Prof Dr iur Edgar Philippin > Kellerhals Carrard > Lausanne, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
PO BOX 7191

Work Department

  • Commercial law and contract law 
  • Corporate law
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Banking, finance and capital markets law
  • Sports and media law 
  • Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • Intellectual property and unfair competition law 
  • Real estate


Prof. Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner


  • Partner, Kellerhals Carrard, Lausanne
  • since 1999: Attorney Trainee, then Attorney at Law, now Partner, Kellerhals Carrard Lausanne
  • Chairman of arbitral panels in domestic and international arbitration (including ICC)
  • 2002: International associate, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington DC and Los Angeles
  • 1996-1999: Assistant to Prof. François Dessemontet for Copyright Law


  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Italian


  • Vaud Bar Association (OAV)
  • Swiss Bar Federation (FSA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Jeune Barreau vaudois
  • Registered in the Cantonal Attorneys’ Register (Vaud)


  • 2002: Admitted to the bar
  • 2001: Dr. iur., University of Lausanne, Bippert award and Walter Hug award
  • 1996: lic. iur., University of Lausanne, Edouard Fleuret Foundation award, BCV award, Faculty award

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Kellerhals Carrard’s offices in Geneva, Lausanne and Sion include experts in corporate and M&A, tax, regulatory, sports law and dispute resolution. The Geneva office is co-managed by estate planning expert Emmanuèle Argand and new technologies-focused Clarence Peter. Julien Rouvinez heads the Sion office and specialises in corporate transactions. Managing partner Edgar Philippin, Jean-Luc Chenaux, who focuses on corporate and commercial matters, and Christophe Rapin, a specialist in economic law, are other key contacts.

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.’