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Kellerhals Carrard
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Work Department

  • Corporate
  • Litigation, arbitration, insolvency
  • Private clients
  • Employment law
  • Commercial and corporate disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Bankruptcy issues
  • Art law
  • Contentious trusts and estate disputes
  • Fraud cases
  • Asset tracing and product liability claims


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


  • 2009: Founding Partner, Kellerhals Carrard (Kellerhals Attorneys at Law back then)
  • 2000-2009: Partner, Zurich law firms 
  • 1996-2000: Associate, Zurich law firm
  • 1995-1996: Associate, Californian law firm 
  • 1990-1994: Law Clerk, Commercial Court in Zurich
  • 1989-1990: Law Clerk, District Court of Zurich
  • 1992: Admitted to the Bar


  • German
  • English


Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations (ZAV and SAV)


  • 1994-1995: LL.M., McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, Kalifornien
  • 1989: lic. iur., University of Zürich

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Thanks to its large team of ‘competent and responsive lawyers’, Kellerhals Carrard is highly active in a wide range of sectors, with particular expertise in the life sciences, insurance, banking, sports, real estate and construction industries. The firm has a broad local network with offices in all the major economic centres in Switzerland; Lukas Bopp leads in Basel, Nicolas Gillard heads up the Lausanne team, the Berne group is led by Michael Daphinoff, Ivan Paparelli leads in Lugano, and the Zurich and Geneva practices are led by Peter Schatz and Annemarie Streuli respectively.

Switzerland > Private client

Kellerhals Carrard acts for a variety of private clients, including Swiss-domiciled ultra-high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs, as well as private Swiss banks and family offices. Specialisms of the unit are inheritance disputes, matrimonial property law, the structuring of trusts and family offices as well as tax and estate planning. The key practitioners are the ‘incredibly impressiveAnnette Spycher, ‘top expertIngrid Iselin, Thomas Hentz, Nicolas Gillard, Giovanni Stucchi and Peter Schatz.