Kellerhals Carrard > Geneva, Switzerland > Firm Profile

Kellerhals Carrard
RUE FRANCOIS-BELLOT 6
1206 GENEVA
Switzerland

Switzerland > Employment Tier 1

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.

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Key clients

CSL Behring AG and CSL Behring Lengnau AG

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AG

VF International Sagl (VANS, The North Face, Timberland, Dickies, Altra, Bulwark FR, Eagle Creek, Eastpak, Icebreaker, Jansport, Kipling and Napapijri)

Zegna Group (Consitex SA, Coti Service, Ermenegildo Zegna, Z Zegna, Agnona)

L’Oréal Suisse SA (L’Oréal Group)

Mayr-Melnhof Karton Aktiengesellschaft

Staar Surgical Company

International School of Berne AG

Work highlights

  • Represented CSL Behring regarding bonus payments to a member of the senior management and provided legal advice in connection with a complex outsourcing project/transfer of business to Thermo Fisher.
  • Advised Staar Surgical Company on the deployment of various managers to the US, from the US or to other European Countries and the Middle East.
  • Assisted Zegna Group (Consitex SA, Coti Service, Ermenegildo Zegna, Z Zegna, Agnona) with ongoing legal advice.

Switzerland > Fintech Tier 1

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.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Swiss FinTech Innovations

trustwise.io ag

ORS SA

Eidoo

Santiment Gmbh

Sppyns

Dukascopy SA

Orell Füssli Holding AG

TWINT AG

Qui CH AG Quid Global ltd

Ephelia Group SA Ephelia Capital Sagl

Work highlights

  • Provided legal advice to Swiss FinTech Innovations (SFTI) regarding digitisation of processes (e.g. Onboarding process, especially AML/KYC), blockchain/DLT projects (e.g. classification of tokens; legal aspects of ICO’s), data protection issues in different projects (e.g. cloud services).
  • Assisted the Swiss authorities with coordinating and combatting abuse in the granting of COVID-19 loans from Swiss banks to Swiss companies.
  • Advised Dukascopy, a Swiss bank which has issued a stable coin, a token on the blockchain whose value is not subject to fluctuation, on its relationship with the regulator during the issuing process of the token.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Kellerhals Carrard impresses with ‘high analytical skills and great business acumen which make them a great team to work with.’ It regularly acts for pharma, life sciences and medtech companies as well as for doctors and hospitals. The group has considerable expertise in the regulatory space, compliance and investigations, as well as in related disputes, but also covers financing rounds and M&A transactions. Practice head Thomas Eichenberger is also well versed in tort and product liability law, competition law and contract law. Claudia Götz Staehelin is a specialist in contentious matters. Nicolas Mosimann and Beat Brechbuehl are the names to note in transactional queries. Oliver M. Brupbacherhas very profound knowledge in large-scale civil litigations.

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Testimonials

‘They stand out due to their precise approach to matters and their connection to people – they are people’s people. I would like to mention Claudia Götz Staehelin here.’

‘The healthcare and life sciences team of Kellerhals Carrard has a profound knowledge of the healthcare and life science law, they have a quick grasp and provide you with a thorough assessment which is to the point and comes in a timely manner.’

‘Thomas Eichenberger is in my view THE expert in Swiss healthcare and life sciences law, with broad and long-term experience in counselling and representing all kinds of clients in this field for decades. Thomas also knows the different stakeholders very well and can provide his clients with an assessment which is thorough and to the point.’

‘One of Kellerhals Carrard’s unique strengths is that they combine specialist dispute resolution and white-collar/internal investigation experience with extensive international business and crisis management experience: the understanding of the needs of in-house counsels is extremely high in Kellerhals. Also definitely worth mentioning is the profound litigation experience of Pascal Grolimund and Olivier Mosimann, who are extremely experienced and very strong in this area.’

‘Claudia Götz Staehelin possesses the – for external counsels – rare combination of business experience and significant company insights and broad and long-term dispute resolution expertise. Claudia is an expert in dispute resolution in domestic and cross-border matters and has also extensive experience in handling large internal investigations in an international context.’

‘Claudia Götz-Stähelin and Oliver Brupbacher have very strong expertise and experience in the life science sector. Their responsiveness and solution-oriented approach together with a very collaborative approach just makes it fun to work with them!’

‘Nicolas Mosimann: Very dedicated and motivated. High level of expertise. Always flexible and pragmatically focused on the client’s interests. Solution-oriented. High level of social competence.

‘Thomas Eichenberger has many years of experience in the healthcare sector and is an authority in the field. He has a very good network and knows the needs of the industry.’

Key clients

Moderna Inc./Moderna Switzerland GmbH

Gilead Sciences Switzerland Sàrl

Roche Pharma (Schweiz) AG

MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG

Actelion Pharmaceuticals

Eli Lilly (Suisse) S.A.

Vifor Pharma AG

AdVita Lifescience GmbH

STILLE AB

Fischer Spindle Group

SPT Roth AG

Interpharma

Gebro Pharma AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Moderna on COVID-19 vaccine, including legal and regulatory advice related to the establishment of its supply chain for its COVID-19 vaccine, Swiss launch preparations, trade and commercial matters, as well as healthcare compliance and regulatory aspects.
  • Advised Gilead on regulatory and reimbursement questions regarding the medicinal product Remdesivir, indicated to treat COVID-19.
  • Advised MoonLake on the incorporation, the company setup (including employment agreements and employee participation plans), data privacy and the Series A financing.

Switzerland > Leading firms: Italian-speaking Switzerland Tier 1

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.

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Key clients

36th America’s Cup Arbitration Panel

AiliA

Alej Holding AG, Zug

Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft Ost-Süd, Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft Mitte, Cautionnement Romand, Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft SAFFA

Deborah Group SpA

Dukascopy Bank

Ehpelia Group SA Ephelia Capital Sagl

Euroleague Basketball

Fondo Edifici di Culto

GSA Gestion Sportive Automobiles, Geneva

Heirs Küpfer

Heritage 47 AG

Kemaba Group, Luxembourg

Manchester City Football Club Ltd.

