Thierry Barbey

Thierry Barbey

M.A. HSG in Law, LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner

Rämistrasse 5
CH-8024 Zurich

Tel +41 58 200 39 00

Fax +41 58 200 39 11

Thierry is a Partner in our Zurich office and deputy head of the Startup Desk Zurich. In this capacity, Thierry has been advising founders, startups and investors for many years in connection with venture capital transactions, employee participation programs and exits (M&A). Thierry is a co-founder of an own startup and regularly acts as speaker in the area of venture capital.

Thierry further has long-standing expertise in advising companies and individuals in general matters of corporate, contract, intellectual property and competition law. He also represents his client’s interest in court.

Practice areas
  • Corporate and commercial law
  • Intellectual property and information technology law
  • Startups and Venture Capital
  • Employment law
  • Sports law
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • IT/IP and competition law
  • Employment law
  • Sports law
  • Startup Desk
  • 2016: LL.M., Hong Kong University
  • 2010: Admitted to the Bar, High Courts of Zurich
  • 2007: Master in Law, University of St. Gallen HSG
  • 2005: Bachelor in Law, University of St. Gallen HSG
  • 2002: International Program, University of California, Santa Barbara
Experience / Career
  • since 2020: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard, Zurich
  • 2016-2019: Senior Associate with Kellerhals Carrard, Zurich
  • 2010-2015: Attorney at Kellerhals Carrard, Zurich
  • 2008-2009: Associate Trainee with Kellerhals Zurich (now Kellerhals Carrard)
  • 2008/09: Practices with various business law firms in Zurich
  • 2009: Clerk of the appeals‘ authority for licences of the Swiss Football League 2009, Swiss Football League
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Young SECA (Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association)
Further activities
  • Co-Founder and Chairman of GotCourts Ltd
  • Regular speaker at startups and other events, with a focus on financing rounds, participation programs and corporate governance