentNews 21: Teilrevision des Obligationenrechts – Neues Whistleblowergesetz
by Ueli Sommer and Simone Wetzstein
November 2014


EmploymentNews 20: Neuregelung der bezahlten Stillzeiten
by Ueli Sommer and Simone Wetzstein
May 2014


EmploymentNews 19: EU-Neuregelung Firmenfahrzeuge
by Ueli Sommer and Simone Wetzstein
April 2014


The Employment Law Review «Switzerland» Fifth Edition
by Erika C Collins
co-authored by Ueli Sommer
in: "The Employment Law Review"
Fifth Edition, London 2014, pp. 744–757


EmploymentNews 18: Anpassung der Kontrollpraxis bei der Arbeitszeiterfassung
by Ueli Sommer and Christoph Stutz
March 2014


EmploymentNews 17: Gerichtsstandsvereinbarungen in Arbeitsverträgen mit internationalem Bezug
by Ueli Sommer and Simone Wetzstein
March 2014


The Employment Law Review «Switzerland» Third Edition
by Erika C Collins
co-authored by Ueli Sommer
in: "The Employment Law Review"
Third Edition, London 2012, pp. 643–764


Projekt work in Switzerland
by Ueli Sommer
in: "Global Trader European Markets Guide 2011"
Edinburgh 2011, p. 180


Employee Share Plans: Country Q&A Switzerland
co-authored by Ueli Sommer and Tina Shih-Thurnheer
in: "Labour and Employee Benefits 2011/12 Volume 2"
2011


Employee Share Plans: Country Q&A Switzerland
co-authored by Tina Shih-Thurnheer and Ueli Sommer
in: "Employee Share Plans Handbook 2010/2011"
2011


E-Discovery and Data Privacy – Chapter on Switzerland
co-authored by Jürg Schneider, Ueli Sommer and Michael Cartier
in: Catrien Noorda/Stefan Hanloser (Editor[s]), "E-Discovery and Data Privacy – A Practical Guide"
The Netherlands 2011, pp. 277–294


The Employment Law Review «Switzerland» (Chapter 41)
by Erika C Collins
co-authored by Ueli Sommer
in: "The Employment Law Review"
2. Edition, London 2011, pp. 578–590


Social Networking in the Workplace under Swiss and U.S. Law
co-authored by Richard Frank and Ueli Sommer
in: "Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce – Yearbook 2011"
Zurich 2011, pp. 61–63


Labor market and employment law
co-authored by Ueli Sommer and Eliane Glaser
in: Kälin Christian H. (Editor[s]), "IV Switzerland Business & Investment Handbook"
Zurich 2011, pp. 171–185


Chapter 42: Switzerland
by Ueli Sommer
in: Wendi S. Lazar/Gary R. Siniscalco (Editor[s]), "Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey, Volume I Europe"
Chicago, IL, USA 2010


The Employment Law Review «Switzerland»
by Erika C Collins
co-authored by Ueli Sommer
in: Law Business Research Ltd (Editor[s]), "The Employment Law Review"
London 2010, pp. 397–407 (Chapter 31)


EmploymentNews 16: Neue Arbeitszeitbestimmungen im Gesundheitsbereich
by Ueli Sommer, Simon Kehl and Daniel Staffelbach
December 2009


EmploymentNews 15: Videoüberwachung
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Jasmine Frei
October 2009


EmploymentNews 14: Schweinegrippe und Arbeitsrecht
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Saskia Cruchon
August 2009


EmploymentNews 13: Datenschutzrechtliche Registrierungspflicht von Personaldossiers?
by Ueli Sommer, Jürg Schneider and Dominic Steffen
March 2009


EmploymentNews 12: Kurzarbeit
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Tina Sauter
December 2008


EmploymentNews 11: Konkurrenzverbote bei Aufhebungsvereinbarungen
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Saskia Cruchon
November 2008


