Dr iur Nicolas Mosimann > Kellerhals Carrard > Basel, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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

  • Intellectual property (in particular copyright and trademark law) and technology law
  • Corporate law and M&A (including private equity and venture capital)
  • Data protection
  • International commercial and contract law


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


  • since 2017: Partner at Kellerhals Carrard Basel
  • since 2017: Lecturer at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) for Mergers & Acquisitions, Advanced Management EMBA and CAS Advanced Management
  • since 2014: Lecturer at University of Basel (Switzerland), CAS in Cultural Policy and Cultural Law (Copyright, Corporate, Contract and Employment Law)
  • 2011: Secondment in the corporate legal department (litigation team) of Novartis International AG
  • 2009-2017: Attorney at Law at Kellerhals Carrard
  • 2007-2008: Various internships (e.g., at the Civil Court of Basel)
  • 2005-2007: Academic assistant to Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. Ernst A. Kramer at University of Basel


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Basler Advokatenkammer
  • Basler Juristenverein
  • INGRES – Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Statistisch-Volkswirtschaftliche Gesellschaft Basel
  • Verein Pro Iure


  • 2010: LL.M., University of Sydney
  • 2009: Bar Exam Canton Basel-Stadt (admitted to all Swiss Courts)
  • 2007: Dr. iur., University of Basel
  • 2004: lic. iur., University of Basel

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Intellectual property

Specialising in commercial contracts and solutions within the IP domain, Kellerhals Carrard advises clients within the sports, life sciences, financial services, and transport sectors on distribution strategies, development and manufacturing agreements, sale agreements, privacy policies, and product liability strategies. The team is headed by Daniel Alder, Daniel Emch, Nicolas Mosimann, and Stefano Perucchi. Alder has broad experience in the protection, enforcement, and exploitation of IP rights whilst Perucchi’s practice covers commercial aspects such as negotiation and drafting of contracts and Mosimann’s profound expertise in advising technology and life sciences start-ups on licensing, distribution, and R&D agreements. Ralph Gramigna, who has extensive IP experience, and Christophe Rapin, who has a special focus on EU trade mark law, support the team.

Switzerland > TMT

Kellerhals Carrard provides interdisciplinary advice on contentious and non-contentious TMT matters for broadcasting and telecom companies, media companies, and clients active in the sports and life sciences industries. In Zurich, the team is headed by Daniel Alder, whose expertise covers the protection, enforcement and exploitation of all aspects of IP. Bern practice head Daniel Emch has a special focus on licensing and competition law within the TV and telecommunications sectors. Nicolas Mosimann, who has extensive knowledge on software, technology, IP, and life sciences, leads the Basel team.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

Capable of handling both contentious and non-contentious issues, Kellerhals Carrard regularly acts for clients situated within broadcasting, telecoms, banking and life sciences sectors. The practice is jointly led by Daniel Alder, Daniel Emch and Nicolas Mosimann. Alder is considerably experienced in IP aspects, while Emch bolsters the practice with his expertise in contentious matters. Mosimann is a strong choice for start-ups requiring assistance with software, robotics and blockchain issues, among others.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences

Primarily based in Bern, the team at Kellerhals Carrard handles the full gamut of life sciences and healthcare mandates involving price differentiation and information governance issues, and research and development (R&D) agreements. Co-leading the practice, Jörg von Manger-Koenig is known for his longstanding expertise in advising clients on corporate management issues, and co-head Claudio Helmle is known for his ‘exceptional‘ knowledge of reimbursement and product recalls within the biotech and pharma spaces. Working out of the Basel office, co-head Nicolas Mosimann has ample expertise in advising pharma, biotech, and healthtech startups on manufacturing agreements and licensing mandates. Thomas Eichenberger acts for a variety of clients, including doctors and hospitals on product liability issues.