Dr Dominik Oberholzer > Kellerhals Carrard > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard

Work Department

  • Law of collective investment schemes
  • Financial markets law
  • Banking law
  • Corporate law
  • Contracts law
  • White collar crime prevention


Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner


  • since 2008: Partner with Kellerhals Carrard
  • Clerk with different courts and law offices


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese


  • Legal department of the self-regulatory organisation of the Swiss Leasing Associatin (SRO / SLV)
  • Swiss Funds Association (SFA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


  • 2000: Dr.iur., University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 2000: LL.M., University of Michigan, USA
  • 1995: lic.iur., Universität Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1992: DEUG II, University of Le Havre, France

Lawyer Rankings

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 Brechbuehl 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.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Kellerhals Carrard has a large regional coverage through offices in various Swiss cities as well a comprehensive service offering across a broad spectrum of practice areas. In particular, the team provides adept advice on M&A transactions, contentious proceedings and investigations as well as sports, and capital markets matters. Managing partner Dominik Oberholzer is the key contact in the Berne office. Christoph Jäger, Daniel Emch, Thomas Eichenberger, Claudia Götz Staehelin and Cornelia Stengel are also noted.

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.