Prof Dr iur Jean-Luc Chenaux > Kellerhals Carrard > Lausanne, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
PO BOX 7191

Work Department

  • Commercial and contract law
  • Corporate law
  • Financial markets law
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions; corporate restructuring
  • Equity compensation plans and remuneration
  • Restructuring and winding up of distressed companies
  • Liability of directors 
  • Estate planning
  • International dommercial arbitration


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


  • As of 2011: Partner at Kellerhals Carrard, Lausanne
  • 1991-2011: Partner at Bourgeois, Muller, Pidoux & associés, Lausanne
  • 1989-1991: Trainee Lawyer with the law firm Bourgeois, Muller, Pidoux & associés, Lausanne
  • 1984-1986: Law clerk at the Appeal Tribunal of the Canton of Vaud  
  • 1982-1984: teaching assistant at the University of Lausanne


  • French
  • German
  • English


  • Vaud Bar Association
  • Swiss Federation of Lawyers
  • Swiss Lawyers Society
  • Swiss Arbitration Association
  • Geneva Business Law Association
  • Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA)
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)


  • 2016: Certificate Finance and Accounting, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • 1991: Admitted to the Bar (Vaud)
  • 1991: Dr. iur., University of Lausanne
  • 1982: lic. iur., University of Lausanne

Lawyer Rankings

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 > Healthcare and life sciences

Kellerhals Carrard‘s team is ‘characterised by its excellent cooperation with each other and with clients‘, which makes cross-departmental collaboration run smoothly. A particular area of expertise is dispute resolution, where the group represents national and foreign companies as well as doctors and hospitals in litigation and arbitration proceedings. The team’s offering also includes regulatory advice and compliance matters, as well as financing and M&A transactions. Thomas Eichenberger in Bern leads the team and is also well versed in tort and product liability law. Basel-based Claudia Götz Staehelin is noted as a ‘highly experienced litigator and a superb advocate with excellent strategic skills‘. Nicolas Mosimann, Christoph Zimmerli and Jean-Luc Chenaux are key contacts in Basel, Bern and Lausanne, respectively. Oliver Brupbacher from Novartis joined the Basel office in August 2020.

Switzerland > Capital markets

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.