Parmalat Group

Qui CH AG Quid Global Ltd

TAS Group SpA

Zegna Group

Work highlights

  • Advised TAS International SA on the restructuring of the Group and on the acquisition of the Infraxis Group.
  • Acting for Parmalat in a procedure against a private person in front of the competent authorities.
  • Assistance of Precicast Industrial Holding SA in the transfer of 100% of the issued share capital (together with its 5 fully owned subsidiaries) from the current shareholders to the listed company Georg Fisher AG (listed on the Swiss and German stock exchange) and in the negotiations of the ancillary agreements.

Switzerland > Public law Tier 1

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.

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Testimonials

‘There is a lot of practical experience and not only theoretical. The cooperation was pleasant at all times. Feedback was always given within a short time. The work was always completed on time.’

‘Christoph Jäger has exceptional practical experience in the IT environment. Thus, he was able to recognise the problems immediately and propose adequate solutions.’

‘The public procurement law team in Berne has extensive expertise in federal public procurement. The advice is both practice-oriented and legally in-depth and instructive. In urgent cases, the team is also available at short notice and outside opening hours.’

‘Christoph Jäger is a proven expert in public procurement law. His understanding of the respective situation and his analyses are accurate, practical and legally sound. In addition, I very much appreciate his unagitated manner.’

‘The public law team of Kellerhals Carrard has profound experience and knowledge in this field, in particular in public law litigation. What makes them special: They are team players, together with the client, they are able to find the ideal and most effective way to litigate with success.’

‘Christoph Jäger is a very experienced public law litigator. Thomas Geiger is a very skilled public law litigator.’

‘Christoph Jäger and team stand out with a profound and quick understanding of business aspects and general, also political, conditions of our projects. And of course they have a deep legal knowledge in the relevant fields of law. The team provides an excellent service (time, reachability and work products), is pragmatic and efficient.’

‘We are extremely satisfied with the work and approach of Christoph Jäger. His expertise is acknowledged and respected throughout Switzerland, with an excellent reputation in professional terms, but also under the aspects of reliability and human/soft factors. Christoph Jäger has brilliant legal knowledge which he combines with a business mindset, focused on pragmatic, but at the same time legally secure solutions. Beside that it is a pleasure to work with him. He is always available, dutiful and a precious sparring partner in our projects.’

Key clients

Vigier Group

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

BLS AG

AVAG AG

BKW Energie AG (and other group companies of BKW AG)

eOperations Schweiz AG

Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (BBL)

Conference of Cantonal Directors of Building, Planning and Environment (BPUK)

Cand Landi SA

Grande Cariçaie / ARSUD

Ville de Lausanne

Work highlights

  • Jointly mandated by the Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (BBL), the Conference of Cantonal Directors of Building, Planning and Environment (BPUK), the Swiss Association of Cities (SSV) and the Swiss Municipal Association (SGV) to draft Switzerland-wide uniform guidelines on procurement procedures under the new/revised federal and cantonal public procurement law (project “TRIAS”).
  • Advised Cand-Landi, a company active in the construction industry and operation of waste disposal sites and landfills, on the planning and construction process of a large hazardous waste disposal facility in the Canton of Vaud as well as on various environmental issues related to this project.
  • Advised and represented the owners of old fishermen’s cabins on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel in proceedings arisen from the order of the Canton of Vaud to demolish the cabins, which raised inter alia legal planning and land use issues.

Switzerland > Sports law Tier 1

The ‘very versatile and resourceful‘ team at Kellerhals Carrard impresses with its broad scope of covered matters. It is able to advise on transactions, contracts and dispute resolution; in the latter, it has particular know-how in football and doping-related cases. The client portfolio includes multisport bodies, international federations, national anti-doping agencies, automotive teams and drivers as well as several football federations, clubs, players, agents and investment funds. Ross Wenzel is ‘a world leader in anti-doping‘, and David Casserly specialises in football law. François Carrard also acts in regulatory, disciplinary and membership disputes. Other key contacts are Jean-Pierre Morand, Marco Balmelli and Massimiliano Maestretti. Associate Nicolas Zbinden is ‘an emerging star in regulatory disputes.’

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Testimonials

‘The sports law team at Kellerhals Carrard is very versatile and resourceful and that is what make them unique. Adding it to their availability for the client along with their capability of making up different strategies, this firm is a true problem solver. The level of their knowledge in sports law related matters is high and their experience in litigation is superior.’

‘David Casserly is by far the best lawyer I have worked with. He is very well organised, thinks quickly and is very thoughtful and balanced. Further, when it comes to arbitration, he is a true counsel that you can always count on.’

‘The Kellerhals Carrard sports team is unique in terms of its expertise acting on behalf of international sports organisations. It has depth and extensive experience in sports law.’

‘I have the utmost respect for Ross Wenzel and Jean-Pierre Morand.’

‘World-class expertise in sports regulatory disputes led by David Casserly and Ross Wenzel.’

‘As strong on strategy as he is on the law, David Casserly is our go-to for disputes in particular.’

‘Ross Wenzel is a world leader in anti-doping, very personable and a huge asset to any sports regulator.’

‘Nicholas Zbinden is an emerging star in regulatory disputes, in particular anti-doping.’

