lic iur Lars Schlichting > Kellerhals Carrard > Lugano, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

  • Initial Coin Offering
  • FINMA application for FinTech
  • Advsing on online KYC
  • Establishment of crypto exchangers
  • Support for crypto funds
  • Introducing of blockchain in the business model
  • Automatic Exchange of Information
  • M&A


lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner


  • since 2018: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard, Lugano
  • 2007-2018: Partner, KPMG
  • 2002-2007: Attorney at Law, FINMA
  • 2000-2002: Attorney at Law, Swiss Federal Gambling Commission


  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • French


  • Swiss Legal FinTech Association
  • Cryptopolis


  • 2004-2006: Master in international Finance, University of Zurich
  • 1999: Attorney at Law, Canton Ticino
  • 1991-1995: Master’s degree, University of Fribourg

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Fintech

Kellerhals Carrard advises all types of clients, from start-ups to internationally listed companies as well as financial market players, and has recently been active in advising the Swiss federal council on new legislation regarding distributed ledger technology. Strengths of the practice, headed by financial services regulation specialist Cornelia Stengel, lie in particular in advice concerning online forms of credit, digital payment systems as well as financial market infrastructure projects, such as crowd-lending, digital wallets and central bank digital currencies. Lars Schlichting has a focus on crypto currencies, assets, funds and certificates. Having joined in May and January of 2021 respectively, Isabelle Romy and digital banks specialist Luca Bianchi are new arrivals to the team.

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.