With almost 160 professionals (comprised of partners, salaried lawyers, legal experts, tax advisers and notaries) and a total of more than 260 staff, the law firm, which dates back to 1885 and has offices in Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Lugano, Sion and Zurich and representation offices in Binningen and Shanghai, is one of the largest in Switzerland and boasts a rich tradition. Kellerhals Carrard operates throughout Switzerland, whilst maintaining very strong local roots, advising clients nationally and abroad.We advise and represent 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. We focus in particular on the areas of financial services, life sciences, IMT (Information, Technology and Media), sport, energy and real estate/construction and retail.

Daniel Staehelin


Basel, Switzerland

☎ +41 58 200 30 00


Daniel Staehelin is on one hand a very experienced litigator with a focus on banking and insurance matters. On the other hand he advises his corporate and private clients in restructuring, transactions, real estate and succession planning. Furthermore he is known as one of the leading insolvency lawyers in Switzerland. Daniel’s main practice areas include: Contract and corporate, Banking and insurance, Inheritance planning and execution, Restructuring and insolvency, International private law, International procedure, Litigation and arbitration, Legal opinions and Notary.

Jean-Luc Chenaux


Lausanne, Switzerland

☎ +41 58 200 33 00



Jean-Luc Chenaux has extensive experience in the fields of commercial, corporate and financial markets law, and deals with international transactions (including equity financing transactions, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring deals, and the reorganization winding up of distressed companies). Jean-Luc Chenaux, Professor of Corporate Law and Recognized Legal Scholarships. His advice is also being sought in the context of shareholder disputes and other business crisis situations. As a board member of several Swiss companies, he is well-known for his pragmatic and solution oriented approach.

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Ivan Paparelli


Lugano, Switzerland

☎ +41 58 200 31 00


Ivan Paparelli has provided legal counsel and representation in the areas of civil law (banking, commercial, matters of employment law, and inheritance law), criminal law (representing injured parties in criminal proceedings in matters of financial crime), and administrative law (in matters of construction law and territorial planning) for over 20 years. He is an experienced litigator in those areas and in other matters of general law. He also acts as liquidator of companies under appointment by the FINMA.

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