Key clients

FIBA/Basketball Champions League SA

Paris Saint-Germain Football SASP (France)

FC Nantes

Ukrainian Association of Football

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

World Athletics

International Weightlifting Federation

36th America’s Arbitration Panel (member thereof)

Ducati Motor Holding SpA

Leopard Racing Team Audi

Comtoyou Team Audi Sport

Euroleague Basketball

Grasshopper Football Club

International Swimming Federation (FINA)

FC Porto (Portugal)

Euroleague (Basketball)

World Rugby

Football Association of Ireland

International Powerlifting Federation

European Bridge League

World Bridge Federation

FIVB

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Manchester City Football Club

International Biathlon Union

Work highlights

  • Advised Manchester City Football Club Limited in the context of the procedures of the UEFA Club Financial Control Bodies.
  • Acted for WADA in proceedings brought before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in connection with the asserted non-compliance of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency for manipulations of data within the Moscow Laboratory.
  • Acted as FIVB counsel in the establishment of Volleyball World SA, a new FIVB majority owned company which will be in charge of the exploitation of all the FIVB commercial rights and the negotiation of the joint-venture agreements between FIVB and CVC Capital Partner which is investing $100m in Volleyball World SA.

Switzerland > Capital markets Tier 2

Kellerhals Carrard is noted for its ‘entrepreneurial approach, taking new roads and finding innovative solutions.’ Its speciality is advising large companies and banks on listed financial products, as well as on mid-cap capital market transactions. The team has considerable experience in the FinTech sector. The ‘creative negotiatorBeat Brechbuehl handles transactions and leads the practice with Dominik Oberholzer who is a listed financial products expert. Jean-Luc Chenaux knows IPO-related issues well and associate Shayan Mirabi is considered to be ‘calm, highly efficient and delivers results needed.‘ The group was reinforced by the arrival of Luca Bianchi in early 2021, who was previously at Niederer Kraft Frey AG.

Testimonials

‘We can’t recall a situation where they let us down or provided bad advice. The team is very professional, to the point and does not have the usual risk-averse approach that others have. They have a very good and able network of specialised law firms.’

‘Beat Brechbühl is precise, fast and pragmatic. He provides advice that hits the spot.’

‘Shayan Mirabi is a rising young talent; he is calm and highly efficient and delivers results.’

‘The KC team is pragmatic, solution-oriented and efficient. They take an entrepreneurial approach, take new roads and find innovative solutions. They offer high personal commitment and partner attention.’

‘Beat Brechbühl is a smart and creative negotiator.’

‘Jean-Luc Chenaux has excellent know-how regarding capital market transactions. He is fast and clear.’

Key clients

Kursaal Bern AG

Galenica AG

BKW AG

Adecco AG

Zegna

Daetwyler Holding AG

Franklin Templeton Group

Deutsche Bank/DWS

Implenia AG

Lindt&Sprüngli

Edisun Power Holding AG

UBS Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Kursaal Bern, together with ZKB, with the initial public offering on all corporate and capital market aspects.
  • Advised UBS AG with regard to all aspects of Swiss law for the set-up, registration with the Swiss regulator and listing at SIX Swiss Exchange of listed and non-listed funds.
  • Advised Zegna with regard to the first SPAC transaction/IPO involving the Swiss holding company with US sponsors to be listed at the NYSE.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The data protection practice of Kellerhals Carrard is jointly headed by Nicolas Mosimann, Daniel Alder, Ralph Gramigna, Christophe Rapin and Stefano Perucchi. The practitioners of the team act for all types of clients, from start-ups to publicly listed companies and international financial institutions, on the full range of data protection matters, including international matters such as GDPR-related mandates. Frequently working together with other departments, such as TMT and fintech, the team takes on a variety of tasks concerning emerging markets, which include international data transfer arrangements, direct marketing issues, cloud computing, cybersecurity and tracking technology.

Key clients

Magnolia International AG

Swiss FinTech Innovations (SFTI)

Vilebrequin International SA

Eidoo SA

Undo Studio SA

Work highlights

  • Advised Swiss Fintech Innovations (SFTI), a Swiss association of major financial institutes, on digitisation of processes (e.g. onboarding process, open banking, outsourcing, data protection), blockchain/DLT projects, data protection issues in different projects (e.g. cloud services, outsourcing, open finance-projects) and support the “working group regulations” on drafting statements to the authorities regarding new fintech and data protection regulation.
  • Advised Swiss-based software and SaaS provider Magnolia International Ltd on all data protection, cybersecurity, corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advised Vilebrequin International SA. on the set-up of the GDPR compliance program worldwide for the mother companies and all their subsidiaries, including day-to-day advice in terms of collection and processing of data, marketing campaigns and dealings with requests from customers and other data subjects.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

Kellerhals Carrard impresses with covering the full spectrum of insolvency and corporate reorganization matters. The practice regularly acts for officers and directors, financial institutions, debtors as well as acquirers of the business or assets of financially distressed companies as well as for court-appointed trustees. The close collaboration with the antitrust, corporate, real estate and tax groups is another asset. Additionally, the group assists with national and international debt enforcement and formal insolvency proceedings. Daniel Staehelin and Lukas Bopp jointly lead the practice. Jean-Luc Chenaux acts as liquidator.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Jean-Luc Chenaux; Emanuel Dettwiler

Testimonials

‘They have an overall experience in insolvency law, including acting as insolvency practitioners.’

‘Daniel Staehelin is one of the leading practitioners in the field.’

‘Very professional law firm with responsive and competent lawyers.’

‘Lukas Bopp focuses on domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, attachment of assets, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and insolvency proceedings.’

Key clients

Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft Ost-Süd

Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft Mitte

Cautionnement Romand

Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft SAFFA

iQ International AG

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA

Banque Privée Espirito Santo

Peter Lang Group AG

Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana S.p.a.

Parmalat Group

Tally Weijl Holding AG

RJC Leisure AG

Work highlights

  • Acting as Commissioner in the reorganisation of listed company IQ International AG.
  • Retained by the four government-accredited loan guarantee organisations to uncover possible credit abuses, persecute possible fraudsters and recover the unlawfully obtained loans under the COVID-19 regime for the next seven years.

