lic iur Massimiliano Maestretti > Kellerhals Carrard > Lugano, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
Via Canova 15
P.O. Box 6280
CH-6901 Lugano

Work Department

  • Commercial law
  • M&A
  • Sports law


lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Managing Partner Lugano
lic. oec. HSG


  • as of September 2017: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard Lugano SA, Lugano
  • 2004-2017: Partner, PSMLaw SA, Lugano
  • 2004-2009: General Counsel, Ferrari SpA, Maranello, Italy Member of Management Committee
  • 2000-2004: Associate, PSMLaw SA, Lugano
  • 1999: Associate, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, 2 Wall Street, New York 
  • 1996-1999: Legal internship, PSMLaw SA, Lugano 
  • 1995-1996: Legal and tax assistant, Arthur Andersen SA, Lugano


  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • German


  • Bar Association of the Canton of Ticino (OATi)
  • Swiss Bar Association


  • 1998: Admission to the Bar of the Canton of Ticino
  • 1992-1994: lic. iur., magna cum laude, University of Berne
  • 1987-1992: lic. oec., University of St. Gallen, HSG

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Sports law

The ‘very versatile and resourceful‘ team at Kellerhals Carrard impresses with its broad scope of covered matters. It is able to advise on transactions, contracts and dispute resolution; in the latter, it has particular know-how in football and doping-related cases. The client portfolio includes multisport bodies, international federations, national anti-doping agencies, automotive teams and drivers as well as several football federations, clubs, players, agents and investment funds. Ross Wenzel is ‘a world leader in anti-doping‘, and David Casserly specialises in football law. François Carrard also acts in regulatory, disciplinary and membership disputes. Other key contacts are Jean-Pierre Morand, Marco Balmelli and Massimiliano Maestretti. Associate Nicolas Zbinden is ‘an emerging star in regulatory disputes.’

Switzerland > Leading firms: Italian-speaking Switzerland

Kellerhals Carrard‘s Lugano office has strength in banking and capital markets, corporate and M&A, litigation and tax practices with further areas of expertise in fintech, intellectual property and TMT as well as bankruptcy and insolvency law. Massimiliano Maestretti heads the offering and specialises in private client matters. Stefano Perucchi, Andrea Fioravanti and Henry M. Peter are the key names for commercial and company law. Fintech specialist Lars Schlichting, tax expert Giovanni Stucchi and civil law focused Ivan Paparelli are other key individuals. Jonathan Bernasconi is noted for his dispute resolution skills.