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 > 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.