Switzerland > Insurance Tier 2

The insurance and liability team at Kellerhals Carrard advises on all matters relating to private insurance contracts law as well as re-insurance law and has an enviable track record in the resolution of insurance law disputes covering issues such as D&O claims, property damage matters and professional indemnity cases. Recent matters related to coverage disputes over cyber-risks and the COVID-19 pandemic. Christoph Frey, Pascal Grolimund, Thomas Eichenberger, Nicolas Gillard and Ivan Paparelli head the Zurich, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano offices respectively. The team is lauded for being ‘very high-skilled, accessible and swift‘.

Testimonials

‘Very high professional competence and great commitment.’

‘Pragmatic and solution-oriented approach with strong focus on liability insurance carrier needs.’

‘Christoph Frey always manages to provide a very efficient and client-oriented service.’

‘Christoph Frey is always available, reliable and competent with a good sense of humour.’

‘We are impressed by the way Kellerhals Carrard is able to provide high-quality advice in every area of law. Inquiries can be made through our contacts, and in each case, the work is allocated to the specialists within the firm to provide fast support. In addition, the cooperation is also enriching on a personal level.’

‘Thomas Eichenberger has broad experience in the healthcare and insurance market in Switzerland. His strength is his precise, efficient way of working, tailored to our needs.We appreciate their exceptional legal skills and their uncomplicated, pragmatic and solutions orientated approach.’

‘The team and the firm have various knowledges and key capabilities. As a client, we have a single point of contact. This makes it very efficient for us as a client, our requests are treated in one answer.’

‘The individuals I work with are very high-skilled, accessible and swift. Deadlines are always observed.’

Key clients

KPT Versicherungen AG

Visana Services AG

Baloise Insurance Ltd

Chubb Insurance (Switzerland) Limited

AXA Insurance Ltd

AIG Europe S.A., Luxembourg; Branch Opfikon; Zürich Glattbrugg

Swiss Re International SE, Luxembourg, Zurich Branch,

Swiss Mobiliar Insurance Company Ltd

Catlin Europe SE, Cologne, Zurich Branch

Allianz Suisse Insurance Company Ltd

Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Swiss watchmaker and jewelry company in a $100m coverage dispute against Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Represented three former board members in a multi-billion dollar D&O litigation.
  • Represented a major insurance company in an arbitration proceeding under Swiss Rules regarding a coverage dispute of a liability insurance, with the amount in dispute approx. $50m.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 2

Kellerhals Carrard has a large regional coverage through offices in various Swiss cities as well a comprehensive service offering across a broad spectrum of practice areas. In particular, the team provides adept advice on M&A transactions, contentious proceedings and investigations as well as sports, and capital markets matters. Managing partner Dominik Oberholzer is the key contact in the Berne office. Christoph Jäger, Daniel Emch, Thomas Eichenberger, Claudia Götz Staehelin and Cornelia Stengel are also noted.

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Testimonials

‘One of Kellerhals Carrard’s unique strengths is that they combine specialist Dispute Resolution and white collar/internal investigation experience with extensive international business and crisis management experience. The understanding of the needs of inhouse counsels is extremely high in Kellerhals. Also definitely worth mentioning is the profound litigation experience of Pascal Grolimund and Olivier Mosimann, who are extremely experienced and very strong in this area.’

‘Rare combination of business experience and Litigation/Investigation Expertise: Claudia Götz Staehelin possesses the – for external counsels – rare combination of business experience and significant company insights gained as Head of Litigation at Novartis and broad and long-term dispute resolution expertise. The same applies to Oliver Brupbacher, who has also previously worked in the Group Legal Department of Novartis as Senior Litigation Counsel. Claudia is an expert in dispute resolution in domestic and cross-border matters and has also extensive experience in handling large internal investigations in an international context. Oliver has a very profound knowledge in large-scale civil litigations. Also definitely worth mentioning is the profound litigation experience of Pascal Grolimund and Olivier Mosimann, who are extremely experienced and very strong in this area. Familiar with needs of clients: Due to their own in-house experience, Claudia and Oliver are particular familiar with the needs of clients (including the need to understand the business/how large organizations work, need to always deliver legally-excellent, but also for the business usable advice) as well as with the internal processes of internationally operating companies.’

‘Very professional law firm with responsive and competent lawyers.’

‘Fabrizio Gabrielli has a broad experience in handling all kinds of business situations, mainly in the areas of company law and construction law as well as in the field of commercial litigation.’

‘The KC team is pragmatic, solution-oriented, entrepreneurial and efficient. They take new roads and find innovative solutions. They have known our business and our culture for years and therefore really provide value for the money. They offer high personal commitment and partner attention. Very project oriented, holistic and less in silos. They follow an “embedded lawyers” concept in which one or several specialists dedicates his time for the project or the case only and is ready to be on site when needed. They use technology tools (such as data processing in DD) in a smart way, i.e. we as the clients don’t see it; but we benefit with respect to efficiency and billing.’

‘Beat Brechbühl is an efficient, smart and tough negotiator. Ines Pöschel is thorough and excellent specialist in say on pay and governance. Daniel Emch, head of merger and antitrust team is great to work with, knowledgeable, experienced and always with sort of humour; he and his team has been working for us a long time and they never lost a case. Marco Balmelli combines the strengths of the professions of notary public, lawyer and entrepreneur. Claudia Götz has significant international experience as former Head Litigation of Novartis and an intimate understanding of the industry and of corporate clients’ needs – Her strategic and technical skills allow her to handle some of the most complex and challenging cases. Nicolas Mosimann is one of the IP leaders and is very nice to work with. Daniel Staehelin is one of the leading bankruptcy lawyers in Switzerland. Prof. Isabelle Romy joined KC recently and she strengthens the sustainability aspect (ESG).’

Key clients

Alpiq Holding AG / EOS Holding SA

AXA Versicherungen AG

CSL Behring

ETH Board

Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS)

GAM Investment Management (Switzerland) Ltd.

