Prof Dr Daniel Staehelin > Kellerhals Carrard > Basel, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
PO BOX 257
4010 BASEL

Work Department

  • Contract and corporate
  • Banking and insurance
  • Inheritance planning and execution
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • International private law
  • International procedure
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Legal opinions
  • Notary


Prof. Dr. iur., Attorney and Notary Public, Partner


  • since 2005: honorary professor
  • since 1999: lecturer at Basel university 
  • since 1993: as attorney


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • INSOL Europe
  • INSOL International
  • International Insolvency Institute (by invitation)
  • Swiss debt collection and insolvency association
  • Scientific Association for International Procedural Law
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)


  • 1993: Notary Public 
  • 1991: admission to the bar
  • 1988: Dr.iur. (summa cum laude), Universities of Basel and Neuchâtel

Lawyer Rankings

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 > 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.