Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter

Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter

lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law

Effingerstrasse 1
CH-3001 Berne

Tel +41 58 200 35 00

Fax +41 58 200 35 11


Michèle Tettü

+41 58 200 35 36

Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter advises national and international clients on commercial law, construction and real estate law, general contract and administrative law. He also advises private clients and represents them in court.

Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter is highly appreciated for his dedication to clients, his extensive international experience (including in Singapore and the U.S.) as well as language skills (bilingual French-German) and the combination of outstanding legal competence with his pragmatic approach.

Practice areas
  • International commercial law
  • Construction and real estate law
  • Contract law
  • Extensive international experience (including in Singapore and the U.S.)
  • Representation in court
Practice groups
  • Construction, real estate and industrial facilities
  • Litigation, arbitration and insolvency
  • Private clients
  • 2010: LL.M. in Law and the Global Economy (with focus on U.S. and Asian Business and Trade Law), New York University and National University of Singapore
  • 2006: Bar exam, Canton of Berne
  • 2003: lic. iur., Universities of Geneva, Berne and Bologna (Erasmus, 2000)
Experience / Career
  • 2010: Foreign Legal Intern with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York
  • since 2006: Associate and Senior Associate with Kellerhals Berne
  • 2005: Internship at a bilingual commercial law firm in Biel-Bienne
  • 2004: Internship at the Department of Construction, Transportation and Energy of the Canton of Berne
  • 2003: Law Clerk with the District Court of Biel-Bienne
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Member of the Bernese Bar Association (BAV)
  • Member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
Further activities
  • AIJA: Vice-President of the SCILL-Commission (since 2016); Member of the Executive Committee (2012-2015)
Publications and presentations
  • Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Real Estate and the Digital Revolution (BIM and AI), Panel Presentation at the AIJA Annual Congress, August 2017

  • Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter & Per-Ola Bergqvist, Green Buildings – From Buckminster Fuller to Norman Foster, General Reporters, AIJA Annual Congress, August 2016

  • Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Housing for High Net Worth Individuals – Specific Requirements for Architect Agreements, through the Example of the Farnsworth House, Panel Presentation at the AIJA-Half Year Conference of Chicago, May 2016

  • Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Avoid paying twice the price – How to deal with subcontractors’ claims, Panel Presentation at the AIJA-Congress of Prague, August 2014

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  • Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Wind Energy Projects: Identifying suitable plots and dealing with public requirements, Panel Presentation at the AIJA-Seminar of Hamburg, June 2014

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  • Beat Brechbühl/Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Neuerungen im internationalen Warenhandel: Die Incoterms 2010, k&b 2/2011

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  • Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Facebook ou l'Arme fatale en Matière de Preuve, In Dubio 1/2011, p. 10-14

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  • Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Exchange of Tax Information: The End of Banking Secrecy in Switzerland and Singapore? International Tax Journal, November-Dezember 2010: p. 55 - 66

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  • Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Swiss Private Banking, US Tax Enforcement and Mutual Assistance after UBS, Panel Presentation at the Swiss-American Lawyers Association, New York, October 27, 2010 (together with Henry Bubel and Remy Farag)

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  • Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Sovereign Wealth Funds: The French Strategic Investment Fund: A Creative Approach to Complement SWF Regulation or Mere Protectionism? The Journal of Applied Economy, Volume 3 (2010): p. 59-77

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