Groupe PSA (Peugeot)

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz AG

L’Oréal Suisse SA

Lehman Brothers Limited

Losinger Marazzi AG

Man Group plc

Mobiliar

Novartis Group

Parmalat Group

Roche Pharma (Schweiz) AG and Interpharma

Swiss Broadcasting Company (SRG SSR)

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA

Swiss FinTech Innovations

Swiss Football League

Tally Weijl Holding AG

UBS AG

Zegna Group (Consitex SA, Coti Service, Ermenegildo Zegna, Z Zegna, Agnona)

Work highlights

  • Retained by the four government-accredited loan guarantee organisations to uncover possible credit abuses, persecute possible fraudsters and recover unlawfully obtained loans relating to Covid-19 bridging loans.
  • Advising EAP on the Swiss aspects of construction works of up to EUR 250 million.
  • Advising Moderna on its COVID-19 Vaccine.

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations Tier 2

Kellerhals Carrard fields a sizeable team active in the regulatory, compliance and investigations space, and is appreciated for ‘deeply considering the individual situation of the clients.’ The team is retained by a variety of nationally and internationally operating companies, in particular from the healthcare and life sciences industry. Areas of focus are internal investigations, white-collar crime matters, crisis management, CMS, and dawn raids. Claudia Götz Staehelin combines investigation and litigation expertise, while Florian Baumann and Daniel Lengauer are key contacts for Swiss criminal proceedings and the implementation of compliance management systems respectively. Michael Daphinoff also deals with international assistance in criminal matters and asset recovery. Life sciences expert Oliver M. Brupbacher is also noted.

Testimonials

‘I was very impressed by the length to which the KC team went to understand both legal and business/PR needs, including the personalities of and the dynamics between the individuals on the client’s legal and business teams. I was also impressed with the professionalism and demeanour the KC attorneys displayed.’

‘A perfect combination of high quality of the individual, response time and collaboration between Kellerhals Carrard and us as a client, but as well with all other stakeholders.’

‘Very strong and diverse team. Capable to perform work within a short period of time.’

‘They have a very solid Swiss practice, but have the knowledge and capability to assist in global compliance investigations.’

‘The individuals have enormous experience; they take the time to take us as clients with them (in order for us to understand all possibilities, chances and risks). They are open to feedback and deeply consider the individual situation of the clients.’

‘That Claudia Götz Staehelin and Oliver Brupbacher had brilliant legal minds and acumen was never in doubt. What truly makes these partners stand out is the instant connection and bond they were able to form with the client. I had never worked with private law counsel who was able to come across as kind, gentle, patient, and relatable as Claudia and Oliver did.’

‘Working with Claudia Götz Staehelin und Oliver Brupbacher is such a pleasure.’

‘Claudia Götz Staehelin is sharp and experienced and adds value as she has the in-house perspective from her previous roles.’

Key clients

Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft Ost-Süd

Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft Mitte

Cautionnement Romand

Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft SAFFA

Parmalat Group

Work highlights

  • Retained by four government-accredited Covid-19 loan guarantee organisations to uncover possible credit abuses, persecute possible fraudsters and recover the unlawfully obtained loans for the next 7 years
  • Acting for Parmalat Group in criminal proceedings against several private persons related to the bankruptcy of the group.
  • Advising several Swiss SMI companies on compliance and healthcare compliance issues as well as regulatory questions, and internal investigations.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 3

Kellerhals Carrard‘s offering covers matters in the retail and private banking, investment banking, asset management and enforcement and insolvency space. The FinTech sector is an area of particular strength. Led by Cornelia Stengel, the group is instructed by Swiss and foreign banks, insurance companies, securities firms and other financial institutions. A recent development is the formation of a dedicated sustainable investment/ESG desk. Dominik Oberholzer is a key contact for investment funds. The arrival of Luca Bianchi in January 2021 from Niederer Kraft Frey AG bolstered the practice.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The accessibility and attention at partner level in connection with our mandate was definitely a key driver to advance quickly in the project. In comparison to other large law firms, it became apparent that KC always consulted the original problem and envisaged a solution and did not, as is otherwise not uncommon, open up secondary topics.’

‘Luca Bianchi is characterised by a very high level of commitment and is always available. In addition to his profound knowledge in his areas of expertise, he has the ability to think out of the box and is thus able to develop innovative, creative and, as a result, always constructive approaches to solutions. Luca Bianchi is very structured in his approach and works precisely and always with the client’s goal in mind, without unnecessarily inflating a mandate.’

Key clients

UBS AG

Swiss FinTech Innovations

GS Banque SA

Franklin Templeton Group

DWS

Man Group plc

TWINT AG

Macquarie Group

Heritage 47 AG

MNC SA

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Man Group plc with the set-up of up to ten new Irish/Luxembourg sub-funds and registration with Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
  • Advised UBS AG on all aspects of Swiss law for the set-up, registration with the Swiss regulator and listing at SIX Swiss Exchange of listed and non-listed funds (in total approx. 150 funds).
  • Assigned by the authorities to provide legal support, coordinate and combat abuse in the granting of COVID-19 loans from Swiss banks to Swiss companies.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The team at Kellerhals Carrard includes commercial, corporate and M&A specialists, who are appreciated for taking ‘new roads and finding innovative solutions.’ With several Swiss offices, the practice is well positioned to advise on mid-market transactions and matters relating to venture capital and start-ups. The close collaboration across departments adds value. Beat Brechbuehl combines M&A and capital markets expertise. Ines Pöschel and Edgar Philippin have know-how in private deals, and Reto Schumacher is ‘a partner with business excellency.’

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Excellent availability, strong commitment, excellent in execution.’

‘Availability (anytime); business-driven negotiation skills; excellent in law practice and similar business cases’

‘The KC team is pragmatic, solution-oriented and efficient. They take new roads and find innovative solutions. They offer high personal commitment and partner attention.’