EmploymentNews 10: Mitwirkungsrechte von Arbeitnehmern bei der beruflichen Vorsorge
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Yves Endrass
July 2008


EmploymentNews 9: Durchsetzbarkeit von Konkurrenzverboten
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Dominic Steffen
March 2008


Beendigung des Arbeitsverhältnisses mittels Aufhebungsvertrag
co-authored by Ueli Sommer
in: "Arbeitsrechtliche Entscheidungen" 1/2008


The Foreign Nationals Act
by Ueli Sommer
in: "The International Employment Lawyer" 10/2008, p. 10


PLC Cross-border Employee Share plans
co-authored by Ueli Sommer and Rosmarie Knecht
in: "Labour and Employee Benefits" Vol. 2, 2008/09, pp. 137–145


Outline of Recruiting, Screening, Testing, Interviewing and Hiring Criteria in Switzerland
co-authored by Ueli Sommer
in: Salvador del Rey/Robert J. Migning/Wolters Kluwer (Editor[s]), "Hiring the Best Qualified and Most Talented Employees, Handbook on Global Recruiting, Screening, Testing and Interviewing Criteria"
2008


EmploymentNews 8: Beendigung des Arbeitsverhältnisses mittels Aufhebungsvereinbarung
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Dominic Steffen
December 2007


EmploymentNews 7: Lohnfortzahlung und Taggeldversicherungen
by Ueli Sommer and Daniel Staffelbach
November 2007


EmploymentNews 6: Altersdiskrimierung II
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Dominic Steffen
August 2007


Compliance has pulling power: implementation of changes to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act
by Ueli Sommer
in: "Newsletter Employment and Industrial Relations Law" 1/2007 Vol. 17, pp. 40–43


Changes to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act ('SDPA')
by Ueli Sommer
in: "The International Employment Lawyer" 4/2007, pp. 1–3


PLC Cross-border Employee Share plans
co-authored by Ueli Sommer and Rosmarie Knecht
in: "Labour and Employee Benefits" Vol. 2, 2007/08, pp. 125–131


EmploymentNews 5: Altersdiskriminierung
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Christina M. Eggspühler
December 2006


EmploymentNews 4: Mobbing
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Karin Gygax
August 2006


EmploymentNews 3: Echte oder nur scheinbare Selbständigkeit?
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Karin Gygax
June 2006


Changing the foundations
by Ueli Sommer
in: "Legal Week" April 2006, p. 22


EmploymentNews 2: Pandemie und Arbeitsrecht
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Karin Gygax
March 2006


EmploymentNews 1: Verschärfte Praxis bei missbräuchlicher Kündigung
by Ueli Sommer, Daniel Staffelbach and Karin Gygax
February 2006


Renewing Hostilities
co-authored by Urs P. Gnos and Ueli Sommer
in: "Legal Week" 26 January 2006, p. 28


Newsletter 63: Liberalisation of the Swiss Foundation Law
by Ueli Sommer
January 2006


Das Truckverbot und Mitarbeiterbeteiligungspläne
by Ueli Sommer
in: "Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht und Arbeitslosenversicherung (ARV)" 2/2006, pp. 100–105


Vertrauenshaftung, Anstoss zur Neukonzeption des Haftpflicht- und Obligationenrechts?
by Ueli Sommer
in: "Aktuelle Juristische Praxis (AJP)" 9/2006, pp. 1031–1041


Die rechtliche Qualifikation von Verwaltungsrats- und anderen Organverträgen
by Ueli Sommer
in: "Aktuelle Juristische Praxis (AJP)" 9/2004, pp. 1059–1066


Newsletter 44: Forfeiture Clauses in Incentive Compensation Plans
by Ueli Sommer
September 2003


Verfallsklausel in Aktienbeteiligungsplan bei Kündigung
by Ueli Sommer
in: "Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht und Arbeitslosenversicherung (ARV)" 2/2003, pp. 85–88


Die stille Gesellschaft
by Ueli Sommer
Zurich 1999


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