lic iur Luca Bianchi > Kellerhals Carrard > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard

Work Department

  • Capital Markets & Securities Regulation
  • Banking, Finance & FinTech / Regulatory
  • Insurance
  • Collective Investment Schemes & Financial Products
  • Corporate & Business Law / M&A
  • White collar crime, international legal assistance & compliance
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • China Desk
  • Corona Desk


lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner 


  • as of 2021: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard
  • 2016: Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
  • 2012: Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
  • 2009: Junior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
  • 2008: Traineeship with Lehman Brothers, Zurich in Equity Derivatives Sales
  • 2007: Traineeship, Niederer Kraft Frey
  • 2005: Traineeship with the Public Prosecutor’s Department in Zurich


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Asset Management Association Switzerland


  • 2018: Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China / Columbia Business School, New York, USA
  • 2017: Master of Laws (LL.M.), Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, USA
  • 2017: Certificate in Business Administration (CBA), IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
  • 2015: Master of Advanced Studies UZH in Finance, University of Zurich
  • 2012: Admitted to the Bar
  • 2009: lic. iur., University of Zurich
  • 2006: Erasmus exchange year, University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Kellerhals Carrard‘s offering covers matters in the retail and private banking, investment banking, asset management and enforcement and insolvency space. The FinTech sector is an area of particular strength. Led by Cornelia Stengel, the group is instructed by Swiss and foreign banks, insurance companies, securities firms and other financial institutions. A recent development is the formation of a dedicated sustainable investment/ESG desk. Dominik Oberholzer  is a key contact for investment funds. The arrival of Luca Bianchi  in January 2021 from Niederer Kraft Frey AG bolstered the practice.

Switzerland > Fintech

Kellerhals Carrard advises all types of clients, from start-ups to internationally listed companies as well as financial market players, and has recently been active in advising the Swiss federal council on new legislation regarding distributed ledger technology. Strengths of the practice, headed by financial services regulation specialist Cornelia Stengel, lie in particular in advice concerning online forms of credit, digital payment systems as well as financial market infrastructure projects, such as crowd-lending, digital wallets and central bank digital currencies. Lars Schlichting has a focus on crypto currencies, assets, funds and certificates. Having joined in May and January of 2021 respectively, Isabelle Romy and digital banks specialist Luca Bianchi are new arrivals to the team.

Switzerland > Capital markets

Kellerhals Carrard is noted for its ‘entrepreneurial approach, taking new roads and finding innovative solutions.’ Its speciality is advising large companies and banks on listed financial products, as well as on mid-cap capital market transactions. The team has considerable experience in the FinTech sector. The ‘creative negotiatorBeat Brechbühl handles transactions and leads the practice with Dominik Oberholzer who is a listed financial products expert. Jean-Luc Chenaux knows IPO-related issues well and associate Shayan Mirabi is considered to be ‘calm, highly efficient and delivers results needed.‘ The group was reinforced by the arrival of Luca Bianchi in early 2021, who was previously at Niederer Kraft Frey AG.