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 ‘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.