lic iur Christophe Rapin > Kellerhals Carrard > Lausanne, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
PO BOX 7191

Work Department

  • Banking and finance law
  • Competition, Franchise and Distribution Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Swiss and European public economic law
  • Business Law and M&A


lic. iur., Attorney at Law (Geneva and Brussels), Partner, DEA in European Law


  • since 2020: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard, Lausanne
  • 2002-2019: Partner of a major Swiss law firm in Geneva
  • 2000-2005: Practises European law in Brussels for a major Swiss law firm
  • 2000-2002: Associate in a major Swiss law firm in Geneva
  • 1997-1999: Legal internship
  • 1994-1997: Assistant at the University of Geneva


  • French
  • English


  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International League of Competition Law
  • Swiss Association for Competition Law
  • Swiss Mutual Fund Association
  • European Business Aviation Association
  • Swiss China Association


  • 2003: admitted to the Brussels Bar
  • 2002: mediation Peperdine University
  • 1999: Admitted to the Geneva Bar
  • 1997: DEA in European Law (University of Geneva & Aix-Marseille)
  • 1994: Law degree (University of Geneva)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Competition

Kellerhals Carrard regularly advises companies from industries such as life sciences, construction, telecoms and consumer products on competition matters. Its offering includes assistance in cartel and abuse of dominant position investigations, merger control filings, compliance and representation in relevant disputes. The practice is jointly led by ‘smart strategist‘ Daniel Emch in Bern and Lausanne-based Christophe Rapin, who joined from Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd in January 2020. Daniel Lengauer is the key contact in Zurich.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Kellerhals Carrard is noted for covering a broad range of industries and practice areas. It has offices in Lausanne, Sion and Geneva, and its team has expertise in sports law, corporate and M&A, tax, competition, regulatory and disputes. Julien Rouvinez is the head of the Sion practice, and Emmanuèle Argand and Clarence Peter co-manage the Geneva office. Other key practitioners include Edgar PhilippinFrançois CarrardJean-Luc Chenaux and Christophe Rapin.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

Kellerhals Carrard advises a diverse range of clients from various sectors, including technology, healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality, as well as governmental and non-governmental organisations. Team heads Nicolas Mosimann, Daniel Alder, Ralph Gramigna, Christophe Rapin and Stefano Perucchi advise on tracking technology and employee data protection issues, direct marketing issues and international data transfer arrangements, among others. With regard to compliance programmes, the team regularly cooperates with the firm’s white-collar crime/internal investigations team.