Michèle Stutz

Legal Partner, LL.M., Fachanwältin SAV Arbeitsrecht


Michèle Stutz (Fachanwältin SAV Arbeitsrecht) ist eine ausgewiesene Prozessanwältin und verfügt über langjährige Erfahrung im Arbeitsrecht (inkl. Arbeitsbewilligungen). Sie berät Unternehmen wie auch Privatpersonen und vertritt diese vor staatlichen Gerichten und Schiedsgerichten. Sie ist auch als Schiedsrichterin im Arbeitsrecht tätig.


  • Arbeitsrecht (Obligationenrecht und öffentliches Personalrecht)
  • Ausländerrecht (insb. Arbeitsbewilligungen)
  • Prozessführung


CAS Sozialversicherungsrecht für die Unternehmenspraxis 
Fachanwältin SAV Arbeitsrecht  
Columbia University, New York (LL.M.)  
Zulassung als Rechtsanwältin  
Universität Zürich und Genf (lic. iur.)


CAS Compensation and Benefits Management (Executive Compensation)


  • Deutsch
  • Englisch
  • Französisch 


Seit 2009
Partnerin bei MME
Anwältin bei MME 
Anwaltstätigkeit in grosser Wirtschaftskanzlei in Zürich und Genf, unterbrochen durch LL.M. Studiengang an der Columbia Universität in New York  
Juristische Sekretärin am Bezirksgericht Zürich


  • Schweizerischer Anwaltsverband (SAV)
  • Zürcher Anwaltsverband (ZAV)
  • Mitglied Fachkommission Fachanwalt SAV Arbeitsrecht
  • Mitglied des Legal Committee der Swiss American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


The Legal 500 (www.Legal500.com)

Leading Individual 2020 for Employment

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance stands out for its 'longstanding experience' in the space and its 'solution-oriented' outlook. Michèle Stutz leads a team that is 'indisputably strong in its field'. Recent highlights include handling contentious wrongful dismissal and bonus claims, a cross-border matter concerning deferred compensation, and advising on employment contracts and work permits across Europe. Senior associate Martina Aepli is 'a fast thinker', who stands out for her 'strong ability' in litigation alongside 'excellent legal knowledge'. Alexandra Geiger-Steiner, who made partner in November 2019, is recognised alongside Raphael Brunner and associate Raffael Blattmann for providing 'first-class legal support'.

Michèle Stutz, one of the employment partners at MME, is a great lawyer with significant strengths. I have always been impressed by the client-oriented basis on her approach to any single problem and legal issue. Worthy of special mention is also her pragmatic approach for highly complex matters. Michèle is also particularly well-versed on compensation and benefits matters, particularly for the financial services industry where she is one the leaders in the local market and is extremely well regarded in international lawyers’ associations, such as the IBA. I have also worked with Martina Wirz, and with Alexandra Geiger. They both provide as well outstanding legal services and have been very helpful for our clients when we have worked together.‘

Michèle Stutz is an excellent and very keen employment lawyer with strong experience in employment disputes. Besides, she provides advice in a concrete and pragmatic way, and very cost-efficient for the client.‘

‘From MME legal employment you always get a clear advice/recommendation. This is very unique as normally all you get is a variety of options. Michèle Stutz and Martina Aeppli are partners that deserve to be mentioned specifically.‘

‘Alexandra Geiger, Michèle Stutz, Raffael Blattmann, Raphael Brunner have all proven their high competence and engagement in providing first-class legal support.‘

Michèle Stutz, partner – quick and to-the-point advice; reasonable overhead on the associates doing the work. Martina Aepli-Wirz – very good grasp of our business and strong ability to make our case in work permit applications.‘

‘Knowledgeable partners, who are always friendly and respectful. We work together for some years now and Ms Alexandra Geiger and Ms Michèle Stutz know our company, so they very quickly understand the circumstances.‘

‘Open-minded with a clear focus, excellent skill-set, very good knowledge, able to explain even complicate matters in a way, that’s understandable for everybody, valid for Michèle Stutz and Manuela Fuchs.‘


Recommended Lawyer 2019 for Employment

The 'highly accurate and reliable team' at MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance has 'a practical approach' and 'is on top of matters and always advises with a competent approach, clear explanations and kindness'. It handles everything from contracts, M&A support and bonus schemes to termination of employment agreements, data protection, secondments and representation of employees in internal investigations. Clients recommend 'widely knowledgeable' practice lead Michèle Stutz, 'internal investigations expert' Raphael Brunner, 'internationally experienced' senior associate Martina Aepli and 'exceptionally committed' senior associate Alexandra Geiger.



Michèle Stutz gilt als "thought leader" im Bereich Arbeitsrecht und wird regelmässig empfohlen als führende Expertin in folgenden Bereichen :

  • Who’s who Legal Labour, Employment and Benefits
  • Who’s who Switzerland: Labour and Employment: “Michèle Stutz is a top-tier employment lawyer with considerable experience handling complex and high-stakes disputes.”
  • Who’s who Switzerland: Corporate Immigration: “Michèle Stutz earns acclaim as an authority on issues pertaining to work permits in the Swiss market.”

"Peers do not hesitate to recommend MME Legal Tax Compliance’s Michèle Stutz as “an excellent employment lawyer” with strong experience in employment disputes” (April 2019).

Who is Who Legal says: "Michèle Stutz is a brilliant lawyer who is very capable and well regarded among peers and clients alike."