lic iur Nicolas Gillard > Kellerhals Carrard > Lausanne, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
PO BOX 7191

Work Department

  • Inheritance law
  • Litigation and insolvency
  • Private clients
  • Insurance


lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Certified specialist SBA in inheritance law


  • since 2009: Partner at Kellerhals Carrard
  • 1998-2000: Associate at Carrard, Paschoud, Heim & Associés
  • 1996-1998: Internship at the law firm of Baptiste Rusconi, Lausanne


  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Vaud Bar Association (OAV)


  • 2012: Certified Specialist SBA in Inheritance Law
  • 1998: Bar exam, Canton of Va ud
  • 1990: lic. iur., University of Lausanne

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Thanks to its large team of ‘competent and responsive lawyers’, Kellerhals Carrard is highly active in a wide range of sectors, with particular expertise in the life sciences, insurance, banking, sports, real estate and construction industries. The firm has a broad local network with offices in all the major economic centres in Switzerland; Lukas Bopp leads in Basel, Nicolas Gillard heads up the Lausanne team, the Berne group is led by Michael Daphinoff, Ivan Paparelli leads in Lugano, and the Zurich and Geneva practices are led by Peter Schatz and Annemarie Streuli respectively.

Switzerland > Private client

Kellerhals Carrard acts for a variety of private clients, including Swiss-domiciled ultra-high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs, as well as private Swiss banks and family offices. Specialisms of the unit are inheritance disputes, matrimonial property law, the structuring of trusts and family offices as well as tax and estate planning. The key practitioners are the ‘incredibly impressiveAnnette Spycher, ‘top expertIngrid Iselin, Thomas Hentz, Nicolas Gillard, Giovanni Stucchi and Peter Schatz.

Switzerland > Insurance

The insurance and liability team at Kellerhals Carrard advises on all matters relating to private insurance contracts law as well as re-insurance law and has an enviable track record in the resolution of insurance law disputes covering issues such as D&O claims, property damage matters and professional indemnity cases. Recent matters related to coverage disputes over cyber-risks and the COVID-19 pandemic. Christoph Frey, Pascal Grolimund, Thomas Eichenberger, Nicolas Gillard and Ivan Paparelli head the Zurich, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano offices respectively. The team is lauded for being ‘very high-skilled, accessible and swift‘.