Philip John Laternser

Philip John Laternser

Dr. iur., Attorney at Law and Notary Public

Effingerstrasse 1
CH-3001 Berne

Tel +41 58 200 35 00

Fax +41 58 200 35 11


Demi Rutschmann

+41 58 200 35 53

Philip John Laternser is a consulting and a litigation lawyer as well as a notary public. His work focuses on contract, business and corporate law. This includes in particular the involvement in M&A transactions and the support of startups. He also advises his clients in construction and real estate law as well as in all notarial matters.

Practice areas
  • National and international contract law
  • Corporate and business law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A transactions)
  • Startups
  • Private construction and real estate law
  • Litigation
  • Notary Public (corporate law, foundations, real estate transactions, marriage and inheritance agreements)
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Notariat
  • 2016: Dr. iur., University of Zurich
  • 2010: Bar Admission as well as Notary Admission, Canton of Glarus
  • 2008: lic. iur., University of Zurich
Experience / Career
  • since 2016: Associate at Kellerhals Carrard, Berne
  • 2011-2015: Workbased doctoral student at the Chair of Legal Theory, Legal Sociology and International Public Law at the University of Zurich (Prof. Dr. Matthias Mahlmann)
  • 2010-2015: Attorney at Law and Notary Public at Rhyner & Schmidt Attorneys at Law, Glarus
  • 2008-2010: Lawyer at the Cantonal Building Insurance Glarus 
  • 2008-2009: Trainee attorney at Rhyner & Schmidt Attorneys at Law, Glarus
  • 2004-2008: Legal assistant at law firms in Zurich and Glarus
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Glarus Bar Association (GLAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Rotary Club Glarus