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Gian Geel


work Schützengasse 1 P.O. Box
8021 Zurich


Attorney at Law - Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law / Managing Associate
Gian Geel

Gian specialises in employment law, advising national and international companies, public employers as well as private individuals on all aspects of Swiss employment law and representing their interests before Swiss courts and authorities. His core competence lies in representing clients and finding solutions in disputes, particularly in connection with dismissals, workplace conflicts and variable compensation. Clients benefit from his years of experience in complex litigation both as a lawyer and previously as a law clerk at the Zurich Labour Court. 

Clients highly value Gian's comprehensive advice on a wide range of employment-related issues, such as employment agreements and personnel regulations, dismissals, internal investigations, employment law aspects of transactions, secondments and staff leasing, as well adjacent issues in the legal areas of immigration, data protection, social security, and tax. 

Gian Geel holds the title of Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law. This title stands for specialized practical experience in employment law and related areas of law and is awarded by the Swiss Bar Association (SBA) after successful completion of a challenging training.

  • Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law ( (Swiss Bar Association; 2023)
  • University of Miami School of Law (LL.M., 2012)
  • University of Zurich (lic. iur., 2011)
  • Attorney at Law in VISCHER's employment law team (2017 – today)
  • Law Clerk at the Labour Court Zurich (2014 – 2017)
  • Assistant Law Clerk at the District Court Zurich (2013 – 2014)
  • Junior Associate at a business lawfirm in Zurich (2012 – 2013)
Memberships in Associations
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • German
  • English
  • French
Practice areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Data Protection
  • Employment
  • Immigrationsrecht
  • International Civil Litigation
  • M&A
  • Pensions Law
  • Social Insurance Law