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Kellerhals Carrard

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Chairman: Dr Beat Brechbuehl
Managing Partners: Dr Marco Balmelli, Philippe Frésard, Emmanuèle Argand, Clarence Peter, Jean-Philippe Rochat, Massimiliano Maestretti, Dr Daniel Lengauer, Dr Daniel Alder, Prof Dr Henry Peter
Number of partners: 82
Number of lawyers: 200+
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Kellerhals Carrard is a full-service law firm with more than 200 legal experts and offices in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Sion and Zurich as well as representative offices in Shanghai and Tokyo. The firm offers a full range of legal services for national and international clients in all areas of corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on cross border transactions. The firm is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, understanding of business needs and pragmatic approach.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate & M&A:

42 partners, 60 fee earners
Key Clients: Galenica, BKW, Ruag, Intersport Adecco, Cantonal Banks of Basel and Berne, PostFinance, Sauber F1 Team, Noble Biocare, Swiss Football League, REKA, Sandoz Foundation, Vifor Pharma
Contacts: Beat Brechbuehl, Ines Poeschel, Marco Balmelli, Edgar Philippin, Frédéric Rochat, Massimiliano Maestretti, Clarence Peter

Capital Markets & Financial Services:
24 partners, 12 fee earners Key Clients: UBS, Man Group plc, LGT Group, Babson Capital Management, Swiss Life Group, Galenica, BKW Swisscom/Publigroupe, Postfinance
Funds Contact: Dominik Oberholzer
Capital Markets Contact: Beat Brechbuehl

Litigation & Arbitration:

39 partners, 47 fee earners
Key Clients: Roche, Bayer, Cukurova, BKW, Swisscom, and various non-disclosed clients
Litigation Contacts: Lukas Bopp, Andreas Guengerich, Peter Schatz, François Kaiser, Ivan Paparelli, Jean-Cédric Michel
Arbitration Contacts: Bernhard Berger, Martin Molina, Jean-Philippe Rochat, Henry Peter, Annemarie Streuli

FinTech & Blockchain:
6 partners, 8 fee earners
Key Clients: POSEIDON GROUP AG, EIDOO Sagl, Nexex Ltd., ParkinGo SA, SgamePro SA
Contacts: Lars Schlichting, Cornelia Stengel, Dominik Oberholzer, Henric Immink

Insolvency & Corporate Recovery:
20 partners, 18 fee earners
Key Clients: Swiss insolvency proceedings related litigation (e.g. Lehman Brothers Holdings), administration of insolvent estates (e.g. Swiss PB AG and Inter Capital Group
Contacts: Daniel Staehelin, Lukas Bopp, Jean-Luc Chenaux

Investigation, Compliance & White Collar Crime:
16 partners, 11 fee earners
Contacts: Claudia Goetz, Daniel Lengauer, Florian Baumann, François Micheli

Startup Desk: 11 partners, 16 fee earners
Key Clients: Ava AG, VIU Eyewear
Contacts: Karim Maizar, Nicolas Mosimann

IP/IT & Telecom:
13 partners, 20 fee earners
Key Clients: SAG, Puma, Nobel Biocare, HEAD, Bombardier, Novartis, several Swiss universities
Contacts: Daniel Alder, Daniel Emch, Sébastien Fries


11 partners, 11 fee earners
Key Clients: Swisscom, Sixt, Galenica, Swiss Football League, Groupe Editis/Interforum, Berne Airport, SRG SSR, Fenaco, BLS
Daniel Emch, Daniel Lengauer

Construction, Real Estate, Energy:
19 partners, 25 fee earners
Key Clients: BKW, KKB, EBM, IWB, AVAG, Energie Solaire, Fenaco (Agrola), Real Estate Funds
Construction & Real Estate Contacts: Mario Marti, Fabrizio Gabrielli, Bernd Hauck
Energy Contact: Martin Föhse

Tax & Private Clients:
8 partners, 6 fee earners (tax); 18 partners, 28 fee earners (private clients)
Tax Contacts: Christian Witschi, Giovanni Stucchi, Charles de Bavier
Private Clients Contacts: Annette Spycher, Nicolas Gillard

Pharma, Life Sciences & Insurance:
5 partners, 6 fee earners
Key Clients: Interpharma, F. Hoffman-La Roche (Roche), Bayer, Vifor Pharma, Swiss Life Group
Pharma/Life Sciences Contacts: Christoph Zimmerli, Thomas Eichenberger
Insurance Contact: Christoph Frey

Sports Law:
20 partners,14 fee earners Key Clients: Swiss Football League, Sauber Formula 1 Team, Ana Ivanovic, International Football players, International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency and many International Federations
Contacts: Marco Balmelli, Philippe Frésard, Ross Wenzel, Massimiliano Maestretti, Laurent Moser

Hirschgaesslein 11
P.O. Box
257 CH-4010 Basel
Tel. +41 58 200 30 00
+41 58 200 30 11
E-Mail: [email protected]

Effingerstrasse 1
P.O. Box
CH-3001 Berne
Tel.+41 58 200 39 00
Fax +41 58 200 39 11
E-Mail: [email protected]

Rue François-Bellot 6
CH-1206 Geneva
Tel. +41 58 200 32 00
+41 58 200 32 11
E-Mail: [email protected]

Place Saint-François 1
P.O. Box 7191
CH-1002 Lausanne
Tel. +41 58 200 33 00
Fax +41 58 200 33 11
E-Mail: [email protected]

Via Canova 15
P.O. Box 6280
CH-6901 Lugano
Tel. +41 58 200 31 00
Fax +41 58 200 31 11
E-Mail: [email protected]

Rue du Scex 4
P.O. Box 317
CH-1951 Sion
Tel. +41 58 200 34 00
Fax +41 58 200 34 11
[email protected]

Raemistrasse 5
Postfach CH-8024 Zurich
Tel. +41 58 200 39 00
Fax +41 58 200 39 11
E-Mail: [email protected]


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