Christian Witschi

Christian Witschi

Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner
Certified tax expert

christian.witschi@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Effingerstrasse 1
CH-3001 Berne

Tel +41 58 200 35 00

Fax +41 58 200 35 11

Assistant:

Johanna Schmid

+41 58 200 35 42

johanna.schmid@kellerhals-carrard.ch


Christian Witschi has vast experience in domestic and international taxation, corporate taxation, lump sum taxation (including immigration), pension benefits, M&A and capital market transactions (including cross-border transactions and IPOs), private equity and joint ventures. He also advises entrepreneurs and companies on succession planning.


Practice areas
  • Domestic and international tax law including corporate tax planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A transactions and corporate restructurings) including succession planning
  • Corporate and Commercial law and Capital markets law
  • Restructurings, liquidations, insolvencies
  • Pension law
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Tax
Education
  • 2000: Certified Tax Consultant
  • 1999: Dr. iur., University of Bern
  • 1993: Bar exam, Canton of Bern
  • 1990: lic. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen
Experience / Career
  • since 2003: Partner of Kellerhals Carrard, Berne
  • 2001-2002: Associate with Kellerhals Berne
  • 1994-2001: Consultant and then Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
Memberships
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Bernese Bar Association (BAV) 
  • EXPERT SUISSE
  • Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for Listing 
  • Purposes
  • Member of several Boards of Directors of small and mid sized 
  • companies
Further activities
  • Regular speaker with a focus on M&A, Corporate restructuring and Tax.
Publications and presentations
  • Wealth tax for Zurich startup companies: genuine relief or just an illusion? In a nutshell 7/2016

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  • Thomas Bähler / Beat Brechbühl / Christian Witschi, Externe Lösung vs. Familien-Tradition, Die Nachfolge im KMU, 2003 (Eigenverlag)

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  • Christian Witschi, Die vollstreckbare öffentliche Urkunde nach Art. 50 Lugano-Übereinkommen in der Schweiz, Diss. Bern 1999

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