Dr. iur. Martin Ammann, lic.oec., LL.M.
Dr. iur. Martin Ammann, lic.oec., LL.M.

Dr. iur. Martin Ammann, lic.oec., LL.M.

Of Counsel, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 06 57
martin.ammann@mll-legal.com

Profile

Martin Ammann became Of Counsel to the firm in January 2018, before which he was a partner and co-head of the firm’s employment law and competition law groups.

He represents clients in complex employment law proceedings and civil litigation and advises in matters such as employment regulations, bonus plans and tailor-made employment solutions. He handles complex restructuring and mass redundancy cases and supports clients in setting up staffing and placement services in Switzerland.

Martin Ammann also regularly advises clients in competition and distribution law issues and represents them before the authorities.

Martin Ammann also handles complex inheritance cases.

Martin Ammann has particular experience in the sectors of banking, consulting and services, pharmaceutics and cosmetics.

He is fluent in German, English and French.




Rankings & Awards

Best Lawyers Recognized in 2023Who's Who Legal Switzerland Recognized in 2022Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2022Best Lawyers Recognized in 2021Who's Who Legal Switzerland 2021Who's Who Legal Switzerland 2020Who's Who Legal Switzerland Franchise 2020
  • “Martin Ammann: Highly professional, knows the market and legal practice very well and I enjoy working with him” – Legal 500 EMEA, Employment, 2022
  • “Martin Ammann stands out among peers as a leading labour and franchise lawyer, with experience spanning the gamut of domestic and international matters” – Who’s Who Legal, National Leader Franchise, 2022
  • “Martin Ammann is a staunch advocate for his clients in the franchise space, routinely providing critical support on exceedingly complex and contentious issues” – Who’s Who Legal, Global Leader Franchising, 2022
  • “Martin Ammann has a top-tier employment and franchise practice for which he is highly sought after by big name brands” – Who’s Who Legal, Franchise, 2021
  • “Martin Ammann is highly regarded in the market for his distribution and restructuring expertise. He is further commended for his in-depth knowledge of employment and competition law” – Who’s Who Legal, Franchise, 2021
  • “Martin Ammann wins acclaim from commentators for his impressive practice, which encompasses distribution and competition matters, as well as employment issues” – Who’s Who Legal, Franchise, 2020
  • “Martin Ammann draws high praise from market commentators who compliment his top-tier work advising on distribution law and employment-related matters” – Who’s Who Legal, Franchise, 2020
  • “Martin Ammann is an expert in labour and employment and franchise matters” – Who’s Who Legal, 2017
  • The employment practice is lauded for its “pragmatic approach and understanding of business reality” – Chambers and Partners, 2017
  • Martin Ammann’s competition practice is feted for providing “excellent service at a fair price” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2016

Deals & Cases

  • Legal advice to the HolidayCheck Group, in particular to its subsidiary in Switzerland with more than 250 employees, in connection with a comprehensive restructuring project caused by the Covid 19 crisis, including mass redundancies and social plan negotiations
  • Martin Ammann successfully represented Rothschild Bank in litigation going up to the Swiss Supreme court regarding a landmark salary bonus case
  • Martin Ammann has successfully advised a major cosmetic company in setting up and further developing a comprehensive selective distribution system

Education & Admission

  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (1988)
  • University of St. Gallen, Dr. iur. (1987)
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. (1982)
  • University of Geneva, lic. iur. (1978)
  • University of St. Gallen, lic. oec. (1976)

Memberships and public offices

  • Member of board of directors of several Swiss companies
  • Auditor for the Europa Institut, Zurich
  • Swiss Association for Compensation law (ASAS)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

“Martin Ammann wins acclaim from commentators for his impressive practice, which encompasses distribution and competition matters, as well as employment issues”

Who’s Who Legal, Franchise, 2020
More by Martin Ammann

Publications

Scenario No-Deal: Quotas for United Kingdom citizens

MLL News, February 2019
  • EN

Eine ver-“flixte“ Schweiz?

Liber amicorum für Prof. Andreas Kellerhals, Hrsg. Notter / Weber / Heinemann / Baumgartner, 2018
  • DE

Franchise 2018

Getting in Deal Through
  • EN

Erhöhung des Mindestlohns für Arbeitnehmende in der Hauswirtschaft

Lexology, December 2016
  • DE