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. Finally, de Pfyffer│Avocats and several partners of Python, Geneva joined Kellerhals Carrard on 1 January 2019 to create the Geneva office of our firm. Charles Ochsner became Of Counsel in Tokyo on the same date.

The law firm, which has steadily grown into new locations, now includes 195 professionals.

Kellerhals Carrard has six locations with equal status in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne/Sion, Lugano and Zurich, which are arranged as five 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 Counsels in Shanghai and Tokyo.