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Eversheds Sutherland AG

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Barbara Klett

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Barbara Klett (LL.M.) is a Certified Specialist for torts and Insurance Law (SBA) with a wide experience in the insurance and transport sectors. Barbara provides legal advice, conducts litigation and acts as mediator in the areas of national and international commercial and contract law and international private law. Barbara’s practice areas are liability and insurance law, as well as Swiss and international logistics and transport law. Barbara is mediator of the Swiss Bar Association (SBA) and of the German lawyer academia (DAA).

Barbara established the national claim centre of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB CFF FFS) which she directed until 2002. Previously, she practiced law in the head office of the Berne Insurance (now Allianz Suisse) in the claim and underwriting department. Before joining Eversheds Sutherland, Barbara was partner at Kaufmann Rüedi Rechtsanwälte AG in Lucerne.

Barbara was member of the extra-parliamentary Railways Arbitration Commission (SKE) and expert auditor in the quality management system ISO 9001 of the international law firm network DIRO until 2015. In addition, she shaped the establishment of commercial mediation at the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (SCCM) of which she also was a board member. Barbara was mentor for CAS Mediation at the Lucerne University.




German, Italian, French, English


Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

Eversheds Sutherland AG's partners are recommended for being 'time-conscious and responsive, as well as good listeners'. With qualifications in both Swiss and English law, the litigators are experienced in banking, telecoms and IT, commodities, engineering, real estate and construction, as well as white-collar criminal law matters. Global head of dispute resolution, the 'experienced and creative' Dr Claudius Triebold, is one of the seven key partners. Monika McQuillen, Peter Haas and Barbara Klett are also singled out by clients. James Hargrove left for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in February 2018.

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Within: Transport

The team at Eversheds Sutherland AG impresses with 'a sound knowledge of contracts relating to public procurement and public transport', 'honest and detailed communication', as well its 'an outstanding structuring and delivery of documents'. Railway procurement projects and corporate advice constitute major focus areas, alongside liability law, air transport and related passenger rights, road transport law, as well as shipping and trade finance matters. 'Extremely professional, reliable and precise' head of transport Oliver Beldi provided an early case assessment for Airbus Helicopters, which aims to terminate a commercial agreement with a supplier of helicopter parts due to quality issues. Public transport expert Bruno Schoch 'shows very high flexibility and is able to identify risks and describe successful solutions', while transport liability and insurance partner Barbara Klett is another key member of the department.

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