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Dr. Martina Steiner

Baker & McKenzie Zurich


Dr. Martina Steiner is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Zurich. In 2017, she worked as an associate in the Geneva office for several months. Prior to joining the Firm in 2015, Martina worked at the cantonal courts and the public prosecutor’s office of Canton Nidwalden, as an attorney and law clerk. In addition, she gained courtroom experience and exposure to common law jurisdiction as a participant in the European Lawyers’ Programme at the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, Scotland. Martina’s doctoral thesis on civil procedural law and her postgraduate degrees in mediation and forensics complement her working experience.

Practice Focus

Dr. Martina Steiner focuses on civil and criminal litigation. She regularly supports clients in pre-trial negotiations, advises on avoiding litigation or arbitration and provides counsel on improving clients’ positions in potential conflicts before courts and arbitral tribunals. Often, this involves cross-border issues. Besides litigation, Martina advises clients on all matters involving labor, employment and immigration law in Switzerland, including issues related to reorganizations, restructurings and collective redundancies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • European Lawyers Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association - Employment and civil procedure law work Groups
  • Swiss Bar Association


  • Switzerland (2010)


  • University of Lucerne (Dr. iur.) (2015)
  • Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Certificate of Advanced Studies Mediation) (2014)
  • Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Certificate of Advanced Studies Forensic) (2012)
  • University of Basel (MLaw) (2008)
  • University of Basel (BLaw) (2007)


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Geneva


Co-author, "Ende der freiwilligen Maßnahmen – Per 1.7.2020 Inkrafttreten gesetzlicher Pflichten zur Einhaltung der Lohngleichheit in der Schweiz" (End of Voluntary Measures – As of 1.7.2020 Entry Into Force of Legal Obligations to Comply with Equal Pay in Switzerland), Compliance aktuell, Edition 14, June 2020 (together with Dr. Fabienne Bretscher)

Co-author, "Diskriminierende Lohnunterschiede" (Discriminatory Pay Differences), Recht relevant. für Compliance Officers, Edition 3/2020, June 2020 (together with Dr. Fabienne Bretscher)

Co-author, "No Right of the Press to Attend Settlement Discussions Conducted by Swiss Civil Courts", Global Litigation News Blog, Baker McKenzie, April 16, 2020 (together with Dr. Fabienne Bretscher)

Co-author, "Der Grundsatz der Justizöffentlichkeit im Zivilprozess" (The Principle of Public Court Hearings in Civil Proceedings), in: «Justice – Justiz – Giustizia» 2020/2 (together with Dr. Fabienne Bretscher)

Co-author, "Sozialversicherungsrecht" (Developments in Social Security Law), in: Baker McKenzie Zurich (ed.), Wirtschaftsrecht 2020 Trends & Entwicklungen (Trends & Developments in Business Law 2020), Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2020, 53-62 (together with Dr. Philippe Monnier)