Nicolas Mosimann

Nicolas Mosimann

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

Hirschgaesslein 11
CH-4010 Basel

Tel +41 58 200 30 00

Fax +41 58 200 30 11


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Nicolas Mosimann's practice focuses on technology and intellectual property law, M&A, corporate law and commercial law. He advises both Swiss and international companies and institutions on transactions (outsourcing, acquisitions, joint ventures, financing rounds) and technology projects (e.g. IoT and blockchain based platforms), research and cooperation agreements, commercial contracts and data protection (including the EU GDPR). In addition to which, Nicolas specializes in advising and representing software providers and customers (from development to protection and licensing, including SaaS and open source software). Moreover, as a founding member of the Startup Desk of Kellerhals Carrard, Nicolas knows the needs of founders and their companies in the seed and growth phases. He is as dedicated to his clients in a transactional capacity as he is in his role as a litigator.

As a long-time member of AIJA, Nicolas has an excellent international network, and advises clients across a range of industries and sectors, such as IT, technology, life-sciences, advertising and arts and entertainment, throughout the world.

Practice areas
  • Intellectual property (in particular copyright and trademark law) and technology law
  • Corporate law and M&A (including private equity and venture capital)
  • Data protection
  • International commercial and contract law
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • IT/IP and competition law
  • Startup Desk
  • 2010: LL.M., University of Sydney
  • 2009: Bar Exam Canton Basel-Stadt (admitted to all Swiss Courts)
  • 2007: Dr. iur., University of Basel
  • 2004: lic. iur., University of Basel
Experience / Career
  • since 2017: Partner at Kellerhals Carrard Basel
  • since 2017: Lecturer at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) for Mergers & Acquisitions, Advanced Management EMBA and CAS Advanced Management
  • since 2014: Lecturer at University of Basel (Switzerland), CAS in Cultural Policy and Cultural Law (Copyright, Corporate, Contract and Employment Law)
  • 2011: Secondment in the corporate legal department (litigation team) of Novartis International AG
  • 2009-2017: Attorney at Law at Kellerhals Carrard
  • 2007-2008: Various internships (e.g., at the Civil Court of Basel)
  • 2005-2007: Academic assistant to Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. Ernst A. Kramer at University of Basel
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Basler Advokatenkammer
  • Basler Juristenverein
  • INGRES – Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Statistisch-Volkswirtschaftliche Gesellschaft Basel
  • Verein Pro Iure
Further activities
  • Expert in the education program of Innosuisse Startup Training
  • Lecturer at the University of Basle and Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW)
  • Regular speaker at events in Switzerland and abroad
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • Recommended by Legal500 in the practice areas of TMT and IP

  • Recommended by Who's Who Legal in the pratice area of TMT: "Nicolas Mosimann is "a name in the start-up area", according to sources, who also highlight him as "very active in the TMT field"."

Publications and presentations
  • Daniel Emch/Nicolas Mosimann, Getting the Deal through - Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2019, Switzerland

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  • Will Blockchain Change the Music Industry?, Karajan Music Tech Conference 2018, Salzburg, 23 March 2018

  • Drones and Data Protection, SGHVR, Forum Technische Entwicklung, Juristische Fakultät, Basel, 29 November 2017

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  • Data Protection, What Swiss Companies need to know, Zurich, 30 October 2017 (co-speaker)

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  • IP and Trade Secrets in Collaborations, BaseLaunch Seminar, Basel 24 October 2017 (co-speaker)

  • Daniel Emch/Nicolas Mosimann, Getting the Deal Through - Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2018, Switzerland

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  • Chapters on Articles 109-111 and 122 in the Zurich Commentary on the Federal Code of Private International Law (Zürcher Kommentar zum IPRG), 3rd ed. (together with Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Frank Vischer), publication to be expected in 2018

  • The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation – What Swiss companies need to know, in: In a nutshell 2/2017

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  • Getting the Deal Through - Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2017, Switzerland (zusammen mit Daniel Emch)

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  • Founders Circle Workshop: Legal Essentials for Software Startups, 16. November 2016 in Schlieren (venturelab)

  • M&A Academy: General Introduction to Asset Deals, 14. Oktober 2016 in Lille (AIJA Seminar)

  • M&A Academy: IP Aspects of an Asset Deal – Transfer of Software, 14. Oktober 2016 in Lille (AIJA Seminar)

  • Intellectual Property Essentials for Startups, Swiss Startup Guide 2016

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  • Electronic signatures in practice: overview and Outlook, In a nutshell 05/2016

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  • IP rights and employee inventions in globals companies, 13. März 2015 in Basel (AIJA Seminar)

  • M&A Reloaded: The Transaction Agreement, 30. Januar 2015 in Kitzbühel (AIJA Seminar)

  • Internationales Privat- und Zivilverfahrensrecht in der Europäischen Union - Textsammlung, Zürich/St. Gallen 2013 (Herausgeberschaft zusammen mit Pascal Grolimund) sowie 2. Auflage (2014)

  • Private International Law in Switzerland in a Nutshell, Zürich 2013 (zusammen mit Anton K. Schnyder und Pascal Grolimund)

  • Stop the Rip-offs! The Strategy of Protecting Fashion, 15. Februar 2013 in New York (AIJA/UIA Seminar)

  • Die Beendigung von externen Outsourcingverhältnissen mit komplexen Pflichtenstrukturen, Diss. Basel 2009

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