lic iur Ivan Paparelli > Kellerhals Carrard > Lugano, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

  • Administrative law
  • Banking and finance law
  • Litigation
  • Civil law
  • Debt enforcement and bankruptcy
  • Criminal law

Position

lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner

Career

  • as of September 2017: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard SA, Lugano
  • 2006-2017: Partner, PSMLaw SA, Lugano
  • 1996-2006: Associate, PSMLaw SA, Lugano
  • 1994-1996: Legal and judicial internship, District Court of Mendrisio-Sud and Appeals Office of the Council of State of the Canton of Ticino

Languages

  • Italian
  • French
  • German
  • English

Memberships

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

Education

  • 1996: Admission to the Bar of the Canton of Ticino
  • 1994: lic. iur., University of Bern

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 > Public law

Kellerhals Carrard ‘has profound experience and knowledge‘ in the field of public law, ‘in particular in public law litigation‘. The unit advises private companies, private individuals and public authorities on all economy-related public law matters and has ‘extensive expertise in federal public procurement‘. The team, lauded by clients for its ‘deep legal knowledge in the relevant fields of law‘, is jointly headed by ‘proven expertChristoph Jäger, Ivan Paparelli, Bernd Hauck and Isabelle Romy, who joined from MLL Legal in 2021 and specialises in environmental and construction law. Further key contacts are Andreas Güngerich and Jonathan Bernasconi from the Berne and Lugano offices respectively.

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.

Switzerland > Employment

With its offices in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lugano, Lausanne and Zurich, Kellerhals Carrard covers the country’s major cities and provides comprehensive employment law advice to national and international clients, including on the employment aspects of immigration and data protection matters. The practice is headed by certified specialist SBA employment Lawyer Urs Marti and specialist labour and employment lawyer Christoph Zimmerli. Ivan Paparelli and Jonathan Bernasconi have a focus on contentious employment matters. Michael Daphinoff specialises in arbitration matters. Daniel Alder is another key contact.

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‘.