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MĂśHLENBERG 7, PO BOX 258, 4010 BASEL, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 058 881 01 01
Fax:
Fax +41 058 881 01 09
Email:
Web:
www.burckhardtlaw.com

Dr Piera Beretta

Tel:
Work +41 58 881 00 30
Email:
Burckhardt Ltd.

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Head of Dispute Resolution. Dispute avoidance and national and international litigation. Focus on complex, often transnational litigation before state courts and arbitral tribunals. Also acts as arbitrator.

Career

Piera was a litigation lawyer from 1999 to 2008 with an international law firm in Basel. From 2008 to 2010 she practised with a City law firm in London. Head of Dispute Resolution with burckhardt Ltd since 2010. In 2011 she was appointed judge of the Tax Appeals Commission of the Canton of Basel-Stadt. From 2001 to 2005 she was a part-time lecturer in private law at University of Basel and from 2005 to 2008 a fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation working at the Center for European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge. Author of a number of highly regarded publications. Regularly speaks at conferences.

Languages

English, German, French

Education

Universities of Basel (lic. iur. 1997, Dr. iur. 2000) and Cambridge (LL.M. first class degree 2003, St John's College). Admitted to the bar in 1999. STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (2011).


Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Litigation

Within: Litigation

From its offices in Basel and Zurich, Burckhardt Ltd. covers financial services, employment, trust and inheritance disputes. Recent highlights include the representation of an Egypian resident in a contractual dispute against a Swiss bank, as well as the defence of various state hospitals and private clinics in clinical negligence cases regarding childbirth, living organ donations and medically assisted reproduction. Piera Beretta, Regula Hinderling, Gudrun Ă–sterreicher and Ramon Mabillard are the main partners.

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