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Rahel A. Nedi


Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A , Dispute Resolution , Employment & Pensions , Health and Medical Law , Insolvency & Restructuring , Venture Capital
Field-Display: Corporate & M&A Team , Dispute Resolution Team , Employment & Pensions Team , Health and Medical Law Team , Insolvency & Restructuring Team , Venture Capital Team , Startups

Dr Rahel Nedi deals with Labour Law, Data Protection and Dispute Resolution. She is also a member of the Start-up Desk. She advises a national and international clientele, private individuals and companies. In addition, she is a lecturer at the University of Zurich and edits articles for the Swiss Journal of Employment Law (ARV/DTA).


+41 44 254 55 55



Admission to the Bar

Admitted in Switzerland (2015) 

Practice Areas

  • Employment & Pensions
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Dispute Resolution


  • CAS Data Protection University of Zurich (2023)
  • Maastricht University (ECPC-B Professional DPO Certification, 2022)
  • University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 2018)
  • King's College London (LL.M., 2013)
  • University of Neuchâtel (MLaw, 2012) 
  • University of Geneva (BA Relations Internationales, 2010)


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin
  • Romanian


  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association


Subject: Privacy policy
Autor: Rahel A. Nedi, Christian Schönfeld
Reading time: 2 Min

Is the GDPR applicable to my Swiss company?

Even weeks after the new data protection law came into force in Switzerland, many companies still lack orientation. The extensive scope of the GDPR can be confusing when compared to the Swiss Data Protection Act (DPA), but it is worth clarifying this in detail.

The implementation of Swiss data protection law is less complex than the implementation of the GDPR, and the sanctions are also significantly milder than if the GDPR is also applicable, under which the consequences of non-compliance can be significantly more serious. The following overview is intended to provide support in this regard:

Subject: Privacy policy
Autor: Rahel A. Nedi, Christian Schönfeld
Reading time: 1 Min

Revised Data Protection Act is in effect today

On September 1, 2023, the revised Data Protection Act will come into force. With the accompanying media coverage, many companies are noticing that they have not yet adapted their contracts and processes. Time to quickly get an overview.

Subject: Startups
Autor: Rahel A. Nedi, Christian Schönfeld
Reading time: 1 Min

Swiss Startup Association x Prager Dreifuss: Are you ready for the revised Swiss Data Protection Act?

The new Data Protection Act and Ordinance will come into force on September 1, 2023. What does this mean for entrepreneurs and companies in Switzerland?

On May 16, our attorneys Dr. Rahel Nedi and Dr. Christian Schönfeld presented the essentials as part of a training event of the Swiss Startup Association at our premises.

Rahel and Christian explained the rights of the data subject on the one hand and the obligations of the data controllers and processors on the other. They also talked about data transfers, upcoming challenges, important terms and definitions to be aware of and much more.

After the presentation, there was a lively exchange of ideas over an evening aperitif. We would like to thank the Swiss Startup Association for organizing the event and all the startups that were guests of Prager Dreifuss that evening.

Subject: Startups
Autor: Rahel A. Nedi, Andrea Schütz

Providing Legal Advice for Female Founders

News from our Start Up Desk: in the current issue of Ladies Drive Andrea Schütz and Rahel Nedi discuss their commitment for Female Founders

Subject: Employment & Pensions
Autor: Rahel A. Nedi, Andreas Holenstein
Paper: Festschrift für Wolfgang Portmann
Reading time: 10 Min

The Choice of Law in the Empoyment Agreement

The Choice of Law in the Employment Agreement; Possibility and Limits.

Subject: Employment & Pensions
Autor: Rahel A. Nedi
Paper: ARV-DTA 2-2020, S. 125 ff.
Reading time: 5 Min

Reimbursement of costs in home office

In the Federal Supreme Court ruling 4A_533/2018 of 23 April 2019, it was inter alia disputed between the parties whether the employee was entitled to compensation for the use of a room in his private home as a study or archive. The Federal Supreme Court affirmed this.

Does this decision automatically apply to home office-cases in times of Covid-19? The author critically assesses the Federal Court's ruling in view of Covid-19."

Subject: Loans / Covid 19
Autor: Vanessa Bernheim, Michael Mosimann, Rahel A. Nedi, Lukas Scherer
Paper: PD Launch Pad Newsletter

PD Launch Pad Newsletter May 2020: Liquidity Support for Start-ups Hit by COVID-19

Subject: Employment & Pensions
Autor: Rahel A. Nedi, Wolfgang Portmann
Paper: Festschrift für Isaak Meier zum 65. Geburtstag
Reading time: 10 Min

New forms of Employment - Crowdwork, Umbrella Companies and Employee Sharing

New forms of employment and their legal treatment