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Prof Dr Daniel Staehelin

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Kellerhals Carrard


Daniel Staehelin is on one hand a very experienced litigator with a focus on banking and insurance matters. On the other hand he advises his corporate and private clients in restructuring, transactions, real estate and succession planning. Furthermore he is known as one of the leading insolvency lawyers in Switzerland. Contract and corporate, banking and insurance, inheritance planning and execution, restructuring and insolvency, international private law, international procedure, litigation and arbitration, civil law notary


2005 Titularprofessor (honorary professor) for debt collection and insolvency law at the University of Basel; 2000 Lecturer for private law (real estate) at the University of Basel; 1999 Lecturer for debt collection and insolvency law at the University of Basel; 1997 Partner with Gfeller Christen Hentz, Advokatur und Notariat (renamed in 2001 in Rickli Christen Partner); 1993 admitted as a notary public and entrance in the law firm of Gfeller Christen Hentz, Basel; 1992 practising as a attorney-at-law and stage as a notary public; 1989 - 1991 stages with a law firm in Basel, the Civil Court and at the Appellate Court in Basel; 1986 - 1988 Assistant at the University of Basel


German, English, French, Italian


Co-founder and president (1998-2012) of the association for debt collection and insolvency law; Member of the expert commission on "civil procedure/arbitration/debt collection and insolvency law" of the Swiss association of lawyers (SAV); Member of the expert group concerning the revision of the insolvency and restructuring law appointed by the Swiss federal office of justice (2003-2008); Director of Insol International (2005-2008); President of Insol Europe (2012/13); Member of the International Insolvency Institute (by invitation); Member of Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); Member of the Scientific Association for International Procedure Law; Secretary (2004-2007) and president of the Basel Chamber of Notaries (2007-2010)


1993 notary public; 1991 admitted to the Bar of Basel; 1988 obtained a doctorate at the University of Basel (summa cum cum laude, decorated with the Walther Hug-Price); 1986 Lizentiat at the University of Basel (summa cum laude); 1980 - 1986 Studies of law at the Universities of Basel and Neuchâtel


classical clarinet; golfing; sailing; member Rotary Club Basel


Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Kellerhals Carrard focuses on company restructurings and liquidation proceedings. Lukas Bopp represents Banque Privée Espírito Santo in a voidance action related to a payment dating back before its insolvency, while Daniel Staehelin and Jean-Luc Chenaux are handling the client's ongoing liquidation.

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