Who we are
We from the Kellerhals Carrard Startup Desk are an agile, diverse and multilingual team composed of dedicated lawyers, business consultants, paralegals and staff that operates in all parts of the country and collaborates closely and with no barriers. Meet your future colleagues here.
While we are in essence corporate and commercial lawyers, our specialty and primary focus lies in advising startups, especially spinoffs from ETH and other Swiss universities, and their investors. Our clients rely on us when they need us to structure and negotiate a financing round, to secure their intellectual property, to set up an employee incentive plan, when the time has come to exit their company or if any other legal issue arises along their growth journey.
We have been among the first law firms in the thriving startup and venture capital market in Switzerland, and as such our firm with its Startup Desk has emerged as the leading law firm for entrepreneurs and investors. We do not take it for granted that we have the privilege to act at the forefront of the ever-growing Swiss startup scene and the technological evolution, and we enjoy every moment of it. We get to work with the brightest, but also most challenging minds: founders, researchers, professional investors, professors and many more stakeholders.
Why you should join us
We have the ambition of putting together nothing more and nothing less than the best startup lawyer team this country has to offer. Why? The amount of capital being invested in technology startups in Switzerland has increased almost exponentially in recent years and is bound to reach new record levels going forward. Similarly, the number of university spinoffs aiming to commercialize cutting-edge innovations is ever increasing. Thanks to the trust of our clients, our Startup Desk’s practice has seen and will continue to see substantial growth. Convinced yet?
You are a corporate lawyer with or without previous experience in the fields of corporate & contract law or even of startups and venture capital transactions. You know that sometimes you need to walk the extra mile but you also know that it will be highly rewarded with client trust and opportunities for personal development. You see yourself not just as an employee of a law firm but as an entrepreneur.
By the way, we don’t really care about your post-grad titles (but appreciate if you have any). And we support you at all times in further strengthening your skills in those fields that you further wish to explore.
What we offer
You will be onboarded to a professional, dedicated and loyal team who will always have your back. From day one, you will be asked to build relationships with our clients, of course guided by the more experienced members of the team. You will experience a large degree of freedom in exercising your work. Can you onboard your own clients? Sure. Wish to become an expert in a field of law not covered yet? Go for it. Want to establish a new collaboration with another player in the market? Be our guest.
Your efforts will be valued monetarily but also with respect to your role within the firm. And because it’s one thing to build a team but another to build a great team, we will invest a lot into making sure that you will be a valued and appreciated member of the team from the very beginning.
What to do
It’s simple. Just send your resume and your motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and we will get back to you in order to take you to the next level.
We can’t wait to hear from you!