Emanuel Dettwiler

Emanuel Dettwiler

Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner


Hirschgaesslein 11
CH-4010 Basel

Tel +41 58 200 30 27

Fax +41 58 200 30 11


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Emanuel Dettwiler has a broad and long-standing experience in national and international mergers & acquisitions, capital markets transactions (public takeovers, IPOs), corporate governance as well as in corporate law and securities regulations. He represents clients in proceedings before the SIX Swiss Exchange and the Swiss Takeover Board (TOB) and also advises clients in real estate matters and contract law. Thanks to his experience as a former management consultant, he has an in-depth understanding of commercial matters and appreciates the real needs of demanding corporate clients.

Practice areas
  • National and international mergers & acquisitions
  • Capital markets transactions (public takeovers, IPOs)
  • Corporate law and securities regulations
  • Corporate governance
  • General contract law
  • Real estate law
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Construction, real estate and industrial facilities
  • Compliance, white collar crime
  • 2010: LL.M., Columbia University, Law School, New York
  • 2006: Admission to the bar, Canton of Zurich
  • 2002: Dr. iur., University of St. Gallen (thesis on Equal Treatment of Shareholders regarding Information)
  • 1998: lic. iur., University of Basel
Experience / Career
  • since 2013: Partner with Kellerhals Carrard, Basel
  • 2006-2013: Associate with Homburger AG
  • 2004-2005: Junior Associate with Homburger AG
  • 2001-2003: Associate with PwC strategy& (formerly Booz Allen Hamilton)
  • 1997: Summer Associate with Borden Ladner Gervais (formerly Ladner Downs) in Vancouver, Canada
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • SAV Swiss Bar Association
  • ZAV Zurich Bar Association
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
Further activities
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crocodil AG
Publications and presentations
  • Kommentierung von Art. 697i – m und Art. 704a OR, in: Honsell/Vogt/Watter (Hrsg.), Basler Kommentar OR II, Basel 2016 (zusammen mit Markus Hess)

  • Company law revision / the Federal Council’s proposal: Rules on establishing companies and capital

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  • Der Entwurf des Zweitwohnungsgesetzes, Die Ausnahme als Regel, SJZ 110 (2014), S. 341 ff.

  • Die Zweitwohnungsverordnung, Eine Übersicht mit ausgewählten Schwerpunkten, SJZ 109 (2013), S. 89 ff.

  • Selektive Information von Grossaktionären, Aktien-, kapitalmarkt- und strafrechtliche Aspekte, in: Festschrift für Rolf H. Weber, Bern 2011, S. 19 ff. (zusammen mit Daniel Daeniker)

  • Emanuel Dettwiler, Informationelle Gleichbehandlung der Aktionäre, Diss., St. Gallen 2002

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