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Christoph Burckhardt

Christoph Burckhardt


Christoph Burckhardt is an associate in the Employment Law Team as well as the Corporate & Commercial Law Team. He advises clients on matters of commercial and corporate law, M&A as well as contract law with focus on employment law and represents parties in court. Being a co-founder and legal counsel of an insurtech start-up company, he also has some experience in advising companies shortly before and after incorporation.

Christoph Burckhardt studied at the Universities of Basel and Geneva (BLaw 2012, MLaw 2014) and is currently working part-time oon his doctoral thesis on Loyalty Shares at the University of Zurich. Before joining Walder Wyss as an associate, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Zurich and , as a lawyer in the legal department of an international pharmaceutical company in Basel. . He was admitted to the bar in the canton of Basel-Stadt in 2016.

In addition to his professional activities Christoph Burckhardt is a member of the Citizen's Municipal Council of Basel, reserve officer of the Swiss Armed Forces and a judge at a Military Court of Appeals.

Christoph Burckhardt's professional languages are German, English and French. He is registered with the bar registry of the canton of Basel-Stadt and is authorised to represent cases throughout Switzerland.
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial | Employment | Information Technology & Telecommunications | Insurance | Litigation | Private Clients

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Naxicap Partners erwirbt myStromer AG

proLogistik Holding GmbH erwirbt XELOG AG

Naxicap erwirbt Stromer

Boehringer Ingelheim kauft NBE-Therapeutics für EUR 1,18 Milliarden

Energiedienst Holding AG und TRITEC bündeln ihr Know-how


Gleichbehandlung und Ungleichbehandlung im Aktienrecht – Zulässigkeit der Privilegierung langfristiger Aktionärsbeteiligungen?
Bezahlter Kurzurlaub für Angehörigenbetreuung und langer Betreuungsurlaub bei gesundheitlich schwer beeinträchtigten Kindern
Care Leave to Care for Sick Relatives and for Children with a Serious Health Condition
«Vaterschaftsurlaub jetzt!» – Und wie weiter?
Loyalitätsaktien im Rahmen der Aktienrechtsrevision
Berichterstattungspflicht zur Corporate Social Responsibility – Innovative Form von Regulierung?
Rechtsgeschäftliche Vertretung der Aktiengesellschaft durch ein faktisches Organ, BGer 4A_455/2018, 9. Oktober 2019
Gelegenheit zur Stellungnahme und zum Stellen von Ergänzungsfragen zum Sonderprüfungsbericht, BGer 4A_223/2019, 16. Oktober 2019
Opting-out-Erklärung und Organisationsmangel, BGer 4A_589/2017, 9. Februar 2018
Das Ende der Inhaberaktie? – Kritische Würdigung des Entwurfs zur Umsetzung der Empfehlungen des Global Forum

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