‘Beat Brechbühl is a smart, tough and creative negotiator.’

‘Ines Pöschel is a thorough and excellent specialist in pay and governance.’

‘Edgar Philippin is a brilliant mind, very hard-working and pragmatic.’

‘Reto Schumacher is a partner with business excellency.’

Key clients

One Swiss Bank SA, Geneva

Swiss Automotive Group

Innflow AG

Aspectra AG

PEG Papeteristen Einkaufgenossenschaft/OFFIX Holding AG

F. Bayard/Mengis Media

EYEPARC AG

HeBa Partners AG (Mode Bayard, Thomas Herbert)

Eight Roads Ventures

Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Capital AG

CreditGate24 (Schweiz) AG

AdVita Lifescience GmbH

Atlantic Labs, a large Germany-based VC

Apollo Health Ventures

Corporate Venture Arm of CSS Health Insurance

Fischer Spindle

SPT Roth AG

VTX

Accorinvest

Work highlights

  • Advised Fischer Group on a cross-border complex joint venture with the Chinese Weichai Power group in the set-up of the Fischer Fuel Cell Compressor AG.
  • Advised One Swiss Bank on the acquisition of a CHF2bn client portfolio from Falcon Privatbank AG in three separate closings.
  • Advised Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Capital AG in connection with the investment in Sophia Genetics SA, which closed their Series F financing round.

Switzerland > Competition Tier 3

Kellerhals Carrard covers a wide range of competition law matters, from merger control filings, compliance audits and compliance trainings to the representation of clients in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations before the Swiss Competition Commission. Appeal procedures against decisions of the Commission before the competent courts are also handled. Daniel Emch and Christophe Rapin direct the practice.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Corinne Wüthrich-Harte; Stefanie Karlen

Testimonials

‘Christophe Rapin is a very well-connected, pragmatic and smart professional, with tons of experience and a clear vision on even the most difficult cases. It speaks for him that he is also a genuinely kind person.’

‘Kellerhals Carrard is very strong in providing legal advice in competition law. They act with high urgency if necessary and provide thorough and immensely useful legal advice.’

‘Daniel Emch is an extremely skilled antitrust lawyer who knows all the relevant precedents at national and international level and also has very sound economic expertise. I am also particularly interested in the fact that Daniel Emch and members of his team, as well as the management of the KC law firm, repeatedly make outstanding scientific contributions to the enforcement and further development of competition law.’

‘Daniel Emch is very experienced, well acquainted with the authority and the processes. He grasps complex issues extremely quickly, responds to client wishes and advises in a way that is easy to understand.’

‘The team was able to understand the peculiarities of the specific area very quickly.’

‘Christophe Rapin is a true expert of competition law and his qualification in Brussels and Geneva is an asset for those who need to deal with cross-border issues. He was always available for direct contact.’

‘Kellerhals Carrrads Bern’ office is especially known for its competition law expertise.’

‘Daniel Emch is an exceptional competition lawyer with strong analytical skills.’

Key clients

Roche

Swiss Football League

PostFinance Ltd.

Galenica Ltd./Galexis Ltd.

International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)

International Weightlifting Federation

World Anti-Doping Agency

La Vaudoise (Insurance Company)

Vilebrequin International SA

Spie

Work highlights

  • Represented Spie Group before the Competition Commission in a cartel investigation related to electro installation markets.
  • Representing Galenica and Galexis in an antitrust law investigation related to a joint buying organisation.
  • Advised Fondation Aventinus on its acquisitions of media companies Le Temps and Heidi Media, filing the required merger control notification.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

Kellerhals Carrard has ‘good depth in the international arbitration space’, acting as counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international proceedings, particularly in the health, oil and gas, construction and sports sectors; clients include the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Federation of Sport Climbing. Bernhard Berger and Olivier Mosimann jointly lead the group from Bern and Basel respectively; other key names include Martin Molina in Zurich and Geneva-based financial dispute specialist Jean-Cédric Michel. Isabelle Romy joined the group from MLL Legal in mid-2021.

Testimonials

‘Bernhard Berger is an excellent arbitration lawyer who acts as counsel and arbitrator. He possesses great analytical skills and efficiently delivers great work products.’

‘Martin Molina is a well-versed, multilingual and multi-cultural arbitration practitioner and partner of the firm. He was very responsive, diligent and fair.’

‘Good depth in the international arbitration space.’

‘Olivier Mosimann is a bright, young disputes lawyer, with great enthusiasm for the law.’

‘Bernhard Berger: extremely competent in arbitration law; efficient arbitrator. François Kaiser: he presents his case as fully enshrined in common sense, which is very convincing. Martin Molina: a very promising young practitioner.’

Key clients

International Federation of Sport Climbing

The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)

Ultimate Concepts Ltd.,

World Anti Doping Agency

International Olympic Committee

Switzerland > Intellectual property Tier 3

The intellectual property practice of Kellerhals Carrard is headed by Daniel Alder, Daniel Emch, Nicolas Mosimann and Stefano Perucchi, and provides advice regarding all types of IP, including patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, know-how and trade secrets. The unit is lauded for its ‘competence, reactivity and fairness‘ in contract negotiations which often regard distribution strategies, including license and franchise agreements. The team regularly appears before all types of courts to enforce IP rights and defend against infringement claims.

Testimonials

‘Smart approach to the profession.’

‘Competence, responsiveness and fairness of Stefano Perucchi.’

