Dr iur Daniel Alder > Kellerhals Carrard > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard

Work Department

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Competition Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Transactions and Corporate Matters


Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner


  • since 1992: Practice with various business law firms in Zurich
  • 1988-1991: Assistant Teacher at the Law School of the University of Zurich with the Chair for Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law and Media Law at the Institute of Law of the University of Zurich


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Swiss Associations of Judges (SVR-ASM)


  • 2012: Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law
  • 1993: Dr. iur., University of Zurich
  • 1987: lic. iur., University of Zurich

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > TMT

The TMT practice of Kellerhals Carrard is jointly headed by Daniel Alder, Daniel Emch and Nicolas Mosimann and acts in contentious and non-contentious matters with a focus on businesses’ IT strategies, including the IT aspects of due diligence on transactions and joint ventures. Clients include a broad variety of companies, from internet service providers and telecommunication companies to manufacturers of technological components as well as numerous tech start-ups that benefit from the firm’s dedicated start-up desk.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

The data protection practice of Kellerhals Carrard is jointly headed by Nicolas Mosimann, Daniel Alder, Ralph Gramigna, Christophe Rapin and Stefano Perucchi. The practitioners of the team act for all types of clients, from start-ups to publicly listed companies and international financial institutions, on the full range of data protection matters, including international matters such as GDPR-related mandates. Frequently working together with other departments, such as TMT and fintech, the team takes on a variety of tasks concerning emerging markets, which include international data transfer arrangements, direct marketing issues, cloud computing, cybersecurity and tracking technology.

Switzerland > Employment

With its offices in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lugano, Lausanne and Zurich, Kellerhals Carrard covers the country’s major cities and provides comprehensive employment law advice to national and international clients, including on the employment aspects of immigration and data protection matters. The practice is headed by certified specialist SBA employment Lawyer Urs Marti and specialist labour and employment lawyer Christoph Zimmerli. Ivan Paparelli and Jonathan Bernasconi have a focus on contentious employment matters. Michael Daphinoff specialises in arbitration matters. Daniel Alder is another key contact.

Switzerland > Intellectual property

The intellectual property practice of Kellerhals Carrard is headed by Daniel Alder, Daniel Emch, Nicolas Mosimann and Stefano Perucchi, and provides advice regarding all types of IP, including patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, know-how and trade secrets. The unit is lauded for its ‘competence, reactivity and fairness‘ in contract negotiations which often regard distribution strategies, including license and franchise agreements. The team regularly appears before all types of courts to enforce IP rights and defend against infringement claims.