Dr Beat Brechbuehl > Kellerhals Carrard > Berne, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
3001 BERNE

Work Department

  • Corporate and M&A (incl. private equity succession of entrepreneurs)
  • Contract and Commercial law
  • Capital markets


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


  • since 2012: Managing Partner, Kellerhals Carrard
  • since 2003: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard
  • 1999-2002: Associate, Kellerhals Carrard
  • since 2009: Lecturer at the University of Berne for Entrepreneurship 
  • 2001-2009: Lecturer at the University of Fribourg
  • Summer Associate with a law firm in NJ/NY
  • Legal Counsel of Novartis Nutrition Ltd.
  • 1995-1996: Assistant teacher at the University of Berne Law School


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Bernese Bar Association (BAV)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association


  • 1998: LL.M., University of Chicago Law School
  • 1997: Dr. iur., University of Berne
  • 1995: Bar exam, Canton of Berne

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Beat BrechbuehlKellerhals Carrard

Kellerhals Carrard is noted for its ‘entrepreneurial approach, taking new roads and finding innovative solutions.’ Its speciality is advising large companies and banks on listed financial products, as well as on mid-cap capital market transactions. The team has considerable experience in the FinTech sector. The ‘creative negotiatorBeat Brechbuehl handles transactions and leads the practice with Dominik Oberholzer who is a listed financial products expert. Jean-Luc Chenaux knows IPO-related issues well and associate Shayan Mirabi is considered to be ‘calm, highly efficient and delivers results needed.‘ The group was reinforced by the arrival of Luca Bianchi in early 2021, who was previously at Niederer Kraft Frey AG.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The team at Kellerhals Carrard includes commercial, corporate and M&A specialists, who are appreciated for taking ‘new roads and finding innovative solutions.’ With several Swiss offices, the practice is well positioned to advise on mid-market transactions and matters relating to venture capital and start-ups. The close collaboration across departments adds value. Beat Brechbuehl combines M&A and capital markets expertise. Ines Pöschel and Edgar Philippin have know-how in private deals, and Reto Schumacher is ‘a partner with business excellency.’

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.