Claudia Götz Staehelin

Claudia Götz Staehelin

Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner
Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)

claudia.goetz@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Hirschgaesslein 11
CH-4010 Basel

Tel +41 58 200 30 00

Fax +41 58 200 30 11

Assistant:

Rebecca Roser

rebecca.roser@kellerhals-carrard.ch


Claudia Götz Staehelin specializes in litigation and domestic and international commercial arbitration as well as internal investigations across various industries. She advises her clients in compliance, internal investigations, cross-border proceedings, international mutual legal assistance and data privacy (CIPP/E), and supports her clients in dispute resolution crisis management. Claudia also acts as arbitrator, in particular in the area of pharma/life sciences.

Claudia combines litigation expertise with business experience. Before joining the firm, she was Head Litigation at Novartis. In that role, she led large multi-jurisdictional disputes and investigations and advised senior management on company litigation risks as well as on financial and reputational impact. Prior to that she was for many years a partner in a specialized dispute resolution law firm in Zurich and a litigator in a large business law firm in Basel.

 


Practice areas
  • Litigation
  • International and domestic arbitration (counsel and arbitrator) 
  • Internal investigations, white collar crime
  • Compliance
  • Crisis management
  • Mutual legal assistance
  • Data privacy
Practice groups
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation and insolvency
  • Compliance, white collar crime
  • Life Science
Education
  • 2018: Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP/E, GDPR)
  • 2005: LL.M., New York University, School of Law, Vanderbilt Scholar, specialized in US litigation
  • 2001: Bar admission, Basel (all courts, Switzerland)
  • 2000: Dr.iur., University of Basel
  • 1998: lic. iur., University of Basel
Experience / Career
  • since 2018: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard, Basel
  • 2011-2018: Head Litigation, Novartis
  • 2007-2011: Partner, Nater Dallafior AG, Zurich
  • 2002-2007: Associate, VISCHER AG
  • 2000-2001: Internship, VISCHER AG
  • 2000: Court Clerk, District Court Arlesheim
  • 1998-1999: Internship, STG-Coopers & Lybrand AG (now PricewaterhouseCoopers AG), Legal Department, Basel
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
Memberships
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • The Sedona Conference
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • German-Swiss Lawyers association (DSJV)
Further activities
  • Participating member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure
  • Participating Member of the Investigation Committee for Working Group 6 of The Sedona Conference
  • Regular speaker on topics of dispute resolution, investigations and compliance
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • The 2019 Global Investigations Review (GIR) features Claudia Götz Staehelin in Switzerland's Investigations Bar, a survey that portrayed key players on the Swiss investigation market:“Kellerhals Carrard’s stand-out lawyer is Basel-based Claudia Götz Staehelin, who joined in 2018 after seven years at Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, during which time she helped it navigate a number of legal hurdles.

Publications and presentations
  • Arbitration in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sectors, joint event of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), LALIVE and Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Zurich, September 17, 2019

  • Cross-border Investigations - Practical approaches to effectively conducting Internal Investigations, while remaining in compliance with Swiss Blocking Statutes and Data Protection law, UIA-seminar, Milan, September 12, 2019

  • Third Party Compliance, Schulthess Forum, Legal Basis for Third Party Compliance, (Conference Chair & Moderator), Zurich, September 5, 2019

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  • International Arbitration: Guidance beyond the International Principles“, The 11th Annual Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Data Transfers and Data Protection Laws, Hong Kong, June 19, 2019.

  • MDR/Medical Devices – clinical data & data protection, sitem-insel event, May 29, 2019

  • Claudia Götz Staehelin/Nina Studer, ICLG: Product Liability 2019| Switzerland

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  • Conference Co-Chair of the 13th Annual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery (C5 Conference), Geneva, March 14, 2019

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  • Leading High Performing Teams: The Rise of Cultural Diversity & Women in Global Investigations & White Collar Crime, 13th Annual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery (C5 Conference), Geneva, March 13, 2019

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  • Efficiency, Cost & Quality Control in Internal Investigations, Ethics & Compliance Switzerland, Zurich, March 7, 2019

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  • Video "Internal Investigation Round Table"

  • Chambers and Partner Global Practice Guide: Anti-Corruption 2019, Switzerland (mit Florian Baumann, Lea Ruckstuhl, Omar Abo Youssef)

  • Internal Investigations: Lessons Learned from a company’s perspective, Neue Zürcher Compliance-Konferenz 2019, Zurich, January 16, 2019

  • Sustainable Compliance Culture: How can Compliance add value to the business (Panel discussion), Neue Zürcher Compliance-Konferenz 2019, Zurich, January 16, 2019

  • Third Party Compliance: Neue Zürcher Compliance-Konferenz 2019, Zurich, January 16, 2019

  • Faculty member of the 10th Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Data Transfers and Data Protection Laws, Budapest, June 18-19, 2018

  • "Practical In-House Approaches to Internal Investigations & Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations", The 10th Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Data Transfers and Data Protection Laws, Budapest, June 18-19, 2018

  • "The full Implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Implementation Challenges and New Guidance", The 10th Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Data Transfers and Data Protection Laws, Budapest, June 18-19, 2018

  • "The Economics of Dispute Resolution & Cross-Border M&A", Cravath Summit on Global Dispute Resolution, New York, April 26, 2018

  • "Managing Risk and Litigation: The future of legal privilege", The Lawyer Conference, London, December 5, 2017

  • "Multi-tier Dispute Resolution", ASA Conference, Berne, September 15, 2017

  • "Insight into the revised ICC Arbitration Rules: The company expectations", ICC Switzerland, Zurich, April 19, 2017

  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution for IP and Technology Disputes", WIPO Event, Zurich, January 21, 2016

  • "Data Protection/Confidentiality Duties in a Global Market Place", European Conference 2015 “Switzerland, EU and USA: Partners in Success”, NY State Bar Association, Zurich, March 13, 2015

  • "The In-House Counsel's Role in International Arbitrations", AIJA, Annual Congress, Prague, August 29, 2014

  • (mit Roberto Dallafior) Kommentar zu Art. 2-4 und 59-62 LugÜ, in: C. Oetiker/T. Weibel (Hrsg.), Kommentar zum Lugano-Übereinkommen, 1. Auflage, Basel 2011

  • (mit Simone Stebler) Prozessuale Hürden in Verantwortlichkeitsprozessen, GesKR 4/2009, 479 ff.

  • Institutional Arbitration: Tasks and Powers of different Arbitration Institutions, Co-Editor (mit Karin Graf und Pascale Gola), Zürich 2009

  • (mit Roberto Dallafior) Überblick über die wichtigsten Änderungen des Lugano-Übereinkommens, SJZ 2008, 105 ff.

  • Teamarbeit und geteilte Verantwortung in Spital, Arztpraxis und Belegarztverhältnis, HAVE 2007, 226 ff.

  • (mit Hans Nater) Die Ausgestaltung der Honorarvereinbarung – Das Problem des "Windfalls" und des Erfolgshonorars, SJZ 2007, 471 ff.

  • Wem stehen Retrozessionen zu? BaZ, 1. März 2007

  • Amerikanisches Discovery für Verfahren im Ausland, SJZ 2006, 269 ff.

  • Der Gerichtsstand der rügelosen Einlassung im Zivilprozessrecht der Schweiz, Basel 2004, Schriftenreihe für Internationales Recht der juristischen Fakultät der Universität Basel

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