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 regularly instructed by asset managers and investors to advise on listed financial products. The team is particularly active for national and international companies and banks, for which it also handles capital market transactions in the mid-market. Beat Brechbuehl in Bern has experience of equity offerings and IPOs, while Dominik Oberholzer specialises in financial products. Edgar Philippin and Jean-Luc Chenaux are the key practitioners in Lausanne.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Kellerhals Carrard is noted for its broad offering, in terms of practice areas and cities covered. The key practitioners are Beat BrechbuehlChristoph JägerDaniel Emch and Thomas Eichenberger in the Bern office as well as Claudia Götz Staehelin in Basel and Cornelia Stengel in Zurich; they cover, M&A, litigation, investigations, sports, and capital markets matters, among other matters.

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.