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Kellerhals Carrard

Work Department

  • Commercial and contract law
  • Corporate law
  • IP / IT law
  • Corporate governance


lic. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner


  • from 2019: Partner of Kellerhals Carrard, Geneva
  • 1991-2018: Associate, then Partner of Python, Geneva
  • 1989-1990: Attorney with Shearman & Sterling, Paris
  • 1979: Banking Practice, Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt


  • French
  • English
  • German


  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association


  • 1986: Geneva Bar 
  • 1983: Auditor, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1982: lic. iur., University of Geneva

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Kellerhals Carrard fields a sizeable team of specialists in this area that are spread out across the firm’s various Swiss offices. The practice is noted for its expertise in advising on deals in the the mid-cap space and on corporate governance matters. The group is also active in the start-up scene, where it is able to leverage the wider firm’s strengths in fintech and technology. Key names include Beat Brechbuehl in Bern; Ines Poeschel and Reto Schumacher  in Zurich; Edgar Philippin in Lausanne; Emanuel Dettwiler in Basel; Lugano-based Massimiliano Maestretti; and Clarence Peter in Geneva.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Kellerhals Carrard is noted for covering a broad range of industries and practice areas. It has offices in Lausanne, Sion and Geneva, and its team has expertise in sports law, corporate and M&A, tax, competition, regulatory and disputes. Julien Rouvinez is the head of the Sion practice, and Emmanuèle Argand and Clarence Peter co-manage the Geneva office. Other key practitioners include Edgar PhilippinFrançois CarrardJean-Luc Chenaux and Christophe Rapin.