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Kellerhals Carrard

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Switzerland > Public law

The ‘motivated and committed‘ team at Kellerhals Carrard regularly ‘handles complex public law litigation‘ in ‘a highly professional manner‘. It also provides consultancy on constitutional and administrative cases, along with regulatory expertise in the energy supply, transport and postal service domains. Highlights included representing Tamedia in a dispute over Swiss Federal Railway advertising space, and acting for the Canton of Zurich against the award of an IT application to Abraxas AG. ‘Highly competent‘ disputes expert Christoph Jäger heads the practice alongside Lugano-based Ivan PaparelliAndreas Guengerich, Daniel Staehelin and Jonathan Bernasconi are other significant names to note.

Switzerland > Insurance

At Kellerhals Carrard, the team handles disputes and liability cases, as well as providing regulatory advice. Basel-based Pascal Grolimund led on separate multimillion-dollar proceedings for a luxury goods company and a care sector industry association – both against major insurers – regarding property damage and erroneous compensation recovery, respectively. Zurich-based office Christoph Frey represented one insurance company in a $50m arbitration matter, and another in social recourse litigation. The team has also provided assistance with Swiss D&O contracts and with international product recall damages claims. Thomas Eichenberger, Nicolas Gillard and Ivan Paparelli are other key contacts.

Switzerland > Employment

Kellerhals Carrard assists with contractual matters and negotiations, along with executive-level dispute resolution, across the pharmaceutical, retail, sports and financial sectors. Christoph Zimmerli advised K12 Inc. and Staar Surgical Company on commercial, immigration and labour law matters; he leads the team with Urs Marti, who represented CSL Behring in litigation regarding a senior manager dismissal. The practice has been instrumental in implementing say-on-pay rules for employment agreements and management reorganisations. Ivan Paparelli provides ongoing legal advice to  VF International SAGL, Consitex SA and Moncler Suisse SA groups. Zurich-based Daniel Alder and Lugano-based Jonathan Bernasconi are other key contacts.

Switzerland > Leading firms: Italian-speaking Switzerland

Kellerhals Carrard‘s Lugano-office covers an impressive breadth of practice areas; it is particularly noted for its activity in dispute resolution, M&A, intellectual property, and tax matters. Corporate and sports specialists Henry Peter and Massimiliano Maestretti, tax expert Giovanni Stucchi, litigator Ivan Paparelli and Lars Schlichting, who knows banking and finance law well, are prominent practitioners. Andrea FioravantiStefano Perucchi and Jonathan Bernasconi are also noted.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Kellerhals Carrard advises clients in liquidation proceedings, distressed situations and company restructurings. It also advises clients on how to avoid insolvency, as well as debt enforcement. Those are also the areas of expertise for group head Daniel StaehelinLukas Bopp is well versed in assisting foreign trustees with Swiss bankruptcies; both are based in Basel. In Lugano, Ivan Paparelli is highlighted.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Kellerhals Carrard has a large dispute resolution team, which provides legal support in all major Swiss cities. It acts for national and international companies and banks in a variety of proceedings. In Basel, Daniel Staehelin and Lukas Bopp are experts in insolvency matters, while Andreas Guengerich is the key contact in Bern for debt enforcement and bankruptcy cases. Lugano-based Ivan Paparelli is also experienced in criminal proceedings. Other highlighted practitioners are Nicolas Gillard and Pascal Grolimund. The practice was further bolstered by the arrivals of Claudia Götz Staehelin in Basel, who previously held the position of head of litigation at Novartis, and Annemarie Streuli, who joined the Geneva office from Python.