Expertise

Employment / Immigration

From employment contracts and bonus agreements to work permits and taxes: we provide efficient and pragmatic support.

To thrive in a competitive marketplace, as an employer you have to attract and retain the most talented employees. You need smooth processes and practical solutions to your employment and immigration law challenges, as well as corresponding tax issues. We support human resources management in their daily work and assist with strategic reorientation during the restructuring process.

As an employee, you can rely on our expertise in reviewing draft contracts before signature to avoid future disputes and conflicts with an employer. We can also help ensure that your statutory and contractual rights are safeguarded in case of termination of an employment relationship. We advise executive employees in all aspects of employment law, immigration law and tax-related issues. Offering many years of experience, our team has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and excellent tactical skills.

Listings

  • The Legal 500

    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance represents employees and employers in court and arbitration proceedings, with lawyers acting as counsel or arbitrator. The team is ‘very able in international employment matters and those relating to innovative niches such as crypto currency’ and advises clients on international job postings, immigration, the employment aspects of M&A transactions and operational restructurings, as well as incentive, bonus and compensation schemes, among other areas. Practice head Michèle Stutz works exclusively on employment matters and is supported by Martina AepliAlexandra GeigerRaphael Brunner and Raffael Blattmann.

    Practice head(s): Michèle Stutz

    Other key lawyers:

    Martina Aepli; Raffael Blattmann; Raphael Brunner; Alexandra Geiger.

    Testimonials

    ‘Fast, reliant, pragmatic.’

    ‘Brilliant employment law team, led by Michèle Stutz. Incredibly talented knowledgeable and commercial in their approach. Very able in international employment matters and employment matters relating to innovative niches such as crypto currency.’

    ‘Michèle Stutz and Martina Aepli are both superb. They are incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and collaborative; they are a delight to work with.’

    ‘Martina Aepli has been advising us very successfully on immigration matters; she has a deep understanding of our business, is creative, provides high quality work products and is able to move our cases forward towards success with the applicable authorities.’

    ‘Fast growing employment practice.’

    ‘Michèle Stutz is definitely standing out. She is very sharp and gives attention to details while always bearing in mind the big picture and the goals defined with her clients. She is very impressive and can be entirely trusted.’

    ‘Fast, highly skilled, capable of translating the client’s needs into legal action.’

    ‘Very friendly and reliable.’

    ‘The firm is one of the pioneers on blockchain issues, if not the most advanced firm on this topic. This is an undisputable asset on the market.’

    ‘The seamless interaction between the partner Michéle Stutz and the team of associates Martina Aepli and Manuela Fuchs provides comfort that quality, experience and execution is always at the forefront and never compromised, even if the horsepower during handling of the case is provided by the associates.’

    ‘Martina Aepli’s firm stance and self-confident appearance in conciliation hearings clearly built the foundation for an advantageous negotiation position and subsequent settlement.

    ‘We have worked with Alexandra Geiger and Michèle Sutz. Both of them were always very well informed about ongoing projects and I had the impression, that they had a very good way of exchanging information.’

    ‘They are dedicated, fast and super-competent. As a customer, I notice how well they work together.’

    ‘Michèle Stutz combines a clear look on issues and a good reading of human behaviour.’

    ‘Highly focused, excellent expertise and quality of work, outstanding knowledge of the market, perfectly sized team for the market.’

    ‘Michèle Stutz is highly experienced, determined, and with a very professional, sociable and matter-of-fact attitude. Michèle Stutz and her team work very quickly, solution-oriented and cost-conscious. You can always rely on first-class results. Excellent communication too.’

    ‘The team is extremely reliable, practical and competent. They give quick advice in the employment field, which is my specialisation.’

    ‘I have been working with Michèle Stutz. She is kind and fair but strong in the matters she deals with and extremely quick but complete when she gives advice.’

    ‘Urs Isenegger is an exceptional lawyer, highly responsive, efficient, reliable and trustworthy. Alexandra Geiger is highly skilled in all areas related to employment and compliance.’

    ‘The team is very reactive and covers a wide area of expertise. They provide tailor-made solutions with a business approach while still taking into account the unique human aspects in each matter. They are highly motivated and dedicated.

    ‘Michèle Stutz is a very qualified practitioner who stands out for her consistency and clarity to strongly represent her client’s position, while being collaborative at the same time. ’

    ‘MME provides very concise, excellent quality advice and is highly solution oriented. The employment law capabilities cover all our current and potential needs perfectly. The team focuses on the relevant issues and gives clear recommendations with a strong business mindset, not necessarily found in legal advice from other firms.’

    ‘Alexandra Geiger is a highly skilled employment law specialist. Compared to competitors, she is very solution oriented, giving clear and concise practical advice. Her reactivity is exceptional and communication with her very precise.’

    ‘Very responsive, friendly, helpful and they think ahead.’

    ‘Helpful, communicate on eye level, share their knowledge proactively.’

  • Who's who Legal

    • Michèle Stutz: Thought Leaders in Labour & Employment, 2021 and 2020.
    • Michèle Stutz: Global Leader in Corporate Immigration and Labour & Employment 2021.
    • Michèle Stutz: National Leader in Corporate Immigration and Labour & Employment 2021.
    • Alexandra Geiger: National Leader in Private Client 2021.
    • Martina Aepli: Global Leader in Labour & Employment 2021.
    • Martina Aepli: National Leader in Labour & Employment 2021.

    Michèle Stutz is a top-tier employment lawyer with considerable experience handling complex and high-stakes disputes.”

    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).

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

  • BILANZ Top Law Firms Switzerland: "Employment Law"

    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance was awarded in Bilanz as one of the best law firms in the legal field "Labour Law (Employers' Side)" 2021. 

    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance was named one of the best law firms in the legal field "Labour Law (Employee Side)" 2021 in Bilanz.

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We will be pleased to provide you with comprehensive and interdisciplinary advice in the areas of legal, tax and compliance.