Our Employment expertise

We advise publicly listed and private companies, financial institutions, executive employees and directors on all aspects of employment law from recruitment and contract negotiation to termination, including related fiscal, compensation, health & safety, pension and social insurance law matters. We also advise on data protection, on the employment issues arising in corporate transactions and in the context of internal investigations. We partner with our clients to find pragmatic, effective solutions which take into account the commercial context in which they operate.

We integrate the expertise of specialists from other practices across the firm, including in particular our Corporate/M&A, Technology, Tax and Dispute Resolution teams, to provide innovative, tailored and effective advice to our clients.


  • Boston Scientific Corporation (USA) on employment law matters regarding the acquisition of Symetis SA for USD 435 million
  • Global Blue on the negotiation of new employment terms and conditions, and agreed corporate benefits in the context of its merger with Far Point Acquisition Corporation, becoming a publicly traded company on the NYSE
  • CRH plc on employment law matters in the context of the sale of its European distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone
  • Sportradar AG and the selling shareholders on Swiss employment law aspects in the context of the EUR 2.1 billion sale of Sportradar AG to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Silicon Valley-based growth equity firm TCV
  • Frulact Serviços Partilhados SA, a portfolio company of private equity investor Ardian, on employment law matters in connection with the acquisition of the food preparation business of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF)
  • Finastra on employment and pension fund matters, in connection with the acquisition of Olfa Soft SA
  • Ambienta SGR SpA in the sale of its portfolio company SF-Filter AG to funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe
  • SIX listed CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG on employment law matters regarding the acquisition of assets of Papierfabrik Utzenstorf AG

Deals & Cases


Fresenius sells a majority stake in Vamed’s rehabilitation business

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Smart Building & Industrial Services GmbH acquires Swibox Holding AG

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Calibre Scientific acquires Ruwag

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Awards & Rankings


NKF ranked top-tier firm in seven practice areas by The Legal 500 EMEA

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NKF ranked multiple times band 1 by Chambers Europe 2024

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NKF recognised as “Law Firm of the Year” for Mergers and Acquisitions Law by Best Lawyers/…

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Newsletters & Alerts


Aktuelles aus dem Arbeitsrecht

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Coronavirus COVID-19: Employment Law: Short Time Work and Compensation for Loss of Earnings

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Coronavirus COVID-19: Legal issues

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Fixed-Term Contracts (Switzerland)

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Individual Employee Termination (Switzerland)

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Employment Litigation and Timelines (Switzerland)

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Speaking Engagements


Update to circular 37 relating to taxation of employees shares

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Aktuelle Rechtsfragen rund um den Bonus

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