Our history

Kellerhals Carrard was founded in 2015 out of the merger between Kellerhals Attorneys at Law and Carrard & Associés

Kellerhals Attorneys at Law dates back to 1919. In 2006, the Berne law firm Kellerhals & Partner merged with the Zurich firm Hess Dallafior to create Kellerhals Hess Rechtsanwälte. This was followed in 2009 by the merger with Christen, Rickli & Partner from Basel to form Kellerhals Attorneys at Law and in 2015 by the merger with Carrard & Associés in Lausanne/Sion, a firm that has a 130 year old history of its own.  In 2017 the leading commercial law firm in Ticino, PSM Law Ltd., joined Kellerhals Carrard and now operates under the name Kellerhals Carrard Lugano.

The law firm, which has steadily grown into new locations, now includes almost 160professionals.

Kellerhals Carrard has five locations with equal status in Basel, Berne, Lausanne/Sion, Lugano and Zurich, which are arranged as four general partnerships and one company limited by shares. In addition, we can draw on the services of the notaries of Kellerhals Carrard in Binningen (Canton of Basel Landschaft) and our Of Counsel in Shanghai.