Dr iur Oliver M. Brupbacher > Kellerhals Carrard > Basel, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
Henric Petri-Strasse 35
P.O. Box 257
CH-4010 Basel

Work Department

  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Internal investigations and white collar crime
  • Cross-border proceedings and mutual legal assistance
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Data protection
  • Technology law


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


  • since 2020: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard, Basel
  • 2013-2020: Senior Corporate Counsel – Global Litigation, Senior Legal Counsel Ophthalmology, and Head Global Discovery, Novartis, Basel
  • 2010-2012: Associate, Bär & Karrer AG, Zurich
  • 2008-2009: Trainee, Bär & Karrer AG, Zurich
  • 2004-2007: Research Scholar, Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • The Sedona Conference
  • Cross-border eDiscovery, Privacy & Investigations Association (CeDIV)


  • 2010: Anwaltspatent, Canton of Zurich
  • 2009: Dr. iur., University of Zurich
  • 2004: LL.M., University of Cambridge
  • 2003: lic. iur., University of Zürich

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

Kellerhals Carrard fields a sizeable team active in the regulatory, compliance and investigations space, and is appreciated for ‘deeply considering the individual situation of the clients.’ The team is retained by a variety of nationally and internationally operating companies, in particular from the healthcare and life sciences industry. Areas of focus are internal investigations, white-collar crime matters, crisis management, CMS, and dawn raids. Claudia Götz Staehelin combines investigation and litigation expertise, while Florian Baumann and Daniel Lengauer are key contacts for Swiss criminal proceedings and the implementation of compliance management systems respectively. Michael Daphinoff also deals with international assistance in criminal matters and asset recovery. Life sciences expert Oliver M. Brupbacher is also noted.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences

Kellerhals Carrard impresses with ‘high analytical skills and great business acumen which make them a great team to work with.’ It regularly acts for pharma, life sciences and medtech companies as well as for doctors and hospitals. The group has considerable expertise in the regulatory space, compliance and investigations, as well as in related disputes, but also covers financing rounds and M&A transactions. Practice head Thomas Eichenberger is also well versed in tort and product liability law, competition law and contract law. Claudia Götz Staehelin is a specialist in contentious matters. Nicolas Mosimann and Beat Brechbuehl are the names to note in transactional queries. Oliver M. Brupbacherhas very profound knowledge in large-scale civil litigations.