Peter Schatz

Peter Schatz

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

Raemistrasse 5
CH-8024 Zurich

Tel +41 58 200 39 00

Fax +41 58 200 39 11


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Peter Schatz is head of the dispute resolution team in the Zurich office of Kellerhals Carrard. He has broad experience in a wide range of contentious matters, including commercial and corporate disputes, professional negligence claims, bankruptcy issues, art law, contentious trusts and estate disputes, fraud cases, asset tracing and product liability claims. Peter has appeared before national and international arbitration tribunals and state courts in all German-speaking cantons of Switzerland. He also regularly undertakes a coordination role for Swiss clients on multi-jurisdictional disputes in civil and common law jurisdictions. Peter provides expert advice on Swiss law matters for courts in common law jurisdictions. Peter is known as a profound strategist and creative thinker, who is appreciated by his clients for his ability to fight through complex and difficult cases. In international cases, he is able to draw from his intimate understanding of Anglo-American legal reasoning. In domestic cases his clients profit from his vast experience as a litigator and his long history at the commercial court of the canton Zurich.

Practice areas
  • Corporate
  • Litigation, arbitration, insolvency
  • Private clients
  • Employment law
  • Commercial and corporate disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Bankruptcy issues
  • Art law
  • Contentious trusts and estate disputes
  • Fraud cases
  • Asset tracing and product liability claims
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Litigation and insolvency
  • Private clients
  • Employment law
  • 1994-1995: LL.M., McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, Kalifornien
  • 1989: lic. iur., University of Zürich
Experience / Career
  • 2009: Founding Partner, Kellerhals Attorneys at Law (today Kellerhals Carrard)
  • 2000-2009: Partner, Zurich law firms 
  • 1996-2000: Associate, Zurich law firm
  • 1995-1996: Associate, Californian law firm 
  • 1990-1994: Law Clerk, Commercial Court in Zurich
  • 1989-1990: Law Clerk, District Court of Zurich
  • 1992: Admitted to the Bar
  • German
  • English
  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations (ZAV and SAV)