Dr. iur. des., LL.M., Attorney at Law
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), at Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2022), and completed his doctoral thesis on loyalty shares at the University of Zurich (Dr. iur. des. 2022). 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.