Dr Emanuel Dettwiler > Kellerhals Carrard > Basel, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

  • National and international mergers & acquisitions
  • Capital markets transactions (public takeovers, IPOs)
  • Corporate law and securities regulations
  • Corporate governance
  • General contract law
  • Real estate law


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


  • since 2013: Partner with Kellerhals Carrard, Basel
  • 2006-2013: Associate with Homburger AG
  • 2004-2005: Junior Associate with Homburger AG
  • 2001-2003: Associate with PwC strategy& (formerly Booz Allen Hamilton)
  • 1997: Summer Associate with Borden Ladner Gervais (formerly Ladner Downs) in Vancouver, Canada


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • SAV Swiss Bar Association
  • ZAV Zurich Bar Association
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)


  • 2010: LL.M., Columbia University, Law School, New York
  • 2006: Admission to the bar, Canton of Zurich
  • 2002: Dr. iur., University of St. Gallen (thesis on Equal Treatment of Shareholders regarding Information)
  • 1998: lic. iur., University of Basel

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Kellerhals Carrard fields a sizeable team of specialists in this area that are spread out across the firm’s various Swiss offices. The practice is noted for its expertise in advising on deals in the the mid-cap space and on corporate governance matters. The group is also active in the start-up scene, where it is able to leverage the wider firm’s strengths in fintech and technology. Key names include Beat Brechbuehl in Bern; Ines Poeschel and Reto Schumacher  in Zurich; Edgar Philippin in Lausanne; Emanuel Dettwiler in Basel; Lugano-based Massimiliano Maestretti; and Clarence Peter in Geneva.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Kellerhals Carrard is active in advising officers and directors in corporate and insolvency reorganisations. The team, which is led by litigators Daniel Staehelin and Lukas Bopp in Basel, also advises clients on the purchase of businesses or assets of distressed companies and acts as court-appointed trustees. Its client portfolio includes a variety of banks and other financial institutions. Also in Basel, Emanuel Dettwiler is a key practitioner in distressed M&A.