Prof Dr iur Henry M. Peter > 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
  • Arbitration


Prof. Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner


  • as of September 2017: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard Lugano SA, Lugano
  • 1988-2017: Partner, PSMLaw SA, Lugano
  • from September 2006: Head of the Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva
  • 1998-2012: Director of the Master in Business Law (MBL) programme of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne
  • from October 1988: Lecturer, Associate Professor and Full Professor (from 1 October 2004) on the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva
  • 1984-1988: Associate, law and notarial office of Dr. Carlo Sganzini, Lugano


  • French
  • Italian
  • English
  • German


  • Bar Association of the Canton of Ticino (OATi)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); founder and head of the Italian Switzerland section (GASI)


  • 1988: Doctoral degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva
  • 1983-1984: Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law of the University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
  • 1983: Advanced Studies Diploma in commercial law, University of Geneva
  • 1981: Admission to the Bar (first rank) of the Canton of Geneva
  • 1979: lic. iur., University of Geneva

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Kellerhals Carrard‘s team includes a ‘good mix of senior people with industry knowledge and young talent with global connections‘. Team members are involved as counsel, mediators and arbitrators in a variety of arbitration proceedings. Bern-based Bernhard Berger stands out for agency and distribution, M&A and joint venture cases and Martin Molina has core expertise in the commodity trading, medtech and energy fields. In Basel, Olivier Mosimann has a ‘strong commercial background‘ and Claudia Götz Staehelin is a key names for life sciences disputes. François KaiserHenry Peter and Jean-Cédric Michel are the key contacts in Lausanne, Lugano and Geneva, respectively.

Switzerland > Leading firms: Italian-speaking Switzerland

The practitioners at Kellerhals Carrard‘s Lugano office are active in a range of practice areas, notably in M&A, intellectual property, dispute resolution and tax. Led by private client specialist Massimiliano Maestretti, the line-up also includes corporate adviser Henry PeterGiovanni Stucchi who knows tax and commercial law well, and DR-expert Ivan Paparelli as well as Andrea Fioravanti and Stefano Perucchi.