Key clients

Magnolia International AG

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ferrari SpA for many years with all its legal matters with respect to its activities regarding the Ferrari Formula One team as well as the Ferrari department managing the racing activities in the GT championships, including with the drafting and negotiation of all commercial and sporting agreement for sponsorship agreements, licensing agreements, brand promotion agreements and new media agreements.
  • Advised Magnolia International AG on various IP matters, such as: (i) structuring of all IP; IP strategy; protection of IP, (ii) draft of all software licensing agreements, software development agreements, partnership agreements (for joint development of software), (iii) advice with regard to new SaaS solution: cloud set up, draft of all agreements (including customer agreement), hosting/cloud agreements, (iv) compliance with regard to third party licenses (in particular when using open source software), (v) negotiation of software license and service agreements with a variety of international companies.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland Tier 3

Kellerhals Carrard’s offices in Geneva, Lausanne and Sion include experts in corporate and M&A, tax, regulatory, sports law and dispute resolution. The Geneva office is co-managed by estate planning expert Emmanuèle Argand and new technologies-focused Clarence Peter. Julien Rouvinez heads the Sion office and specialises in corporate transactions. Managing partner Edgar Philippin, Jean-Luc Chenaux, who focuses on corporate and commercial matters, and Christophe Rapin, a specialist in economic law, are other key contacts.

Switzerland > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Kellerhals Carrard covers a wide variety of real estate advice and focuses on advising clients from the real estate consulting industry, such as architects and engineers. The group also assists with public procurement issues relating to real estate and real estate-related litigation and is considered among the best for construction law. Practice head Bernd Hauck is 'excellent' in contract drafting and disputes. New arrival Isabelle Romy joined from Froriep in June 2021 and adds environmental law expertise, especially in regard to the clean-up of polluted sites. The 'very competent and supportive' Mario Marti and Andreas Guengerich are key contacts in Berne. Alexandre Kirschmann made partner in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team of Fabrizio Gabrielli is very responsive, competent and very professional.’

‘The best for construction law and public markets law.’

‘Mario Marti; very competent and supportive.’

‘They are my firm of choice whenever I have a question on Swiss construction law. Whilst they might not have lawyers everywhere, they know people everywhere. They really have got their international relations sorted out.’

‘I am a big fan of Bernd Hauck. He is very available and very willing to help. He is also very knowledgeable about his area of law.’

‘Kellerhals Carrard is known for its excellent reputation in the construction sector. They cover the entire country by having offices in each region where they speak different languages. The real estate and construction team is outstanding and is especially known for its knowledge in the digitalisation of the construction sector and the respective legal complications.’

‘The team is very dedicated, friendly and great to work with. They have an excellent reputation and are brilliant construction lawyers.’

‘Mario Marti is an outstanding construction lawyer. He has a deep understanding and knowledge on international construction projects. He is also one of the leading international figures in the area of digitalisation in construction. He is very friendly, to the point, pragmatic and great to work with.’

Key clients

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg

University of Basel

Bricks Group AG

CSL Behring

Itten+Brechbühl AG

Swiss Association of Consulting Engineers/usic-Stiftung

Implenia

STS Group/STS Group Switzerland AG

UBS Fund Management/UBS „Sima“

Public Transport Canton on Baselland (BLT Baselland Transport AG)

Rhystadt AG

Immobilienpartner AG

Cand Landi SA

Bci Betriebs AG

Ville de Lausanne

Gesdec (Canton of Geneva)

Etat de Neuchâtel

Etat de Neuchâtel

Work highlights

  • Advised the client on all aspects of the construction of two pharmaceutical plants with a construction value of more than CHF1bn.
  • Represented bci in an administrative proceeding for a clean-up of the Bonfol’s hazardous waste landfill in the Canton of Jura, one of the largest contaminated sites in Switzerland; matter value above CHF380m.
  • Assisted the client and its consortium partner with the construction management services of one of the biggest constructions sites of the pharmaceutical industry in Switzerland with construction costs of more than CHF600m.

Switzerland > TMT Tier 3

The TMT practice of Kellerhals Carrard is jointly headed by Daniel Alder, Daniel Emch and Nicolas Mosimann and acts in contentious and non-contentious matters with a focus on businesses’ IT strategies, including the IT aspects of due diligence on transactions and joint ventures. Clients include a broad variety of companies, from internet service providers and telecommunication companies to manufacturers of technological components as well as numerous tech start-ups that benefit from the firm’s dedicated start-up desk.

Key clients

Magnolia International AG

Swiss Broadcasting Company (SRG SSR)

Vivendi/Groupe Editis/Interforum

Work highlights

  • Advised Magnolia International Ltd on all corporate, licensing and data protection matters.
  • Advised Swiss Broadcasting Company SRG SSR on telecommunication and antitrust matters.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Thanks to its large team of ‘competent and responsive lawyers’, Kellerhals Carrard is highly active in a wide range of sectors, with particular expertise in the life sciences, insurance, banking, sports, real estate and construction industries. The firm has a broad local network with offices in all the major economic centres in Switzerland; Lukas Bopp leads in Basel, Nicolas Gillard heads up the Lausanne team, the Berne group is led by Michael Daphinoff, Ivan Paparelli leads in Lugano, and the Zurich and Geneva practices are led by Peter Schatz and Annemarie Streuli respectively.

Testimonials

‘Very professional law firm with responsive and competent lawyers.’

‘Lukas Bopp focuses on domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, attachment of assets, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and insolvency proceedings.’

Key clients

Banque Privée Espiritó Santo SA in Liq.

CSL Behring AG

Government-accredited loan guarantee organisations: Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft Ost-Süd, Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft Mitte, Cautionnement Romand, Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft SAFFA

Work highlights

  • Advising the Swiss Government-accredited loan guarantee organisations on uncovering possible credit abuses, persecute possible fraudsters and recover the unlawfully obtained loans for the next seven years in connection with loans granted under the Covid-19 regime.

Switzerland > Private client Tier 4

Kellerhals Carrard acts for a variety of private clients, including Swiss-domiciled ultra-high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs, as well as private Swiss banks and family offices. Specialisms of the unit are inheritance disputes, matrimonial property law, the structuring of trusts and family offices as well as tax and estate planning. The key practitioners are the ‘incredibly impressiveAnnette Spycher, ‘top expertIngrid Iselin, Thomas Hentz, Nicolas Gillard, Giovanni Stucchi and Peter Schatz.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘I was very impressed by the efficiency with which the team worked. They produced high-quality documents under time pressure.’

