Martin L. Mueller | Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Martin L. Mueller

Attorney at law, Dr.iur., LL.M., Fachanwalt SAV Arbeitsrecht
Head Employment, Executive Compensation & Pensions

Loewenstrasse 1
8001 Zurich
T +41 44 217 92 60

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A very strategic approach, understands the needs of the clients and advises in their best interests.

Chambers Europe, 2022

He is very smart.

Chambers Europe, 2021

What I especially value is his strategic approach for our group, and he is an excellent negotiator.

Chambers Europe, 2021

Martin Müller advises us in strategically relevant employment issues, like complex reorganizations, mass dismissals, TUPEs and senior executive employment matters. He provides tailor-made service and excellent advice.

The Legal 500, 2021

Very strategic and has a long-term view.

Chambers Europe, 2020

An outstanding employment lawyer and a very good guide through Swiss employment law: He perfectly knows how to solve very complex employment issues, how to structure a complex restructuring or how to handle difficult situations.

The Legal 500, 2020

Martin L. Mueller heads the Employment, Executive Compensation & Pension Group of Pestalozzi. His practice focuses on transactional employment and pensions issues, as well as hiring, incentivizing and exiting senior executives.


  • Partner Pestalozzi
  • Associate Pestalozzi
  • Columbia Law School, New York: LL.M.
  • Bar Admission
  • Fellow University of Zurich School of Law, grant by Swiss National Fund for Academic Research
  • University of St Gallen: doctorate (Dr.iur. )
  • Law clerk
  • University of St Gallen: Master of law (lic.iur. )


English, French, German


  • International Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • EELA European Employment Lawyers Association


Employment Termination Agreements: Switzerland Update 2023

By Martin L. Mueller: Employment Termination Agreements Guide, Practical Law, April 2023

Die Gewerkschaft in der Massenentlassung

By Martin L. Mueller: in: Portmann/Aubert/Müller/Rudolph, Festschrift für Adrian von Kaenel, Zürich 2022, S. 301-314

Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits 2022

By Martin L. Mueller: Lexology / Getting the Deal Through, London 2022

Sonderprobleme des Betriebsübergangs

By Martin L. Mueller: Arbeitsrecht und Arbeilslosenversicherung/ARV 3/2022, Verlag Schulthess Juristische Medien AG, S. 237-250

Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits 2021

By Martin L. Mueller: Lexology / Getting the Deal Through, London 2021

Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits 2020

By Martin L. Mueller: Getting the Deal Through, London 2020

Mutual termination agreement and release (employment) Q&A: Switzerland

By Martin L. Mueller: Practical Law Employment Guide, November 2020
Quoted by BBC Europe on The Swiss court ruling on home workers’ rent

Quoted by BBC Europe on The Swiss court ruling on home workers’ rent

By Martin L. Mueller: BBC Europe, July 2020
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