Annette Zimmerli Counsel


Main areas of practice

  • Work permits and immigration
  • Corporate, commercial and contract law
  • Corporate governance and risk management


German, English, French, Spanish


  • University of Zurich (lic.iur.) 1984
  • Admission to the Bar 1987
  • Harvard Business School Boston USA (Certificate «General Management») 2001
  • University of Zurich, Executive MBA 2007

Professional experience

  • Suter Howald Attorneys at Law, Zurich (since 2005)
  • SIG Holding AG, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Group Head Legal & Insurance (2002-2005)
  • Swiss Federal Railways (SBB AG), Bern, Group Head Central Unit (1999-2002)
  • Bühler AG, Uzwil, Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and Group Divisional Head (1989-1999)
  • Haymann & Beglinger Attorneys at Law, Zurich, Associate (1987-1988)
  • Nobel & Hug Attorneys at Law, Zurich, Associate (1984-1987)
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