‘Annette Spycher is an extremely intelligent lawyer and was incredibly impressive when it came to her attention to detail and her grasp of Swiss law across the cantons, as well as her language skills. I would not hesitate to recommend Annette.’

‘The entire team is very service-oriented and responsive. It is always a pleasure to work with Kellerhals Carrard!’

‘We were well impressed by their knowledge in the field.’

‘I worked with Annette Spycher and was positively impressed by her ability to quickly understand the issues we were dealing with. She was very capable, practical, and efficient.’

‘The team is very responsive and skilled.’

‘Ingrid Iselin is the leader of the team in inheritance law, she is one of the still rare Certified Specialists SBA Inheritance Law in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Moreover she is one of the nine top experts chosen by Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice for the reform of the country’s inheritance law.’

Kellerhals Carrard is a full-service law firm with more than 220 legal experts and offices in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Sion and Zurich as well as representative offices in Shanghai and Tokyo. The firm offers a full range of legal services for national and international clients in all areas of corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on cross border transactions. The firm is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, understanding of business needs and pragmatic approach.

Kellerhals Carrard advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs from all industries and economic sectors, public authorities, national and international organisations and private individuals before all judicial and administrative bodies nationally and abroad in practically all areas of the law. Kellerhals Carrard’s activities are focused on:

  • Company and corporate law, external legal department
  • Litigation, arbitration and insolvency law
  • M&A and capital markets law
  • Regulatory financial markets law, financial services, collective investments, leasing, insurance
  • IT/IP, distribution, competition and anti-trust law
  • International sports law
  • Tax
  • Public law
  • Employment and social insurance law
  • Commercial criminal law and international mutual assistance / compliance
  • Family and inheritance law for private customers
  • Notarial office

KC focuses in particular on the areas of financial services, life sciences, IMT  sport, energy, real estate/construction as well as on trading and retail.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Beat Brechbuehlbeat.brechbuehl@kellerhals-carrard.ch+41 58 200 35 00
Managing Partner KC Basel Nicolas Mosimannnicolas.mosimann@kellerhals-carrard.ch+41 58 200 30 00
Managing Partner KC Bern Mario M. Martimario.marti@kellerhals-carrard.ch+41 58 200 35 00
Managing Partner KC Geneva Emmanuèle Argandemmanuele.argand@kellerhals-carrard.ch+41 58 200 32 00
Managing Partner KC Geneva Clarence Peterclarence.peter@kellerhals-carrard.ch+41 58 200 32 00
Managing Partner KC Lausanne/Sion Edgar Philippinedgar.philippin@kellerhals-carrard.ch+41 58 200 33 00
Managing Partner KC Lugano Massimiliano Maestrettimassimiliano.maestretti@kellerhals-carrard.ch+41 58 200 31 00
Managing Partner KC Zurich Daniel Lengauerdaniel.lengauer@kellerhals-carrard.ch+41 58 200 39 00
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Luc Argand photolic iur Luc Argandlic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Emmanuèle Argand photolic iur Emmanuèle Argandlic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Adrian Dan photoDr iur Adrian DanDr. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Frédérique Flournoy photolic iur Frédérique Flournoylic .iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner
Sébastien Fries photolic iur Sébastien Frieslic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Jean-Christophe Hocke photolic iur Jean-Christophe Hockelic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Nicolas Hoffmann photolic iur Nicolas Hoffmannlic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Henric Immink photolic iur Henric Imminklic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Ingrid Iselin photolic iur Ingrid Iselinlic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, PartnerCertified Specialist SBA inheritance law, TEP
Jean-Cédric Michel photolic iur Jean-Cédric Michellic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
François Micheli photolic iur François Michelilic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Alexandre Montavon photolic iur Alexandre Montavonlic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Laurent Moser photolic iur Laurent Moserlic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Clarence Peter photolic iur Clarence Peterlic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Rémi Sacerdote photolic iur Rémi Sacerdotelic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Annemarie Streuli photoRechtsanwä Annemarie StreuliMLaw, LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner
Partners : 88
Counsels : 8
Senior Associates : more than 20
Associates : more than 60
Notary Public : 10
Of Counsels : 15
Legal Counsels : 5
Attorneys trainee : more than 20
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Deal-ticker: Financial restructuring of AccorInvest

Kellerhals Carrard advised AccorInvest on Swiss legal aspects of its financial restructuring.

Deal-Ticker: FountainVest Partners led consortium of investors acquired majority stake in SPT Group

FountainVest Partners, a leading Asian private equity firm, led a consortium of investors that acquired a majority stake in the SPT Group represented by Kellerhals Carrard.

Deal-Ticker: FISCHER Spindle Group and Weichai Power enter into a strategic collaboration

The privately controlled FISCHER Spindle Group in Switzerland, world technology leader in fuel cell compressor technology and Weichai Power, a listed 10bn Shandong company and one of the world technology leaders of hydrogen fuel cell power systems, enter into a strategic collaboration to become the global leading manufacturer in fuel cell compressors. 

Deal-Ticker: Kellerhals Carrard advises Moderna in relation to its COVID-19 vaccine


Deal-Ticker: Gruner AG takes over Basler & Hofmann West AG

Gruner AG is taking over Basler & Hofmann West AG, which has around 80 employees and will in future operate under the firm name Gruner Region Bern AG. 

Deal-Ticker: Closing of Ranks in the Swiss Stationery and Office Supplies Branch

OFFIX Holding Ltd of the Swiss Buying Cooperative of Stationers PEG and Office World Holding Ltd, which belongs to MTH Retail Group Holding, join their business in the newly founded Office World Group AG.