lic iur Jonathan Bernasconi > Kellerhals Carrard > Lugano, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

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


lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
CAS in Civil Litigation


  • as of September 2017: Partner in the law firm Kellerhals Carrard Lugano SA, Lugano
  • 2006-2017: Associate in the law firm PSMLaw SA, Lugano
  • 2004-2006: Legal and notarial internship at the law firm PSMLaw SA, Lugano
  • 2001-2004: Legal counsel at the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, State Secretariat (Seco), Labor Directorate, Berne


  • Italian
  • German
  • French
  • English


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


  • 2016: CAS in Civil Litigation, Faculty of Law of the University of St. Gallen, in collaboration with the Center for Conflict Resolution of the University of Lucerne
  • 2006: Admission to the Bar of the Canton of Ticino
  • 2001: lic. iur., University of Fribourg

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Public law

Kellerhals Carrard offers ‘high level quality’ advice across all economy related areas of public law, including litigation, from both a Swiss and international perspective. The team has specific expertise in public procurement law, acting for both tenderers and awarding bodies as well as in public construction, planning and environmental law. The ‘excellentChristoph Jäger is specialised in litigating in areas of regulatory affairs, especially concerning key public infrastructures, and heads the Bern office together with Andreas Güngerich. The Lugano office is headed by Ivan Paparelli, who is experienced in litigation concerning, among others, construction law, and Jonathan Bernasconi.

Switzerland > Employment

Among the largest employment practices in Switzerland, Kellerhals Carrard advises on the full spectrum of employment law matters as well as immigration and data protection. The team acts for Swiss and foreign corporations and has specialised industry knowledge of the pharmaceutical, health care, insurance, fashion, sports and construction sectors. Practice heads Christoph Zimmerli and Urs Marti regularly handle company and employment disputes, including dismissals of senior employees and disputes regarding bonus payments. Ivan Paparelli, Jonathan Bernasconi and Daniel Alder are further key contacts. The team in Bern was joined in late 2019 by Michael Daphinoff from Walder Wyss Ltd..